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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.

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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.
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…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)
Average rating: 4.06 · 3,975 ratings · 1,153 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
They Almost Always Come Home

3.75 avg rating — 1,745 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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As Waters Gone By

4.31 avg rating — 347 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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An Endless Christmas

4.21 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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All My Belongings

4.26 avg rating — 223 ratings9 editions
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A Fragile Hope

4.42 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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When the Morning Glory Blooms

4.32 avg rating — 279 ratings9 editions
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Song of Silence

4.26 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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Restoring Christmas

4.48 avg rating — 161 ratings5 editions
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Miles from Where We Started

4.47 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Tattered and Mended: The Ar...

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Miles from Where We Started by Cynthia Ruchti
"Miles From Where We Started is the first book I have read by Cynthia Rucht. I was pleasantly surprised with a charming story of a marriage on the verge of dissolution. Not even married a year yet and Connor and Mallory are ready to call it quits...." Read more of this review »
Miles from Where We Started by Cynthia Ruchti
"Ruchti's novels are such a joy to read. While this one took me a bit longer to get into than some, it was nonetheless enjoyable. Overall, this is a beautiful tale with hope and God's mercy woven throughout the laughter and tears.

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Miles from Where We Started by Cynthia Ruchti
"Ruchti is a talented writer who always gets to the hearts of her characters and this transfers directly to the reader. This latest offering is a quietly intense story about commitment and surrender.
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As My Parents Age by Cynthia Ruchti
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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

“Hope Lives Here. Even Here.”
Cynthia Ruchti, As Waters Gone By

“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?”
Cynthia Ruchti, When the Morning Glory Blooms

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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!

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

From a Distance (Timber Ridge Reflections, #1) by Tamera Alexander From a Distance by Tamera Alexander
 
  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?”
Cynthia Ruchti, When the Morning Glory Blooms

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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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