Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Fragile Hope

GIVEAWAY

RUCHTI, CYNTHIA
A FRAGILE HOPE

Where does a relationship expert turn when his wife leaves him and he can't explain why?

Josiah Chamberlain's life work revolves around repairing people's marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife's unexplained distance -- and then threatened further she's unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog -- Josiah finds that his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.

Feeling betrayed, confused and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he re-examines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what's left of his faith fail him too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

My Review:

What a profoundly moving story! A Fragile Hope took me by surprise as it led me in a direction I wasn't expecting. Filled with raw emotions and the vulnerability of being human, Ruchti takes her characters (and readers) on an impactful journey of discovery. Forgiveness. Grace. Hope. The impact faith can have on every aspect of your life.

Truthfully, I didn't like Josiah very much in the beginning. Self-absorbed, egotistical, he has unconsciously elevated himself above his wife and Karin naturally struggles with being taken for-granted. And then his world implodes and emotions are stripped bare. Josiah has to re-evaluate everything he thought he knew and in the process he grows into a deeper understanding of what love really is.

My thanks to Abingdon Press and Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me with a copy of this book.

http://litfusegroup.com/author/cruchti

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Fragile Hope please leave a comment or send me an email at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line to make it easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 16 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

The author is also holding a giveaway -- see the details below:


Celebrate the release of A Fragile Hope by entering to win Cynthia's Sign of Hope Giveaway!

 

One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on May 3. The winner will be announced May 4 on the Litfuse blog.



31 comments:

  1. Hey Kav! I just reviewed A Fragile Hope myself and have been waiting to see your review and sure enough we are in agreement. I didn't like Josiah much at the beginning either, but didn't he go through an amazing spiritual transformation? This was such a different book for me, but one I'm so glad I read.

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    1. For me too. And I loved the way the story shows how interconnected we are and how we can make an impact on others -- good or bad. It really got me thinking about not only relationships but casual encounters with strangers. Great stuff.

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  2. I've been hearing great things about this book. Love to win!
    paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet thanks!

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    1. It's a really moving book -- and very unique too. Good luck, Paula.

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  3. This book was simply amazing! And I was surprised by it too, but in a good way :D

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's fun when a book surprises you. Good luck, Samantha.

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  4. Would love to read this one. Have heard lots of great things about it.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. They are all true. Good luck, Mindy.

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  5. Hi, Kav.
    I like your review. I sent an email request for entry to giveaway.

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    1. Thanks, Andrea. I've added you to the draw but I haven't received your email yet so if you win you'll have to contact me. :-) Good luck!

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    2. Thanks for adding me. Did you ever get an email from me? I kept getting mailer-deamon that said kavluvstotread.....Was not a valid email address. I was trying to send from my Yahoo account.

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    3. No, haven't received your email... mine is .ca NOT .com People make that mistake all the time. I'm in Canada not the US hence the .ca So you need to email:
      kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca

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  6. I Really enjoy emotional books either good/funny or sad. This one sounds really good too. I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the chance to win a copy iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I think this book is perfect for every couple, no matter the length of their marriage because it's much too easy to take a spouse for granted, even in the best of times. Thank you, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Yes -- and to be so full of your own agenda you just assume your spouse is on board. Good luck, Diane.

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  8. Sounds like a wonderful spiritual read. I would be honored to read!

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  9. Would love to read this. TY
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. I've only read "Restoring Christmas" and discovered Cynthia's amazing writing! She too took me completely by surprise with an emotionally packed story. Definitely want more from her :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

    I've also entered the Litfuse contest :-)

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    1. Me too! And she knows how to expose those deep emotions and get a reader thinking. Good luck, Trixi.

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  11. This is a book that I have wanted to read. It would be a bonus to win a copy! rmaney(at)firstarpchurch(dot)org.

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  12. I don't think I've read anything by Cynthia before. Sounds like a powerful tale.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. This is definitely a great place to start. Good luck, Patty.

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  13. KAV, I agree that Cynthia's stories are profound! Great review. Thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  14. Wow! Your review really makes me want to read this!! Thanks - Becky

    adult4beckyATaolDOTcom

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