Friday, April 28, 2017

"A Fragile Hope" by Cynthia Ruchti (Litfuse Blog Tour)

A Fragile Hope Cynthia Ruchti

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?

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.

My review...

Relationship expert Josiah Chamberlain knows exactly how to help couples, but he discovers that he is less-than-equipped to fix the problems in his own marriage, especially when he didn’t even realize they existed. A tragic accident causes him to view his wife Karin in a different light. He must battle feelings of grief, anger, bitterness, and betrayal as he struggles to find hope amidst his doubts.

This is a beautifully written and truly engaging heartfelt story, which will remind the reader of God’s unfailing love. Some of my favorite quotes from the story are:

·         “Grief doesn’t know how to tell time.”
·         “Some storms pass and leave the earth refreshed. Others leave devastation in their path. Either way, you will go on.”
·         “Alone. It’s a feeling. Not a destination or condition. God is especially near to those who think there alone.”
·         “Forgiveness — though invisible — leaves its imprint on every heart it touches.”
·          “The past has history but no breath. Today breathes.”
·         “A quiet moment of gratitude is never wasted.
·         “Where would we be if we hadn’t discovered that seeds of hope can grow in mud?”

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy as part of the LitFuse Blogger Program, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.

About Cynthia...

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope through her award-winning novels, novellas, devotionals, nonfiction, and through speaking events for women and writers. Her books have been recognized by honors such as the Selah Awards, Christian Retailings' BEST Awards, and Foreword Book Reviews Book of the Year Awards. She and her husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.

Where you can find Cynthia online…



  1. Oh thank you again Leslie for showcasing another new author for me!!

    I love the cover, it looks intriguing. Even if I don't win this book, I'll be looking for it on my Kindle.

    Thank you again Leslie for this wonderful opportunity to learn about new authors and win a book.

    1. You are very welcome :) Introducing people to "new" authors is one of the things I love to do (through my blog, reviews, or just fangirling over them!).

      Definitely check out the book if you don't win a copy! Good luck.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Tiger Lily. I hope you are moved by the book!