Thursday, May 21, 2015

As Waters Gone By By Cynthia Ruchti

Emmalyn Ross never thought a person could feel this alone. Sustaining a marriage with a man who’s not by her side is no easy task, especially since her husband currently resides behind impenetrable prison walls. His actions stole her heart’s desire and gave their relationship a court-mandated five-year time-out. What didn’t fall apart that night fell apart in the intervening years.

Now, on a self-imposed exile to Madeline Island—one of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior—Emmalyn starts rehabbing an old hunting cottage they’d purchased when life made sense. Restoring it may put a roof over her head, but a home needs more than a roof and walls, just as a marriage needs more than vows and a license. With only a handful of months before her husband is released, Emmalyn must figure out if and how they can ever be a couple again. And his silence isn’t helping.
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Taking 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.
I'm Cynthia's number one fan, to date I have read all of her books and loved them everyone.
As Waters Gone By was such an emotional read but it was a deep read one where when you're done reading it you are still thinking about the characters and left wanting more.
Job 11:16 was the bases for the title, it's okay go look the scripture up.
You are going to be so happy that you bought a copy of this book.
A great book of hope, please don't miss this book. When you step inside this book you will NEVER want to leave.
I gave this book 5 stars two times. I HIGHLY recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Again it sounds like one those books that you want to stay up all night to read it until the end .Blessings DanaGirl

  2. This is my wife's absolute favorite authors. She will be excited to know she has a new book out that is 5 star.

  3. Oh this sounds like such a good book. I can't wait to read it! Great review Mary!

    Judy B

  4. I can't wait to read it.. Thank you for the review.

  5. Sometimes we all need a little hope. I am sure I will enjoy it. Thank you

  6. She is one of my favorite authors. I am sure to read this one. Thank you

  7. Great review! How have I never heard of this author? This sounds so good and refreshingly different.

  8. Great review! How have I never heard of this author? This sounds so good and refreshingly different.