6/09/2015

Cynthia Ruchti’s ‘As Waters Gone By’ Summer of Fun $100 Giveaway

My thoughts:
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.
This book was provided for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review.

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.

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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.




Cynthia is celebrating the release of As Waters Gone By by giving away a summer of fun to one lucky reader!





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One grand prize winner will receive:



  • A $100 cash card to put toward your trip to Madeline Island (discover the beauty of the setting of As Waters Gone By) or your summer vacation destination

  • A book-club set (10 copies of As Waters Gone By and a downloadable starter kit) so you can start your own summer book club


Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 10th. The winner will be announced June 11th on Cynthia's blog.





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Plus, now through mid-July, sign up for Cynthia's mailing list for a five-day virtual tour around Madeline Island for the chance to win a Hemmed in Hope prize pack. Each day begins with an email from Cynthia that introduces where you'll be “visiting” that day (all key places from As Waters Gone By) with various interactive elements, including“I wish you were here” postcards, trivia quizzes, and an ongoing Island scavenger hunt. The person who interacts the most will win a Hemmed in Hope prize pack (valued at more than $200). That includes:



  • The letterpress block Hope sign from DaySpring

  • A set of 6 Hemmed in Hope notecards showing a hope-themed Bible verse

  • A leather “I can’t unravel, I’m hemmed in hope” journal

  • Signed copies of each of Cynthia’s books, fiction and non-fiction

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