Judging a book by it's cover can be a good thing for this story. This little cottage is where Emmalynn is trying to rebuild her life. The first tag line for this book was "How can a marriage survive when separated by hundreds of miles and impenetrable prison walls?" I really was a bit confused by the lack of communication between Emmalynn and Max while he was in prison, and that made me wonder about the surviving of the marriage. However reading on, you will be drawn into their story and feel their conflict and pain. Cynthia Ruchti is so talented with her writing, you feel this story. I want to visit Madeline Island and eat some of the wonderful things shared in this story. Is it a happy ending? Read the story to find out..
A great book from a wonderfully talented author. 4.5 stars from this reviewer.
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About the Book:
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?
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About the Author
Speaker and award-winning author, Cynthia Ruchti draws from 33 years experience writing and producing a daily radio broadcast to tell stories hemmed in Hope through her novels, novellas, devotions, and nonfiction. She serves as the professional relations liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers. Cynthia and her husband live in the heart of Wisconsin.
Can a marriage survive when separated by hundreds of miles and impenetrable prison walls? Find out in Cynthia Ruchti's new book, As Waters Gone By. 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.