When the Morning Glory Blooms  -     By: Cynthia Ruchti
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When the Morning Glory Blooms

Abingdon Press / 2013 / Paperback

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Like a flowering vine, the effects of an unwed pregnancy reach into the lives of three generations of women. As the Korean War rages, endangering the man she loves, Ivy works in a nursing home trying to provide for their unborn child. Will one resident's rambling, grace-filled stories help her see the blossoming simplicity of truth?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 142673543X
ISBN-13: 9781426735431
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Becky rocks a baby that rocked her world. Sixty years earlier, with her fiancé Drew in the middle of the Korean Conflict, Ivy throws herself into her work at a nursing home to keep her sanity and provide for the child Drew doesn't know is coming. Ivy cares for Anna, an elderly patient who taxes Ivy's listening ear until the day she suspects Anna's tall tales are not the ramblings of dementia. They're fragments of Anna's disjointed memories of a remarkable life. Finding a faint thread of hope she can't resist tugging, Ivy records Anna's memoir, scribbling furiously after hours to keep up with the woman's emotion-packed, grace-hemmed stories. Is Ivy's answer buried in Anna's past? Becky, Ivy, Anna--three women fight a tangled vine of deception in search of the blossoming simplicity of truth.

Author Bio

Author and speaker Cynthia Ruchti tells stories of hope-that-glows-in-the-dark, drawing from 33 years of experience writing and producing a 15-minute drama/devotional radio broadcast. Shes the author of nine books that have received recognition from several awards programs including RT Reviewers Choice, Christian Retailings Best, Family Fiction Readers Choice, ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Awards, the Golden Scroll Awards, and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year program. She is the author of They Almost Always Come Home, When the Morning Glory Blooms, Ragged Hope, and All My Belongings. Cynthia serves as the Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers. Visit her online at CynthiaRuchti.com.

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  1. Rose McCauley
    KY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Best book I have read so far this year!
    March 17, 2014
    Rose McCauley
    KY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Let me tell you all about a book I just finished a couple weeks ago that is already on my "Best Books I've Read in 2014" list!

    I love Cynthia Ruchti's fiction and non-fiction alike, but this book and its characters grabbed me and won't let go. And that is the way to tell a great book--one that the characters stay with you, and you keep thinking about them and wondering about them after you close the covers!

    I don't know how she did it, but in When the Morning Glory Blooms, the author managed to blend the many stories of characters from the 1890s with some from 1951 and the present, then tie them all together so beautifully at the end. Each character is not only from a different decade, but at different places in their lives and faith journeys.

    Although fiction, this is a true-to-life story with sin and its consequences mixed with God's mercy and grace. It shows how our lives are affected by those around us, and more importantly, how our lives can affect so many others whether we are aware of it or not.

    So, run out and buy, beg, or borrow a copy of this book so you can meet the woman who runs a home for unwed mothers, a grandmother taking care of her teen-age daughter's baby, and a nurse's aid who is carrying the child of a man fighting overseas. Since this book is about mothers and daughters and all the women who love and nurture us, it would make a great gift for Mother's Day in a few weeks, so buy one for yourself and for some women who are special to you!
  2. Terri Gillespie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Legacy of Hope
    November 6, 2013
    Terri Gillespie
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Author Cynthia Ruchti once again has given us a novel that is as unique as it is stunningly written. Like the delicate vines of the book's title, The Morning Glory Blooms intertwines the stories of three very different women: Becky Trundle, Ivy Carrington, and Anna Grissom.

    The novel spans like an epic with stories from the 1800s to today. Each story begins at pivotal, life-changing moments for the women.

    The contemporary character, Becky is dealing with her new normal. She is now grandmother to her unwed, teenage daughter's adorable son, Jackson. Still in high school, Lauren finds a convenient arrangement with living at home as she completes high school—leaving her mom with the bulk of Jackson's childcare. Becky's new routine has impacted her in more ways than changing diapers—her friends and relationships have changed as well—and not necessarily in a good way.

    We meet Ivy in 1951. Ivy is a young woman who carries a secret in her womb—a secret she did not share with her boyfriend before he deployed to fight in Korea. She has told no one—not even her father with whom she shares a dreary apartment.

    Until, that is, Ivy gets to know one of the residents of the nursing home where she works. The quirky old woman has an uncanny way of reading Ivy like a dime store novel. This odd woman—who nearly bullies Ivy into transcribing her autobiography—is our third character, Anna.

    As Ivy writes, Anna takes the story back to 1890. Anna inherits a once-elegant home destined to be more than a place for her to live. God has a unique and significant purpose for Anna and the house that will cause as much controversy as it does good. The home would provide sanctuary and refuge to unwed mothers.

    As each of the women's stories develop, a beautiful thread of hope weaves itself into the lives of Becky, Ivy, and Anna. Not easy answers and platitudes—just pure, sweet hope.

    Ruchti writes with heart, reality, and generosity. Readers will come away with more than a great book to keep in their library; they will come away with an itch to examine their own lives to see where God might be leading them.
  3. Cara Putman
    Indiana
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Gripping multi-generational story laced with grace
    May 29, 2013
    Cara Putman
    Indiana
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Cynthia is a gifted writer. She writes from deep places and that pulls me deep into the pages of her books. Her first, They Almost Always Come Home, was not an easy read because of the subject. Yet I couldn't put it down. When the Morning Glory Blooms is even better. Between the covers she weaves compelling stories about four women and how in different times they each deal with unplanned pregnancies. Grace stitches the story together while hope sings from its pages. This is a book to savor, weep over, and pray through. I adored it.
  4. MaryLois
    Houston, TX
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Three Lives Intertwined by Circumstance
    April 25, 2013
    MaryLois
    Houston, TX
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for When the Morning Glory Blooms - eBook.
    Another great book from Cynthia Ruchti. This one tells the stories of three women, each from a different generation, who deal with the consequences of unplanned pregnancies. The reader gains wisdom and compassion through the life story of Anna who opens a home for unwed mothers in the 1890's.

    My favorite part of the whole book is when Anna likens God's care for these young ladies who made unwise choices to His care for sparrows. At one point, a sparrow flies into the home through the open doors and frantic efforts to get it out of the house result in the bird smacking into a closed window. As it lays flopping on the floor, one of the residents calls it a stupid bird. Anna's response: "That was its problem a few seconds ago. Now its problem is pain." Anna recognizes the similarities between the bird and the girls of her home. Their unwise choices result in painful consequences. The world sees them only as fallen and ignores their pain. "The world they faced did not know that the sound of our falling is the call that sends Him to catch us."

    Beautifully written, this book is an inspiring call to believers to put away our judgment and instead show Christ's love to the fallen--to bind up the wounds as Jesus did for the woman caught in adultery, the lepers, the tax collectors, the sinners.

    Thank you, Cynthia!
  5. Heart2Heart
    Victorville, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An inspirational MUST READ novel!!! 3 books in 1!!
    April 14, 2013
    Heart2Heart
    Victorville, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    It's great when you open a novel and find not only one compelling story inside but three all woven together in different ways. In the novel, When the Morning Glory Blooms, author Cynthia Ruchti introduces the reader to three women in different time periods. We meet Becky Trundle in 2013 who is dealing with the unexpected pregnancy and birth of her grandson, Jackson. Her daughter Lauren is still in high school and finds a suitable arrangement with living at home, finishing school and having her mom, Becky babysit and care for Jackson. Becky struggles with wondering how much she is enabling Lauren instead of having her come to terms with being a new mom and how to be a good role model as a Christian. Becky soon has her own struggle when she turns on her friend Monica who can't seem to understand why Becky is catering to Lauren.

    Next we are introduced to Ivy Carrington in 1951 who is struggling with the recent departure of her boyfriend, Drew Lambert who has left to join the war in Korea. What she has failed to tell him is that she is now pregnant and fears what might happen to him if she writes him to tell him the good news. So instead she keeps the information to herself and continues to find solace in the company of Anna Grissom, an elderly lady in the nursing home when Ivy is employed. Anna has asked Ivy to capture her life story in a journal before she dies and along the way dispenses much needed wisdom to Ivy in ways she could have never imagined.

    The last woman we meet is Anna Grissom who takes us back to 1890 when she was trying to establish a ministry of sorts to care for the young women who needed a place to stay that were pregnant. Back in those days, most families would cast aside the young girls and soon they had no place to go and now home to care for their children. Anna soon learns that no prayer is too little to ask for God's divine intervention when she inherits a dilapidated home belonging to her Aunt and attempts to turn it into something God can use to help these young women find hope again.

    Throughout the novel, the story toggles back and forth in each of their wonderful women's lives and we can see not only their struggles but their perseverance to push through when the going gets tough. I especially found myself found of Anna. She was brought up in a time when there wasn't much available to help women who found themselves at the end of the bad choices they have made. Anna showed them what God looked like with skin on, and it touched the lives of so many women who never forgot what she did for them. Truly a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

    I received When the Morning Glory Blooms compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Abingdon Press for my honest review. This is a beautiful novel that inspires hope and shows us what the grace of God really looks like. It's beautifully written and you truly can experience each of these women through the eyes of author Cynthia Ruchti in such powerful ways. I truly believe that everyone will take away something special through their journey in this novel. It has found a permanent place in my own personal library. The wonderful ending is so unexpected you will need a box of tissues to get through this one. For anyone who has ever wondered why life hands us situations we didn't necessarily want to deal with, this one will show you how to inspire hope in those who need it the most. I rate this one a perfect 5 out of 5 stars!!!
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