A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti | Blog Tour and Sign of Hope Giveaway

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?

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{More about A Fragile Hope}

A Fragile Hope (Abingdon Press, April 2017)

Hope grows when seeds are planted—even in the muddy middle of life.

Josiah Chamberlain’s life’s work revolves around repairing other people’s marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife’s unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she’s unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.

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?

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Cynthia Ruchti

{More About Cynthia Ruchti}

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.

Find out more about Cynthia at http://www.cynthiaruchti.com.
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Hope, even at its most fragile, is always stronger than it appears

Ruchti pens story encouraging readers to hold onto hope, even when it doesn’t make sense

3/24/2017 || Seattle: We easily become so absorbed in our own responsibilities, problems and concerns that we miss what is going on in the lives of those around us, even those we love the most. That’s where Josiah Chamberlain finds himself in award-winning author Cynthia Ruchti’s latest release, A Fragile Hope (Abingdon Press/April 4, 2017/ISBN: 9781426791505/$14.99). When his life starts falling apart around him, will the fragile hope he has left be enough to help through the most difficult time of his life?

As a best-selling author, speaker, and relationship expert, Josiah’s life’s work revolves around repairing other people’s marriages. While he is focused on his latest deadline, Josiah fails to notice as his wife, Karin, grows distant. Their relationship is challenged further when Karin is involved in a serious car accident and is unable to communicate. When his own marriage is threatened, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.

Feeling betrayed, confused and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, Josiah 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?

Ruchti hopes readers find a few unmistakable lessons in love tucked quietly within the pages of the story, including:

—The strength and fragility of love.
—The need for constant nurturing in relationships.
—The power and gift of communication.
—Against our natural inclination and instincts, at its heart, love is sacrifice.

The truest example of love and deeper inspiration for A Fragile Hope came from I Corinthians 11:23-24, “The Lord Jesus on the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is (represents) My body, which is [offered as a sacrifice] for you,’” (Amplified Bible). Ruchti admits this doesn’t seem like the typical scripture to inspire a contemporary novel, but readers will find why this scripture played a key role as they delve into the story. “I was deeply moved by the idea that Jesus showed us the depth of His love most significantly ‘on the night He was betrayed.’ What would that look like in a husband/wife relationship, or any other relationship, for that matter? Can love shine brightest on the night it’s betrayed?”

Of course, Ruchti hopes readers will finish the book with a satisfied sigh but adds, “I pray they’ll also have gained a deeper appreciation for the power of love and the strength of hope. Disappointment and betrayal are always more layered than we imagine. Hope is always stronger than it appears, even at its most fragile.”

Learn more about A Fragile Hope and Cynthia Ruchti at www.cynthiaruchti.com. Readers can also follow her on Facebook (Cynthia Ruchti), Twitter (@cynthiaruchti) and Pinterest (cynthiaruchti).

Advance Praise

“Exquisite storyteller Cynthia Ruchti has accomplished the seemingly impossible feat of beautifully portraying the inner struggles of a man on the edge of decisions that will forever change reality for all those he loves. I simply could not put down A Fragile Hope, because, after all, everyone is seeking hope in the end. Must read!” 

~ Lucinda Secrest McDowell, author of Dwelling Places

“Master storyteller Cynthia Ruchti demonstrates a unique ability to weave tenderness with life-changing truth in her novel A Fragile Hope. It offers more than a good read. It offers answers for those seeking the path to forgiveness and longing for hope in the midst of seeming impossibilities.”

~ Grace Fox, international speaker and author of Moving from Fear to Freedom

About the Author

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope through her novels, novellas, nonfiction books, articles and devotionals, drawing from 33 years of on-air radio ministry. Ruchti has written more than 20 award-winning novels, novellas, nonfiction books and devotionals. Her books have received numerous awards and nominations, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year nominations, two Selah Awards, Christian Retailing’s BEST, was an ACFW Carol Award finalist and a Christy finalist, among other honors. Her latest release is the novel A Fragile Hope.

One of Ruchti’s greatest joys is helping other writers grow in their craft. To that end, she has served as worship and devotions staff and faculty for the Write-to-Publish conference and teaches at other writers’ conferences across the country and internationally as opportunities arise. She also serves as the professional relations liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers.

Ruchti speaks frequently for women’s groups and serves on her church’s worship team. She and her husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.

To keep up with Cynthia Ruchti, visit www.cynthiaruchti.com. She also invites readers to follow her on Facebook (Cynthia Ruchti), Twitter (@cynthiaruchti) and Pinterest (cynthiaruchti).

Suggested interview questions

—In a few sentences, tell us about your new book, A Fragile Hope.

—Your leading man, Josiah, is a well-known marriage expert yet he failed to notice how his marriage was crumbling around him. How did he miss the warning signs?

—Given his career, one may argue Josiah should have been equipped to face a crisis. What strengths helped him through the most difficult time of his life, and in what ways could he have been better prepared?

—Can you share the progression and growth Josiah made throughout the story? How important were the mentors who came along during the journey?

—What lessons in love are revealed to readers in A Fragile Hope?

—Is it possible to get past the hurt of betrayal completely? What words of encouragement can you offer readers who may be struggling with past hurts?

—How long ago did you first start work on A Fragile Hope? Is there a reason why this story was such a long work in progress?

—What scripture passage played a part in the inspiration of this book?

—Normally something that happened in your own life also ignites a spark in the writing process. What personal experience did you draw from for A Fragile Hope?

—All of your books address hope in some way. How did hope become the center of your writing?

—What is the message you hope readers take away from reading A Fragile Hope?

To request a review copy of A Fragile Hope, to schedule an interview with Cynthia Ruchti or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Reviews

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This book is an excellent, well written story that will hold your attention from start to finish!

    Written by Inklings and Notions on May 13, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A Fragile Hope is an amazing book. I stayed up waaaaay too late reading it because I couldn’t put it down& I may have cried a lot while reading this book.

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on May 7, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A Fragile Hope will tug at your emotions from the beginning . . . to the end. Cynthia Ruchti writes of love and forgiveness, hope and despair.

    Written by Donna’s BookShelf on May 6, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    I was first introduced to Cynthia Ruchti a few years ago and I have eagerly looked for her new releases ever since. Each story I read leaves me wanting to read more and more of her books. As always, I was instantly swept away into the story from the first pages. One of the biggest reasons I love the books by Ruchti is because she writes raw and honest stories.

    Written by Pursuing Intentional Living on May 6, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This book was super sad and there was some tears but I still had trouble putting the book down which was a great thing. It took me a little longer to read just because it was so emotional.

    Written by NOVA Frugal Family on May 6, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia uses a very difficult time in a married couples life to demonstrate what true love really is.

    Written by Frugal Shopping and More on May 5, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    I really liked this book. I liked the characters and the story is definitely unique. Another great novel by Cynthia Ruchti!

    Written by The Talbert Report on May 5, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This book is extremely entertaining! I was able to read through it quickly and enjoyed each page as I read it. The way the characters develop and “grow” makes the reader feel that they are there from the beginning of their journey in the book.

    Written by Colleen Richman on May 5, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Josiah Chamberlain’s life’s work revolves around repairing other people’s marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife’s unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she’s unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.

    Written by My Journey Back on May 5, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Like Jesus’ stories, Ruchti’s “Hemmed in Hope” tales reveal raw life experience, desperate needy souls and yes, hope.As in everyday life, watching multiple reactions and actions for similar situations in my prayer circle brings fresh hope to current life situations. When the story characters finally begin to look for hope, to recognize hope and to hang onto hope for dear life, I too am lifted up and instructed out of this more than fiction story.

    Written by Be the Miracle! on May 4, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia Ruchti writes beautifully moving stories, full of inspiring glimpses of hope and faith, and her newest novel A Fragile Hope is a perfect example.

    Written by Book by Book on May 4, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    I think all of us have endured a time of A Fragile Hope and I am looking forward to Cynthia’s book. She has a way of touching nerves and offering healing!

    Written by Connie Saunders on May 4, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia Ruchti is an author who I was introduced to a couple of years ago. Her story captured me from the first page and kept me reading to the end. A Fragile Hope was another book that captured me and brought me into the story and kept me hanging on to the end.

    Written by Too Read or Not Too Read on May 3, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Compelling, relevant, gripping, provocative, challenging, heartwrenching … but above all, filled with hope. This is a highly entertaining story that grabbed me from the very first page and never let go – but that would just be the surface. When it comes to storytelling & writing style, Ruchti is in a class all her own.

    Written by The Power of Words on May 3, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This was another engaging and emotional read from one of the best authors on the affairs of the heart. With memorable characters this book was a great read. Josiah is a frustrating and at times arrogant character but it is nice watching him develop throughout the book and become a more likable character. I like how the story grew and developed really drawing one in keeping you engaged until the very end.

    Written by The Perfect beginning on May 3, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This story is a powerful and inspiring story about struggling relationships, family, and love. It is a story that readers will immediately fall in love with, becoming emotionally invested in the lives of the characters, as well as the outcome of the characters throughout the story. Ruchti has a way of writing that draws readers in as they deeply and easily relate to the characters and circumstances in the story.

    Written by Singing Librarian Books on May 2, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    There were so much great writing, so many great lines. I appreciated the way the Christian themes were woven in, strong but not overwhelming or out of place. Overall, recommended for the outstanding writing, thought-provoking Christian themes, and a great character-driven story.

    Written by Iola’s Christian Reads on May 2, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    First of all, I love the cover of this book, as well as the title. I can so relate to fragile hope. I’ll admit, I felt impatient to find the answers for which Josiah was searching; such a long, drawn out process it was.

    Written by Life at Rossmont on May 2, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia Ruchti knows how to pack in the conflict. In A Fragile Hope, readers find conflict after conflict in both Josiah’s external circumstances as well as his internal world. As a marriage counselor, one might think Josiah would be attentive to his own wife’s needs, but the reader meets and reads about a selfish man for much of the book, even down to his internal dialogue. This helps set Josiah up for positive change and growth, but I also found it hard to root for Josiah until the ending chapters.

    Written by Under God’s Mighty Hand on May 2, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia Ruchti’s writing is fantastic, I always feel like I am there in the story, part of it. The characters in this book are very well written and very real. I don’t think I have a favorite character because they each had their own influence on me. I did find Josiah and Karin marriage and issues something I can full relate to. As I am having make or break situations in my own marriage, it was eye opening. I cannot say enough good about this book and this author.

    Written by For The Love of Books on May 2, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    All in all, I couldn’t imagine ever saying one negative thing about this book, except…well, it’s far too short! In all seriousness, I truly shouted when I got to the last chapter, because I was nowhere near ready for the story to end! Honestly, this poignant story has taught me so much about love, loss, and what a true marriage should look like, perfectly contrasted with what actually happens all too often.

    Written by Spreading His Grace on May 2, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    In Ms. Ruchti’s new book A Fragile Hope, hope is anything but fragile, it is resilient, strong, and unbreakable. Hope is all that Josiah has to hang onto, even when hope seems far off he finds ways to hang on.

    Written by Radiant Light on May 1, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    It sounded like a great premise and started off pretty well, but this was a super frustrating read for me. On one hand, it was a page turner and I read it in less than 24 hours. On the other hand, I was so frustrated and annoyed by the main character, Josiah, that I had trouble not throwing the book across the room.

    Written by The Help Meet Wife on May 1, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This is an encouraging and interesting read that shows God can work even when humans have messed up. Definitely 5 stars.

    Written by Thoughts of a Sojourner on May 1, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This book isn’t an exciting tale that will keep you turning pages. It’s much slower moving. If you’re looking for action and suspense, this isn’t the book for you. But, if you’re looking for a slower book filled with God’s truth about forgiveness and grace and finding Him in the messiness of life, this book might be a good choice.

    Written by Lindsey Bell on May 1, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This book is an emotional, heartfelt, and long journey to seeing the truth. I was very impressed with Josiah. Here is a man that helps others with their marriage , yet ironically his is falling apart before his eyes. It’s funny how we sometimes are oblivious to things in our life. We think we have a good marriage and then bam, like Josiah, our world gets turned upside down. I loved how Josiah struggled with his faith and along the way, God placed people in his path that helped him call out to God. It is a very emotional book that I had a hard time keeping my tears in check.

    Written by Texas Book-aholic on May 1, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    I love the story of redemption, forgiveness, and change that we can achieve through our faith in Jesus. Although this book is about a marriage, I could definitely relate to the storyline in regards to any relationship. It’s so beautifully written and has stayed with me. I absolutely love this book and encourage you to get this novel as I think you’ll love it. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

    Written by More of Him on April 30, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    There are so many things I’d like to tell you about this book, but each one would give too many things away… except this: A Fragile Hope is a groundbreaking emotional masterpiece.

    Written by Writing to Inspire on April 30, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    To be honest, I did not like most of the book and had a hard time getting through it for review. I found it too emotionally draining and depressing.

    However, I stuck with it and by the last couple of chapters the story finally took a positive turn. The story was very realistic with what could happen to anyone in real life, but I like to read more uplifting, happy books.

    I did like that the story was mostly written in the view of the husband Josiah and that readers got to experience his battle towards forgiveness, hope, understanding, and love.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on April 30, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    When I first started reading the novel it was enjoyable but towards the middle it became boring and redundant. It was the same thing over and over. I didn’t like how the author focuses mostly on the guilt and betrayal that Josiah felt and left all the other details out.

    Written by Two Points of Interest on April 29, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia’s books are always so inspiring and full of heart.  Her latest, A Fragile Hope, is no exception and it is a beautiful story of forgiveness, grace and hope.  Josiah’s marriage is in shambles and he is oblivious to this face until a crisis.  Josiah is not sure how to handle this, being his own, as he is a professional in this area.

    Written by Moments on April 28, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A beautiful story of marriage and adversity. Keep your tissues handy!

    Written by Amandainpa on April 28, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    I did like the writing style and found it very easy to read. I also appreciate that the religious aspect was more subtle.

    Written by Fic Gal on April 28, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia’s writing is always so real I sometimes forget the characters are fictional. She is by far one of my favorite authors! Loved the honesty, emotion, and redemption found in this book.

    Written by Finding Joy in Everyday on April 28, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This is a beautifully written and truly engaging heartfelt story, which will remind the reader of God’s unfailing love.

    Written by Edits and Reviews by Leslie on April 28, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This book was so real and included themes and situations that all couples struggle with – infidelity, loneliness, sadness, love, faithfulness, depression and faith. The struggles that Josiah faces in his faith, his mind and in his walk in life is heartbreaking to watch but also so inspiring as he takes one day at a time, one walk at a time and trusts God to guide his path.

    Written by The Review Stew on April 27, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    I’ve liked Cynthia Ruchtis books in the past so i assumed this one would be awesome as the others were. the writing was good and it did keep me interested but i guess maybe i just didn’t like where it went or where it was going.

    Written by The ramblings of miss aimymichelle on April 26, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    In A Fragile Hope, so aptly titled, there’s the struggle of betrayal, of doubt and of lost. Yet, within all that pain, we learn, we relate and we hope for that one glimpse of that word to bring light. The story centered on a marriage, but the themes that ties to it, trust, friendship and self-discovery all emanates from Josiah and Karin’s journey. Each character, each plot-line and each dialogue was as it should be. Nothing was superfluous. Every word was placed for a purpose and that’s the kind of novel that reaches deep into your soul and stir.Check out my tour interview on 4/27/2017 at:
    http://justcommonly.blogspot.com/2017/04/author-interview-giveaway-cynthia.html

    Written by Just Commonly on April 26, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    The one thing I notice about Cynthia Ruchti’s novels is that they take you to those uncomfortable places in life that no one wants to go. In fact people are relieved when it happens to someone else and not them. But in the end, there is something amazing that happens when you look at things through the eyes of someone else!

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on April 26, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    An incredible story of hope, marriage and the strength of love. It had my angry at times (how could Josiah not see what he was doing?) and crying at other times. It was honest and real, you can relate to how this couple was being pulled apart and also how they struggled to find a way back together. It is a truly beautiful book from start to finish.

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on April 25, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Really, this book is not an easy or even a pleasant read at times. Life is ugly and oh so hard, and that is what Josiah faces. But . . . love and hope redeem that life.

    Written by By The Book on April 24, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti. A story that will capture your heart right from the start. A powerful story of love, faith, hope, and heartbreak. Cynthia sure knows

    Written by cherylbbookblog on April 24, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia Ruchti is an author who is not afraid to dive into the deep end of the pool relationally, emotionally or spiritually. To read her work is sometimes painful, because it forces the reader to take a long hard look into the mirror and ask difficult questions. In her latest novel, A Fragile Hope, she hits some very hard topics square in the face.

    Written by Window To My World on April 24, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    The author has been one of my favorites for a very long time, and this book just cements it for me. It wasn’t an easy book to read in the sense I felt deeply about the scene(s) I was involved in, but I also wanted to know how it was going to end. Not all stories real or otherwise have happy endings. We all know that isn’t real life, so part of me tried to brace my heart for the ending I thought was coming. However, what came was so much better than what I anticipated because it was filled with the best touch of heart mixed with wisdom and truth.

    Written by Seeking With All Yur Heart on April 24, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A Fragile Hope is a heartrending story about tragedy, forgiveness, love, and hope. It’s poignant and heartfelt from beginning to end, with plenty of nuggets of wisdom and life lessons for all readers. Highly recommended!

    Written by Wishful Endings on April 24, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A wonderful story of hope and belief.

    Written by Centraleast2 on April 23, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    If you are looking for an entertaining story, or one that will cheer you up, or if you want a sweet romance, you should probably look elsewhere. But, if you would like a story that might make you think deep thoughts and possibly even examine your own actions toward your loved ones, A Fragile Hope might be a good choice.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on April 22, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    I enjoyed this book and was wrapped up in it within a few pages. I haven’t read many of Cynthia’s books but I really enjoyed this one.

    Written by A Dusty Frame on April 22, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    It was a heartrending and an emotional read. It also really made me pause and take a good look in the mirror and wonder, am I as clueless and self-absorbed as Josiah is? This was a powerful read and I encourage thoughtful readers to pick up this soul stirring novel.

    Written by Pause for Tales on April 21, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia Ruchti is a master at crafting characters you feel like you know. It seems like Josiah and Karin become your personal friends as you see their story unravel … as well as their marriage. Josiah knows all the right words – he’s helped others with marriage struggles – but when he sees his own marriage falling apart, he has no idea how to fix it. The story becomes even more interesting when Karin’s life is in danger. The path back to healing is a long one with many lessons for the reader.

    Written by In the Pages on April 20, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia Ruchti is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. She is able to create a story unlike others on the market, they have depth and characters who seem like an old friend. A Fragile Hope is the story of one couple and how easily life comes between them and they let the importance of each other slip away.

    Written by Clicking Her Heels on April 20, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A Fragile Hope has a great message of hope for marriages in trouble. Unfortunately, I struggled to connect with the story or the writing style.

    Written by Days at Home on April 20, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Don’t let the title fool you. This story is anything but fragile. It’s a picture of vulnerability, yes, but even more so of strength. Of having everything you thought you knew ripped out from under you and struggling to stand under the onslaught. It’s not knowing how the story will turn out (for the characters or the reader) until the last pages. It’s learning how to truly love, how to truly forgive, and how to truly move past the past. Highly highly recommended.

    Written by Reading Is My SuperPower on April 19, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This was my first book by this author and I was impressed at the emotional level that she was able to dig into. What do we have when everything else is lost or not what it seems? That is the question that Josiah must answer.

    Written by Loraine D. Nunley, Author on April 19, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Ruchti shares important insights about marriage throughout the story, but you’ll never feel preached at or taught.  Instead, I read the book in a single afternoon, never once picking up my phone or putting down the book – I read it straight through.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on April 17, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Fasten your seatbelts! Although a page turning, can’t wait to see what happens, kind of story, Cynthia Ruchti’s, A Fragile Hope seems to shoot out of the gate long before the jockey is properly seated.

    Written by Becky J Miller on April 17, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti was an interesting book, to say the least. I had a hard time getting into the book, but once I reached chapter four, I didn’t want to put the book down. I was so glad that I didn’t give up on the book because once things started to happen in the book, I was hooked and didn’t want to put it down.

    Written by The World As I See It on April 17, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A Fragile Hope read rather like a Lifetime Channel movie. I found myself feeling really sad for the characters, particularly Karen and her parents. Ruchti’s words typically tend to float off the page, creating a meaningful stream of prose that hovers over my heart.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on April 16, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Wow! This is a gripping story that holds you spell-bound until the very end! A Fragile Hope is the journey of Josiah Chamberlain as he tries to save his marriage, his faith, and find hope. Don’t miss this book by Cynthia Ruchti. Follow Josiah’s journey. Be shaken. Find redemption.

    Written by http://gccbookworm.blogspot.com on April 16, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Wow! This book is full of wisdom that the reader can take away. The main character is very self-absorbed, but in a day and culture where a lot of us are, this book helps the reader take a look at one’s self, to confront our own issues. This book had me turning the pages and I couldn’t help myself from finishing. I only stopped to go to the bathroom. Great book! Grab this and put it on your summer reading list!

    Written by Running Through the Storms on April 16, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    As with As Waters Gone By, I found myself thoroughly absorbed in the book. It’s one of those that makes me think about the characters and wonder what’s happening when I’m not reading. I was tempted several times to add Karen, Josiah’s wife, to my prayer list! (Hey, if you’re a reader, you can relate.)

    Written by As We Walk Along the Road on April 15, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A beautiful message on hope,love, and forgiveness. A must-read book.

    Written by Books,Dreams,Life on April 15, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Ultimately, the message is really powerful. Everything in our life will not be perfect no matter how orderly we try to make it. Things will get messy and possibly shake us. God will never leave you, we just have to be willing to lean in on him.

    Written by Finding My Yellow on April 14, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A good book with themes of forgiveness, hope, and learning to have a faith in God that will see you through.

    Written by Smiling Book Reviews on April 14, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    So I’ll be honest it saying this simply was not the book for me. I kept reading and waiting to see what would happen, so the drama within the book kept me going. I just had a hard time figuring out the characters and what the author’s point was.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on April 14, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Ruchti has created an interesting novel that is a sort of adult coming of age story. The main character is a man, unusual for a female writer and I have no idea if she did a good job representing male thoughts. I do know it would be how I would like a man to think, given the situation. That means women will like this novel of transformation but perhaps not men. The novel is a rewarding but different kind of Christian romance.

    Written by Book Reviews From an Avid Reader on April 13, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Cynthia Ruchti pens books that will knock you for a loop and then keeps hitting. A book that stays in your thoughts long after you close the last page.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on April 13, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    What a profoundly moving story! A Fragile Hope took me by surprise as it led me in a direction I wasn’t expecting. Filled with raw emotions and the vulnerability of being human, Ruchti takes her characters (and readers) on an impactful journey of discovery.

    Written by Best Reads on April 13, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    This is the best kind of fiction, fiction that delivers healing and insight through a beautifully written story, the truths so naturally woven in that you don’t even realize that you’re learning until the book is finished. This is a story that will stay with me for awhile.

    Written by Angela Mills on April 12, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    A Fragile Hope is a beautiful story! Ruchti takes readers on a compelling journey, one experienced alongside the characters. My senses were engaged and my emotions stirred, as I savored this story and its thoughtful messages. Perceptive and powerful, A Fragile Hope is not to be missed!

    Written by Buzzing About Books on April 12, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    I have always enjoyed reading books by author Cynthia Ruchti. This was one of my favorites. A Fragile Hope is just that, can you ever have enough hope?

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on April 12, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    I have never read a book by Ruchti that I did not LOVE. And A Fragile Hope was one that I will read again and again. I cried and cried and was filled with Hope. This is a book that you have no clue where its going, You think one thing and another comes to pass. You have no idea how this book is going to end.

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on April 12, 2017

  • ‘A FRAGILE HOPE’ BY CYNTHIA RUCHTI

    Amazing story that leaves you speechless!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on April 12, 2017