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Review: As Waters Gone By | Summer of Fun $100 Giveaway

6 Jun

As Waters Gone By

As Waters Gone By by Cynthia Ruchti

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Emmalyn and Max Ross may have to endure the fight of their lives to mend the tattered fabric of their marriage. His actions ensured she could never be a mother and put him in prison, giving their relationship a court-mandated five-year time-out. On a self-imposed exile to beautiful but remote Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, Emmalyn has just a few months left to figure out if and how they can ever be a couple again.

Nudged along by the exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and Café, a circle of misfit people in their small town, and a young girl who desperately needs someone to love her, Emmalyn restores an island cottage that could become a home and begins to restore her heart by learning what it means to love unconditionally. Yet even as hope begins to find a place within the cottage walls, Emmalyn still wonders if she’s ready for Max’s release. She may be able to rebuild a cottage, but can she rebuild a marriage?



As Waters Gone By is a captivating story!  Cynthia Ruchti drew me into the pages with her excellent characterization and beautiful imagery. 

There is something special about each of the quirky, misfit characters in this book.  Emmalyn, Boozie, and so many others warmed my heart.  As I read, I found myself turning each page with an eagerness to know and understand them and their journeys.  The charming setting of Madeline Island is another special character in this story.  I would love to visit M’s restored cottage and then venture down the road to The Wild Iris Inn and enjoy their delectable fare and warm hospitality. 

As Waters Gone By is a book to enjoy and savor!  I loved this memorable story of hope and healing and can’t wait to read more from Cynthia Ruchti! 

A complimentary copy of As Waters Gone By was provided to me through Litfuse Publicity. I appreciate the opportunity to read this book and share my honest opinion.

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Cynthia is celebrating the release of As Waters Gone By by giving away a summer of fun to one lucky reader!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A $100 cash card to put toward your trip to Madeline Island (discover the beauty of the setting of As Waters Gone By) or your summer vacation destination
  • A book-club set (10 copies of As Waters Gone By and a downloadable starter kit) so you can start your own summer book club

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 10th. The winner will be announced June 11th on Cynthia’s blog.

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Plus, now through mid-July, sign up for Cynthia’s mailing list for a five-day virtual tour around Madeline Island for the chance to win a Hemmed in Hope prize pack. Each day begins with an email from Cynthia that introduces where you’ll be “visiting” that day (all key places from As Waters Gone By) with various interactive elements, including“I wish you were here” postcards, trivia quizzes, and an ongoing Island scavenger hunt. The person who interacts the most will win a Hemmed in Hope prize pack (valued at more than $200). That includes:

  • The letterpress block Hope sign from DaySpring
  • A set of 6 Hemmed in Hope notecards showing a hope-themed Bible verse
  • A leather “I can’t unravel, I’m hemmed in hope” journal
  • Signed copies of each of Cynthia’s books, fiction and non-fiction


Cynthia Ruchti

Cynthia Ruchti has more than three decades of radio broadcast experience with Heartbeat of the Home radio and currently serves as Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers.

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