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Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed-in-Hope through her novels and novellas, nonfiction books and devotionals, and through speaking for women's and writers' events. Her books have been recognized by many top industry readers', reviewers', library, retailer, and other honors. Cynthia is the Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and a literary agent with Books & Such Literary Management. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five (to date) grandchildren. ...more

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Cynthia Ruchti I'm currently working on a devotional book of encouragement for those whose parents are aging. Tough topic. Treating it tenderly.…moreI'm currently working on a devotional book of encouragement for those whose parents are aging. Tough topic. Treating it tenderly.(less)
Cynthia Ruchti Karen, I almost always say, "The last one I wrote," because I really do endeavor to grow as a writer with each book. So the next one should be stronge…moreKaren, I almost always say, "The last one I wrote," because I really do endeavor to grow as a writer with each book. So the next one should be stronger and even more compelling--a new favorite! Some of the books I write are more personal to me than others. But I think I'll go reread them all so I can figure out my current favorite. :)(less)
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Hope on the Horizon

Facing the Dawn by Cynthia Ruchti An author's heart is always trained on the horizon. The next chapter in process, the next idea, the next book proposal, the next release, the first reviews, the first hints of the dawning of reader reactions.

We peer toward that light blush in the east that signals the night-long darkness is about to be overcome with light that will at first remain barely noticeable. Then as the sun slips over Read more of this blog post »
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"Oh my, all of the tears for this one.
Such a gorgeously written, beautiful book, but everything I have come to expect from Cynthia Ruchti.
It is all at the same time a tale of love, loss, friendship, faith, family, and rebuilding. It evokes shades of" Read more of this review »
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the sun isn’t gone forever just because it’s hidden from my view.”
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"Are you ready to cry your eyes out? In a good way? Once again, Ruchti manages to plumb the depths of sorrow only to resurface with a glorious splash of hope!

Although I still can't believe she made Mara give up sugar. I mean, really, didn't the woman" Read more of this review »
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"This is a beautifully written book, though it is not an easy read. It's a story about family, faith, forgiveness, friendship, grief, love, and God's grace.

Single mother Mara Jacobs faces two devastating loses, and that does make for a heavy, emotion" Read more of this review »
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“If that's what you believe the Lord is calling you to do, then you can be confident He'll go ahead of you.”
Cynthia Ruchti, They Almost Always Come Home

“Sometimes caring feels like spoiling. Gratitude evens things out.”
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“Hope Lives Here. Even Here.”
Cynthia Ruchti, As Waters Gone By

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This is our poll for November's Books of the Month - the two with the most votes will be our reads!

From a Distance (Timber Ridge Reflections, #1) by Tamera Alexander From a Distance by Tamera Alexander
 
  6 votes 23.1%

The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert
 
  6 votes 23.1%

Sit, Stay, Love by Dana Mentink Sit, Stay, Love by Dana Mentink
 
  4 votes 15.4%

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall
 
  3 votes 11.5%

The Hidden Altar by Jeff Shelnutt The Hidden Altar by Jeff Shelnutt
 
  2 votes 7.7%

The Fragrance of Geraniums (A Time of Grace, #1) by Alicia G. Ruggieri The Fragrance of Geraniums by Alicia G. Ruggieri
 
  2 votes 7.7%

They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti
 
  1 vote 3.8%

Refuge of the Heart by Ruth Logan Herne Refuge of the Heart by Ruth Logan Herne
 
  1 vote 3.8%

The Confessions of X by Suzanne M. Wolfe The Confession of X by Suzanne M. Wolfe
 
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Family Wanted by Renee Andrews Family Wanted by Renee Andrews
 
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“Hope Lives Here. Even Here.”
Cynthia Ruchti, As Waters Gone By

“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“Wouldn’t one think that the forgiven would be quickest to forgive others? That the redeemed would fall over one another in their rush to carry the song of deliverance to those who had yet to hear its calming melody?”
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Sally Chambers Thanks for your friendship on Goodreads, Cynthia.

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Peg Brantley So good to see you here! xoxo


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Deborah Piccurelli Hi Cynthia, Thanks for the invite. I haven't had a chance to post on here for a while, but hope to get back to it soon. If I could just get organized . . .


Margaret Daley It's so good to see you here.
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