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Monday, May 1, 2017

Cynthia Ruchti's 'A Fragile Hope' Blog Tour and Giveaway
 When your life's work revolves around repairing other people's marriages, what happens when your own marriage begins to fall apart? Find out what happens to Josiah Chamberlain in Cynthia Ruchti's new book, A Fragile Hope. Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what's left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

Hope grows when seeds are planted-even in the muddy middle of life.
Josiah Chamberlain's life's work revolves around repairing other people's marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife's unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she's unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.
Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what's left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

About the author:

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope through her novels, novellas, nonfiction books, articles and devotionals, drawing from 33 years of on-air radio ministry. Ruchti has written more than 20 award-winning novels, novellas, nonfiction books and devotionals. Her books have received numerous awards and nominations, including the RT Reviewers' Choice, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year nominations, two Selah Awards, Christian Retailing's BEST, was an ACFW Carol Award finalist and a Christy finalist, among other honors. Her latest release is the novel A Fragile Hope.
One of Ruchti's greatest joys is helping other writers grow in their craft. To that end, she has served as worship and devotions staff and faculty for the Write-to-Publish conference and teaches at other writers' conferences across the country and internationally as opportunities arise. She also serves as the professional relations liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers.
Ruchti speaks frequently for women's groups and serves on her church's worship team. She and her husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.
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This book is an emotional, heartfelt, and long journey to seeing the truth. I was very impressed with Josiah. Here is a man that helps others with their marriage , yet ironically his is falling apart before his eyes. It's funny how we sometimes are oblivious to things in our life. We think we have a good marriage and then bam, like Josiah,  our world gets turned upside down. I loved how Josiah struggled with his faith and along the way, God placed people in his path that helped him call out to God. It is a very emotional book that I had a hard time keeping my tears in check.

I will say that at first I thought the book was so biased and without remorse from Josiah that I didn't want to finish it. However with the brilliant writing the author opens up deep pockets of Josiah's life and let's him walk through pain and examine himself. I loved the scenes in the hospital when he was with his wife. His life has just been shattered with the injuries his wife sustained , but the author throws in a complete surprise. I wonder how many of us would walk away when we suspect our spouse of wrongdoing? I can't express enough how powerful this book is. The journey is sometimes  dark, depressing, heartbreaking and overwhelming. Josiah encounters people who share their story to give him hope. I loved how the author keeps us on the edge not knowing if Josiah will hold on to hope or walk away.

Life is fragile and in a blink of an eye, everything can change. I really loved Josiah's father-in-law. His love for  his daughter was so real and I loved how he and Josiah had a relationship that was genuine . It was nice to see them support each other and continue to believe the impossible. The author did an amazing job of taking Josiah on a roller coaster  ride of emotions and realize that his wife is worth fighting for. I encourage everyone to grab a copy of this book. It really made me think of my life and how  I have taken things for granted. The author has written a book that will stay with you long after the last page is finished. Life is fragile , but there is always hope.

I received a copy of this book from LitFuse. The review is my own opinion.

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Celebrate the release of A Fragile Hope by entering to win Cynthia's Sign of Hope Giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on May 3. The winner will be announced May 4 on the Litfuse blog.

Tour Schedule:

Debi | 2014 and Beyond!
Angela | Angela Mills
Britney | Buzzing About Books
Colleen |
Debra | 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too !
Jalynn | A Simple Life, really?!
Margaret | Frugal Shopping and More
Stacey | Books,Dreams,Life

Kav | Best Reads (2010-2014)
Laura | Lighthouse Academy
Megan | Pursuing Intentional Living
Joan | Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
Rachel | Smiling Book Reviews

Michelle | I Hope You Dance
Stephanie | Finding My Yellow

Dianna | Savings in Seconds
Leah | As We Walk Along the Road
Mary | The Mary Book Reader
Sara | SK Bell

Margaret | The World As I See It

Amanda | The Talbert Report
Becky | Living Outside the Lines
Lena Nelson | A Christian Writer's World

Carrie | Reading is My Superpower

Loraine | Loraine D. Nunley, Author

Amy | A Nest in the Rocks
Becky | In The Pages
Carole | The Power of Words
Jill | Days at home
Kim | Window To My World
Lizzie | A Dusty Frame
Lois | The Minister's Wife
Suzanne | Clicking Her Heels
Wendy | Life at Rossmont

Alison | Nova Frugal Family
Amy | Pause for Tales
Marianne | Reviewing Novels Online

Cheryl | Cherylbbookblog
Pamela | Daysong Reflections
Carol | Centraleast2

Beckie | By The Book
Kelly | Leafy Not Beefy
Lisa | Seeking with all yur heart
Marianne | Reviewing Novels Online
Tressa | Wishful Endings

Amanda | Inklings and notions
Sherry | My Reading Journeys
Carla | Working Mommy Journal

Amy | The Ramblings of Miss Amy Michelle
Connie | Hope
Kathleen | Reviews From The Heart

Annie | Just Commonly
Hallie | Book by Book
Kristie | Moments
Marissa | The Review Stew
Rachel | EmpowerMoms

Amanda | Amandainpa
Crystal | Our Perfectly Imperfect Life
Delores | BetheMiracle
Katie | Too Read or Not Too Read
Leslie | Edits and Reviews by Leslie
Sydney | Singing Librarian Books

Donna | Donna's BookShelf

Sarah | Running Through The Storms

Andrea | Two Points of Interest
Andrea | Writing to Inspire
Beth | For The Love of Books
Caroline | Under God's Mighty Hand
Deana | Texas Book-aholic
Denise | Ramblings of a California Couponer
Elisha | Rainy Day Reviews
Hope | Finding Joy in Everyday
Julie | More Of Him
Lori | Morning Glories and Moonflowers
Mark | Thoughts of a Sojourner

Lindsey | Lindsey Bell
Mackenzie | Spreading His Grace
Melina | Melina's Book Blog
Jennifer | Jen Around the World

Andi | Radiant Light
Barbara | Fic Gal
Bethany | The Perfect Beginning
Iola | Iola's Christian Reads 

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