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May 20, 2015

AS WATERS GONE BY/ SUMMER OF FUN $100 Giveaway by Cynthia Ruchti


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Cynthia Ruchti

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Are the walls around her heart more daunting than the other barriers separating her from the man she married?

Emmalyn and Max Ross may have to endure the fight of their lives to mend the tattered fabric of their marriage. His actions ensured she could never be a mother and put him in prison, giving their relationship a court-mandated five-year time-out. On a self-imposed exile to beautiful but remote Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, Emmalyn has just a few months left to figure out if and how they can ever be a couple again.

Nudged along by the exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and CafĂ©, a circle of misfit people in their small town, and a young girl who desperately needs someone to love her, Emmalyn restores an island cottage that could become a home and begins to restore her heart by learning what it means to love unconditionally. Yet even as hope begins to find a place within the cottage walls, Emmalyn still wonders if she’s ready for Max’s release. She may be able to rebuild a cottage, but can she rebuild a marriage?

Cynthia RuchtiTaking multi-tasking to new heights (or depths, depending on your perspective), Cynthia Ruchti is the award-winning author of recent releases "All My Belongings" (novel), "When the Morning Glory Blooms" (novel), and "Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People's Choices" (nonfiction). She makes potato corn chowder for her husband of 42 years, loves on her three kids and five grandchildren, recently retired from 33 years of writing and producing a daily radio broadcast called THE HEARTBEAT OF THE HOME, is past president of the 2,700-member American Christian Fiction Writers and now serves as ACFW's Professional Relations Liaison, all while working on more book projects in addition to the eight already on the shelves. The year 2010 saw the release of her debut novel--"They Almost Always Come Home" by Abingdon Press (a Carol Award finalist)--and a Christmas collection novella, "The Heart's Harbor" in A Door County Christmas, a Family Fiction Reader's Choice, by Barbour Publishing. "His Grace is Sufficient...Decaf is Not," released Nov 1, 2011. Another novella collection--"Cedar Creek Seasons" (Barbour) released in spring of 2012. "When the Morning Glory Blooms" (April 2013) was followed by "All My Belongings" (2014, also from Abingdon Press). Her books have recently been honored with two Selah Awards, two Christian Retailing's BEST Awards, and awards from CAN Golden Scrolls and AWSA Golden Scrolls. She tells stories of Hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through writing and speaking, but she gave up knitting, counted cross-stitch, sewing her own clothes, naps, and dusting baseboards a long time ago. You can find her at, at, or in the kitchen, brewing herself another cup of tea.

Ms. Cynthia Ruchti is such a talented writer as she writes with such inspiration that warms the heart.  The story holds a lot of emotion of such loss, sacrifice, faith, peace and hope that you will find your way when given a second chance.  Life delivers such tragedies and trials in all of our lives.   As from Job 11:16 - "You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.:

Five years back, Emmalyn Ross received a message from Max, her husband.    He wanted her to come and get him, he was in trouble.  She was already late and just noticed that Max's letter was his notice of going away to spend five years in prison.    Emmalyn Ross no longer had Mac's income and her catering venture was slowly going downhill.  It seemed that everything Mac and she had done, went wrong.  They had spent three years of trying to conceive, unsuccessfully and max still had eight months to go. Trying to start over her life and making a decision if her marriage can be rebuilt, Emmalyn is supported by friends from The Wild Iris Cafe, especially Boozie who showed both eclectic style and a very lovable heart.  The Wild Iris Cafe, with the wonderful food, the quiet and charming area, good friends and the special miracles that will make the reader smile. Someone might walk in the door and do a three sixty.  They may totally change.    Anyone at any time won't ever know what is around the corner or on that next page.

I was given a complimentary copy of AS WATERS GONE BY from the author, Cynthia Ruchti  and Litfuse Publicity Tours for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS. 


Cynthia is celebrating the release of As Waters Gone By by giving away a summer of fun to one lucky reader!
One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $100 cash card to put toward your trip to Madeline Island (discover the beauty of the setting of As Waters Gone By) or your summer vacation destination
  • A book-club set (10 copies of As Waters Gone By and a downloadable starter kit) so you can start your own summer book club
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 10th. The winner will be announced June 11th on Cynthia’s blog.
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Plus, now through mid-July, sign up for Cynthia’s mailing list for a five-day virtual tour around Madeline Island for the chance to win a Hemmed in Hope prize pack. Each day begins with an email from Cynthia that introduces where you’ll be “visiting” that day (all key places from As Waters Gone By) with various interactive elements, including“I wish you were here” postcards, trivia quizzes, and an ongoing Island scavenger hunt. The person who interacts the most will win a Hemmed in Hope prize pack (valued at more than $200).
That includes:
  • The letterpress block Hope sign from DaySpring
  • A set of 6 Hemmed in Hope notecards showing a hope-themed Bible verse
  • A leather “I can’t unravel, I’m hemmed in hope” journal
  • Signed copies of each of Cynthia’s books, fiction and non-fiction

To keep up with Cynthia Ruchti, visit You can also become a fan on Facebook (CynthiaRuchtiReaderPage) or follow her on Twitter (@cynthiaruchti).

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