Sunday, April 30, 2017

Book review with a giveaway: A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

About the Book

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?

My Review

Heart wrenching.  Heartwarming.  Miraculous.

This book grabbed me from the first chapter and did not let go until the very final word.  

The reader is led to believe the very worst about Josiah and Karin's marriage and future, but through faith, the lives of family and friends, and the exhortation of Scripture, one thing kept cropping up.  Hope.  

This story could be specifically encouraging to a reader facing marital problems, or anyone who has been in a long-term hospital situation.  Or anyone who needs a story of hope to help them continue on the journey of life.  I highly recommend this book.

I received an ARC of this book from the author for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope. She’s the award-winning author of 16 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. Visit her online at


Celebrate the release of A Fragile Hope by entering to win Cynthia's Sign of Hope Giveaway!

One winner will receive:

—A copy of A Fragile Hope
—A metal wall scripture hanging

Enter today, but hurry! The giveaway ends on May 3. The winner will be announced May 4 on the Litfuse blog.

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