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Cynthia Ruchti

Author Bio:

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in Hope through her novels, novellas, devotions, and nonfiction, drawing from 33 years as writer/producer of the radio broadcast The Heartbeat of the Home. She served as president of American Christian Fiction Writers in 2009-2010 and now serves as ACFW's Professional Relations Liaison. Cynthia is a frequent speaker at writers' conferences and women's events. Her books have garnered recognition from Rt Reviewers' Choice, Retailers' Choice, Family Fiction Readers' Choice, Christian Retailing's BEST Awards, Selah Awards, Carol Award honors, Christy Award nominations, and other honors. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in the heart of Wisconsin.

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Facing the Dawn

While her humanitarian husband Liam has been digging wells in Africa, Mara Jacobs has been struggling. She knows she's supposed to feel a warm glow that her husband is nine time zones away, caring for widows and orphans. But the reality is that she is exhausted, working a demanding yet unrewarding job,…

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Afraid of the Light

Clinical psychologist Camille Brooks isn’t put off by the lifestyle of her hoarder clients and the distress of their families. She lost her mother to the crippling anxiety disorder--so she’ll go a long way to help others avoid the same pain. Despite Camille’s expertise, her growing audience for…

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Miles from Where We Started

Weeks away from their one-year anniversary, Mallory and Connor Duncan can't even agree on how to end their marriage. But when a last-minute crisis lands them on a three-thousand-mile road trip together, Mallory wonders if their story may not be over after all. The trip begins to unravel before the key…

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A Fragile Hope

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

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Restoring Christmas: A Novel

Alexis Blake has one chance to land her own show on the Home Project Network and nothing, not an uncooperative client, a job site without indoor plumbing, or a challenging videographer, is going to stand in her way. Elsie, at seventy-plus, is far from the ideal client, but she knows exactly what she…

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Song of Silence

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. While Charlie retired early, Lucy is devoted to a long-term career . . . until the day she has no choice. Forced to retire from her position as music educator…

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An Endless Christmas: A Novella

On the way to Christmas with his family, Micah asks Katie to marry him. She says no, but there is no getting out of Christmas now. The Binder family celebrates every Christmas as if it were their last. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes…

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As Waters Gone By

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…

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All My Belongings

After spending years running from the shame her father put on her family, Jayne is determined not to let him steal her future in the same way he stole her childhood. Changing her name to Becca Morrow, she moves to California and settles into a new life and new job caring for the ailing mother of intriguing…

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When the Morning Glory Blooms

Becky rocks a baby that rocked her world. Sixty years earlier, with her fiancé 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…

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Cedar Creek Seasons

Pick a vantage point on Main Street and watch the seasons pass in one of the most picturesque small towns in America—Cedarburg, Wisconsin, situated on the banks of Cedar Creek. And this year Cedarburg has four charming stories to tell. . . Minutes after braving the annual Polar Bear Dip, free-spirited…

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"The Heart's Harbor" in A Door County Christmas

The Heart’s Harbor by Cynthia Ruchti Amanda Brooks retreats to picturesque Egg Harbor in Door County, Wisconsin, to escape an empty holiday season in her Chicago apartment. Peace on earth is what she needs but instead finds herself in charge of the legendary Christmas Tea at the Heart’s Harbor Victorian…

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They Almost Always Come Home

She'd leave her husband...if she could find him. When Libby's husband Greg fails to return from his two-week canoe trip to the Canadian wilderness, the authorities write off his disappearance as an unhappy husband's escape from an oatmeal marriage and unrewarding job. But was it? Libby enlists the aid…

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