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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Review of Cynthia Ruchti's When the Morning Glory Blooms

About the Book:
Becky rocks a baby that rocked her world. Sixty years earlier, with her fiancĂ© 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 just idle ramblings. They’re 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? And what connects them to Becky?
Becky, Ivy, Anna—three women fight a tangled vine of deception in search of the blossoming simplicity of truth.
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My Review:

I really enjoyed this story.  It is a story about three different women who are not seemingly related in any way.  It tells the story of Anna from the 1890's, Ivy from 1951, and Becky and Lauren from the present day.  And all three stories have something to do with babies.  There is a lot of hardship and heartbreak in this story, but through it all, GOD is there and brings all three women through.  It will make you smile through the heartbreak.  I really liked how at the end, it finally intertwined all three women, just wish it would have told a little more after they are all connected.  This is one of those stories that will stay with you long after you put the book down.  Great job Cynthia. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

About the Author:
Cynthia Ruchti is an author and speaker who tells stories of Hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through her novels, nonfiction, women’s events, and outlets related to the Heartbeat of the Home radio broadcast she wrote and produced for thirty-three years. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five joy-giving grandchildren.
Her latest book is the Christian fiction, When the Morning Glory Blooms.
You can learn more about Cynthia and her writing and speaking at
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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book! =)
    I will add it to my to be read list.

    Im a new follower!