How can a marriage survive when separated by hundreds of miles and impenetrable prison walls?
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 Café, 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?
About The Author:
Cynthia Ruchti tells stories “hemmed in hope.” She’s the award-winning author of sixteen books and a frequent speaker for women’s ministry events. She serves as the Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers, where she helps retailers, libraries, and book clubs connect with the authors and books they love. She lives with her husband in Central Wisconsin.
Reconciliation in marriage, hope and healing, infertility. All these topics and more emotion than I knew what to do with were present in this amazing novel. With a writing gift that makes you feel as though you are right in the book experiencing everything with the characters, I could not put this book down. Cynthia Ruchti is one of my favorite fiction authors, and regularly reminds of Nicholas Sparks or Dan Walsh in her writing, topics and storylines. I just love her books and this most recent release, As Waters Gone By, was certainly no exception. It was fantastic. I shed just a few tears as I read late into the evening (make sure you have tissues at hand when reading, just a warning). I related so much with the wanting of a child that just did not come, and to unanswered prayers. Hope comes through even in the hard times and is a constant theme, along with several twists and turns. I look forward to reading what comes next for Ms. Ruchti!
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase As Waters Gone By online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite local Christian book retailer from Abingdon Press
***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***