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They Almost Always Come Home Paperback – May 1, 2010
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They Almost Always Come Home is not so much of a story as a journey. It's a trip through the past and the present searching for hope in the future. This journey of hope is in the midst of grief combined with fragmented relationships and unfailing friendship. There are infinite amounts of material in this book to praise from its simple beauty to its haunting emptiness. This is not a book to be read and set aside, but rather absorbed and contemplated or perhaps discussed among friends or in a group setting. It is a deep, rich book and one I highly recommend.
I've read several books that include the death of a child and they typically attempt to capture the strain on a relationship in the depths of the parent's grief. They also try to help the reader feel the agony of the parents as they weep for the child they've lost. Some are able to accurately capture those moments and present them to the reader. This is one of them.Read more ›
Ruchti's use of snarky internal dialog through Libby's point of view helped keep the story real and interesting. I loved how the story shifted to a different perspective toward the end and how it also showed another side to the situation. I also enjoyed watching God work in these characters' hearts. The relationship between Libby, her father-in-law, and her best friend exemplified real love and commitment. I was deeply involved in their dilemma. Should they give up and turn back, or keep pressing on? Life is often like that and it paralleled this story in many surprising ways. They Almost Always Come Home is a great example of perseverance in the Christian life and how God will carry us through. Cynthia Ruchti was the perfect author to share this life-transforming tale.
Enough said about that.
Sometimes when our friends are hit by ill health, death, or financial problems it can tear up a marriage. I was intrigued by how real Libby was. And how her mourning for loss made her unable to see the other persons suffering. I liked reading the story and seeing God work in her life as she searched for her husband . . . or his body. She needed closure and in her angst she wasn't sure which would be the more satisfying ending.
If they ever make this into a movie it will be a tear producer. I look forward to Cynthia's next novel.
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The story is told from the perspective of both the husband and the wife. It draws you in from the beginning and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.Published 11 days ago by Lisa H.
I read the Kindle sample and was hooked right from the start. Great writing and couldn't hardly put the book down! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great book with unexpected twists and turns. Cynthia Ruchti is at the top of my favorite authors list.Published 3 months ago by Christina S. Nelson
Of Cynthia Ruchti's novels, this is my favorite. Part wilderness adventure, part love story, I enjoyed reading along as this couple made its way through the woods both literally... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Emily R Conrad
Very unusual topic to explore and well done in an unusual format. Probing questions at the end are ideas and thoughts many married persons need to think about and consider.Published 6 months ago by Reader for Christ
This was a surprising and wonderful reading experience. I say 'experience' because it was just that, not just a good read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shari A. Bradley
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Finalist - 2011 Carol Award and 2010 RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice AwardWhen Libby s husband Greg fails to return from a two-week canoe trip to the... Read more
The storyline flowed well and moved quickly. The Kindle version did have some formatting issues but overall a great read that I would recommend to others.Published 8 months ago by Hope