1. A Fragile Hope
    A Fragile Hope
    Cynthia Ruchti
    Abingdon Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 36 Reviews
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  1. upstate NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    a must-read and so inspiring!
    April 28, 2017
    Kristie
    upstate NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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. Karin is unhappy, she feels that others know and understand her better than Josiah, her own husband. When Karin is in an accident Josiah learns unsettling news and is forced to put the pieces together and realize the true state of how things are.

    Cynthia has done an amazing job of weaving together this story filled with heartache, and yet hope as well. The characters are so real and are so easy to empathize with. I also loved the "sayings" at the beginning of each chapter; this is such a nice touch and addition to the book. I highly recommend this book, you will not want to stop reading once you start!
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Fragile Hope is enough when God goes before us!
    April 26, 2017
    Barb
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
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    This is my first time to read a book crafted by Cynthia Ruchti and it won't be the last. I have ordered three more! I loved this story from beginning to end and could not wait to share the book with a friend. I would like to share the things that intrigued me but that might spoil the story for another reader. I loved how Josiah's life was changed and will continue to imagine the future for the family and their circle of friends.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    wonderful
    April 24, 2017
    CherylB1987
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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 how to write a story. Be sure to order your copy of A Fragile Hope today. I received a complimentary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars!
  4. Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    it's her best one!
    April 24, 2017
    lcjohnson1988
    Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    There are times in my life when I start a book that I know is going to tug at my heart strings and I am going to feel the story. Here is one of those stories that sure enough slowly and surely pulls a reader in and the reader cannot help but to continue even when the heart is feeling the emotions certain characters are created to feel or portray.

    The author has been one of my favorites for a very long time, and this book just cements it for me. It wasnt 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 isnt 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.

    I wont share the ending because while its true I dont want to ruin it for others, it is more about experiencing the story being shared. The author shares how people shared their life stories with her and some ended well, but others sadly didnt. What I loved about the book and really encourage people to read it is for the experience but also the rare glimpse we get into the world of trauma with its ripple effects. Plus, we get inside the main character, Josiah, hearing his thoughts, emotions, questions, struggling with his faith and in many ways coming awake to the world he closed off, which had dire ramifications he was clueless about.

    Absolutely the best novel from this author to date! When readers are done, I hope they find her other books and enjoy those as well for each is as distinct as one person is from another.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
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    April 21, 2017
    Mrs ARS
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A Fragile Hope completely took me by surprise in its storytelling and the way the author wove spiritual truths into it. The back synopsis didn't really give me any clue as to what I would be stepping into. I was immensely surprised and turned page after page wondering what was to become of married couple Josiah and Karin.

    The story is told through Josiah's eyes and we get to really see the world as Josiah sees it. He is not really likable as he is a self-absorbed, neglectful husband who really needs to get a clue and realize his wife needs him and she has needs. As we walk on this journey with him, he realizes some very important truths about Jesus, himself, his marriage, love, and forgiveness. 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.

    I received a copy of this book for free through Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to give a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.
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