Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Afraid of The Light By Cynthia Ruchti GIVEAWAY!

Clinical psychologist Camille Brooks isn’t put off by the lifestyle of her hoarder clients and the distress of their families. She lost her mother to the crippling anxiety disorder--so she’ll go a long way to help others avoid the same pain.

Despite Camille’s expertise, her growing audience for her Let In the Light podcast, and the recognition she’s gaining for her creative coaching methods, she’s not prepared for the pushback. A client who looks uncannily like her mom catches her off guard and raises long-dormant issues. And the revelation that Camille has her own hoarding problem sends her spinning.

With the help of a cadre of unexpected friends, an enigma of a man who refuses to be discouraged, and the God who created and loves her, can she face her fears, pull back the curtains, and let the light into her own life?

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Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope through award-winning novels, novellas, devotionals, nonfiction, and through speaking events for women and writers. She makes potato corn chowder for her husband of 44 years and loves on her three kids and five grandchildren. Cynthia 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 fifteen already on the shelves. Her books have been honored with two Selah Awards, three Christian Retailing's BEST Awards, and awards from CAN Golden Scrolls and AWSA Golden Scrolls, as well as finalist and top honors in awards programs such as ACFW's Carol Awards, ForeWord Book Reviews Book of the Year, RT Reviews Book of the Year, Family Fiction's Book of the Year, Cascade Awards Book of the Year, Inspirational Readers' Choice, and the Christy Awards, among others. You can connect with her at, at, at, or in the kitchen, brewing herself another cup of tea.

My Thoughts...
What a read. I loved it. The Characters were perfect. I loved how Ruchti  handled the mental heath issue in this story. How loving she was with the characters. She handled this story so well. I just don't have the words for this review to do this book justice. All I can say that this is a 5 star read that I HIGHLY recommend.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I have loved all of her past books I will be reading this one this weekend.

  2. I am trying to think if I have ever read one of her books. I need to change that and get a copy of this.

  3. I am asking the library to get this one.

  4. I read a Christmas book by her about 3 years ago & one other one. Cynthia really knows how to write an engaging & emotional story! This one is already on my want-to-read list :-)

    Thanks for your review, Mary!