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In Ruchti's debut faith-based novel, Libby and Greg's marriage is sputtering in the wake of their daughter's death. Libby's thinking about leaving—until she's faced with the prospect of becoming a widow when Greg fails to return from a solo trip to the Canadian wilderness. As Libby, her best friend Jen, and father-in-law Frank go after Greg to bring him back or learn his fate, Libby also learns about herself, family, and faith. It's a great premise, and Ruchti has enough energy to make the suspense last for just about the whole book, even as she unpacks the marriage troubles in the background and the character interplay among the searchers in the foreground. A lot of readers will like Libby, who is flawed enough to be humble and teachable; a few might find her brittle and defensive wit (rocks with bad toupees of lichen) a little much. Libby's friend Jen, however, is improbably saintly. Crisp dialogue propels the story forward unobtrusively. Ruchti shows imagination and promise. (May)
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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 CynthiaRuchti.com.
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 7 days 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 28 days 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Hope
Enjoyed it! Libby's humor was a fun surprise. At first she's pretty whiny and negative (most people in her situation would be) -- and she's not attempting to be a comedian -- she... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Christin Ditchfield
Deb’s Dozen: Canoeing for clarity. Lightning for light? Faith and family are everything!
I bought and read Cynthia Ruchti’s book, They Almost Always Come Home, about a... Read more
I have said this before but I think I will say it again I'm Cynthia's biggest fan.
I am not so sure that Cynthia wrote this book, it has her name on the cover but it just does... Read more