4/27/2016

Cynthia Ruchti’s ‘Song of Silence’ Music-Themed Giveaway

My thoughts
I struggled to get into this book, I slogged through, and while Cynthia's writing style is impeccable, it is not my favorite of her books. There were moments I literally wanted to shake Lucy. Oy, she frustrated me, it seemed she was so determined to wallow in her situation. And she pushed the envelope with her friend Ania, knowing they had different views and beliefs. Now all of that said, that truly is the mark of a great writer when they can make you feel that much frustration with their book. I wanted to like the story too, though. I recognize the great writing skill it takes to evoke those feelings from me the reader, but I always love a good story, and this wasn't it for me. I have to give her 4 stars though for the wonderful writing skills she shows in this book.
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 
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About the book: 

Song of Silence (Abingdon, April 2016)

Music taught Lucy love and beauty. Could silence teach her hope?

Lucy and Charlie Tuttle agree on one thing: they're committed to each other for life. Trouble is, neither of them expected life to look like this. Charlie retired early, but Lucy is devoted to a long-term career . . . until the day she has no choice.

Forced to retire from her position as music educator in a small Midwestern K-8 school, Lucy can only watch helplessly as the program her father started years ago disintegrates before her eyes. As the music fades and a chasm separates her form the passion of her heart, Lucy wonders if her faith's song has gone silent, too. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes.

When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, a young boy and his soundless mother change the way she sees---and hears---everything.

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1RAajD2

About the author:



Cynthia Ruchti
 tells stories hemmed in hope. She's the award-winning author of 17 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.




As the music fades and a chasm separates her from the passion of her heart, will Lucy's faith song go silent, too? Find out in Cynthia Ruchti's new book, Song of Silence. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes. When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, a young boy and his soundless mother change the way she sees—and hears—everything.


Celebrate the release of Song of Silence with a blog tour and giveaway. Two winners will be chosen!




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One grand prize winner will receive:




  • A copy of Song of Silence


  • A $150 Visa cash card


  • One second place winner will receive:




    • A copy of Song of Silence


    • A music-themed prize pack filled with goodies hand-picked by Cynthia


    • Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 9th. The winners will be announced May 10th on Cynthia's blog.




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