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They Almost Always Come Home

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When Libby's husband Greg fails to return from a two-week canoe trip to the Canadian wilderness, the authorities soon write off his disappearance as an unhappy husband's escape from an empty marriage and unrewarding career. Their marriage might have survived if their daughter Lacey hadn't died . . . and if Greg hadn't been responsible. Libby enlists the aid of her wilderne ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Abingdon Press (first published December 1st 2009)
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Lacy Williams
Nov 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: great-reads
You know those books that change your life, stick with you long after you've reached "the end," and you know you'll read them over and over? This is one of them.

Women's fiction is not my favorite genre - I'm a romance junkie - so I always start out reading these books a little "skeptical"... well, by about page three Ruchti had grabbed me with her character's voice and the unique beginning of this tale. "I couldn't put it down" sounds so cliche, but it is SO TRUE about this book!

What a pleasant surprise, this book.

A Christian fiction novel about a middle-aged couple with marriage problems? Not my usual read. I bought this book because the ebook was free for a while and because the title and cover intrigued me; I read it because a favorite blog recommended it and interviewed the author, who came across well.

The voice of the main character and narrator, Libby, is unique and rather delightful. Witty, somewhat whiny and bratty, true-to-life, and darkly humorous. (I don't c
Jun 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Abingdon Press
ISBN-13: 9781426702389
Publication Date: May, 2010
Author: Ruchti, Cynthia

Retail Price: $13.99

From the publisher: When Libby’s husband Greg fails to return from a two-week canoe trip to the Canadian wilderness, the authorities soon write off his disappearance as an unhappy husband’s escape from an empty marriage and unrewarding career. Their marriage might have survived if their daughter Lacey hadn’t died…and if Greg hadn’t been responsible. Libby enlists
Nora St Laurent
Jul 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
“Do dead people wear shoes? In the casket, I mean. Seems a waste.
Then again, no outfit is complete without shoes!”

The first sentence startled me, but kept me reading. I was so happy to receive a review copy of Cynthia’s thought provoking and honest debut novel.

Libby’s husband Greg, went camping and hasn’t returned. How long do you wait to report someone missing? Cynthia Ruchti has the reader experience all the emotions and thought process someone might go through when they discover their husband
Cindy Meilink
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'll begin this review simply...I loved this book!

Never having read anything by Cynthia Ruchti, I wasn't quite sure of what to expect. The story description sounded interesting so I dived in...glad I did.

Libby's husband, Greg, has gone off on one of his wilderness encounters in Canada, camping out, enjoying the outdoors--everything Libby tends to avoid. When Greg doesn't arrive home on his expected date, Libby becomes concerned and contacts Greg's father. When more days pass and Greg remains mis
Aug 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cynthia Ruchti's debut novel is a deeply moving and honest exploration of one woman's physical search for her husband while confronting a painful examination of her own heart. With compelling and beautiful prose and one of the best first person voices I have read, Cynthia shares deep insights into Libby's pain over the loss of her young daughter, the estrangement from her husband and the rendering of her faith. As Libby, her devoted friend and gruff father-in-law tackle the magnificent Canadian ...more
Haley Mathiot
May 17, 2010 rated it liked it
They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti
Genre: Christian Fiction
ISBN: 9781426702389
Rating: DNF, 3

Greg goes on a trip into the Canadian wilderness—and never comes home. But Libby was thinking about leaving him anyway… so should she care that he's missing? Should she find him? Libby sets off with her best friend and her step-dad on a journey to find Greg. But for Libby, the journey is more than to find her husband. It's a journey of faith.

They Almost Always Come Home had potential to be ama
Bill Garrison
Nov 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Cynthia Ruchti's THEY ALMOST ALWAYS COME HOME is a fascinating tale of a woman's journey from despair to hope and from bitterness to forgiveness. Ruchti is a talented author and her writing grabbed me from page one as she introduced Libby Holden as a wife and mother burdened with the overwhelming pain of her daughter's murder a few years ago.

After twenty years of marriage, Greg and Libby Holden lose their daughter to a mindless act of violence. Faced with incredible pain and grief, their marriag
Apr 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010-favorites
When I first received my copy of They Almost Always Come Home, I thought it sounded like a good story. When I first started reading it, I was intrigued, for a little while. I soon found the story slow and I started to get bored. I was actually on the verge of giving up and not finishing the book, but a little voice told me to keep going. I mean, I really did want to see how it would send, so I kept reading. I can honestly say that if I had quit reading the book, it would have been a huge mistake ...more
Jun 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
As I'm reading this, I'm getting the sense of the Canadian wilderness. The trek through the woods while slapping at mosquitoes. The discomfort of sleeping on the ground. I can picture as they pause in their row boats on the lake and the stillness that is only interrupted by the sound of an animal.

Libby's husband Greg was suppose to return from a solo trip to this wilderness. Because he didn't, she, a friend and Greg's father make the trip to discover what they can. He signed in at the station b
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Drawing from 33 years of on-air radio ministry, Cynthia Ruchti tells stories of hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through her novels and novellas, nonfiction books and devotionals, and speaking for women's and writers' events. Her books have been recognized by Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Awards, Selah Awards, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Christian Retailing's BEST Awards, and Christy and C ...more
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