Sunday, May 8, 2016

Captivating story -- Song of Silence

Cynthia Ruchti's writing in Song of Silence, as in each of her books that I have read, is filled with emotion, passion, and expressive description that captivates from beginning to end. 

Cynthia's characters are what make her stories come to life in awesome fashion.  Lucy is a multi-dimensional character who faces many unexpected turns and by necessity changes and grows continuously throughout the story.  Charlie, with his ideas like worm farming, is sometimes comic relief and sometimes the tender counterpart to Lucy's challenges.  The ladies of the HHATT club provide another fun element to the story.  And Lucy's own children, and those they bring into Lucy's life, provide vital roles in her story.

As I read Song of Silence, there were times I came very close to laughing out loud and others when I had to wipe the tears from my eyes, times I would have loved to share with Lucy and others I hope never to face.  A story that brings out that range of emotions is a great read that I give a hearty 5 stars!

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of Song of Silence in exchange for my honest review.

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About the book: 

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.

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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.

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