Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Song of Silence


Song of Silence
Cynthia Ruchti
(Abingdon Press)
ISBN: 978-1426791499
April 2015/320 pages/$14.99

Music taught Lucy love and beauty. Could silence teach her hope?

Lucy and Charlie Tuttle agree on one thing: they’re committed to each other for life. Trouble is, neither of them expected life to look like this. Charlie retired early, but Lucy is devoted to a long-term career . . . until the day she has no choice.
Forced to retire from her position as music educator in a small Midwestern K-8 school, Lucy can only watch helplessly as the program her father started years ago disintegrates before her eyes. As the music fades and a chasm separates her form the passion of her heart, Lucy wonders if her faith’s song has gone silent, too. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes.

When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, a young boy and his soundless mother change the way she sees—and hears—everything.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope. She’s the award-winning author of 17 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. Find out more about Cynthia at http://www.cynthiaruchti.com.



MY THOUGHTS

When I pick up a book by Cynthia Ruchti, I know I am in for a treat. While all of her books are hemmed with hope, this one sets a new bar for encouragement for the soul. Were a casual reader to simply skim the novel, the time would be well-spent as the story is engaging. (Although I challenge anyone to simply gloss over any part of this magnificent book!) But for the thoughtful reader, especially one who loves and appreciates music, this tale is a veritable symphony for the soul. The parallels between music and the difficult seasons of life will strike a chord with anyone who has experienced a time of silence or waiting upon God. I lost count of how many times I stopped and reread a sentence simply for its beauty and the truth it contained. Ruchti's exquisite prose begs to be highlighted, quoted, and turned into framed art. Truly a masterpiece of fiction with a message that will touch your heart, Song of Silence resonates long after the final page is turned. If you read just one book this year, make it this one!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Abingdon Press & Litfuse Publicity Group for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


As the music fades and a chasm separates her from the passion of her heart, will Lucy's faith song go silent, too? Find out in Cynthia Ruchti's new book, Song of Silence. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes. When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, a young boy and his soundless mother change the way she sees—and hears—everything.

Celebrate the release of Song of Silence with a blog tour and giveaway. Two winners will be chosen!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Song of Silence
  • A $150 Visa cash card
One second place winner will receive:
  • A copy of Song of Silence
  • A music-themed prize pack filled with goodies hand-picked by Cynthia
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 9th. The winners will be announced May 10th on Cynthia's blog.

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2 comments:

Linda Maendel said...

OK, I'm intrigued. This book is going on my 'to read' list. I don't think I've ever read anything by this author.

Beth said...

Looks like a great read!