Category: Cynthia Ruchti


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Ruchti & Miles From Where We Started

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Ruchti & Miles From Where We Started

Posted October 25, 2018 / 27 Comments

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction PUBLISHER: Gilead RELEASE DATE: October 16, 2018 PAGES: 352 These no-longer-newlyweds want out of this road trip—and their marriage. Too bad they can’t find the off ramp. Weeks away from their one-year wedding anniversary, Mallory and Connor Duncan can’t even agree on how to end their […]


Guest Post and Book Spotlight: As My Parents Age by Cynthia Ruchti

Guest Post and Book Spotlight: As My Parents Age by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted June 7, 2017 / 15 Comments

Anytime I get to hear from Cynthia Ruchti, I feel as though I’m being hugged. Her gentle spirit, quick humor, and warm heart touch everything she writes.  Her newest book, which you’ll learn more about in a moment, is a collection of 52 “me-too” reflections on the ups and downs, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted April 18, 2017 / 33 Comments

Hope grows when seeds are planted-even in the muddy middle of life. 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 […]


First Line Friday (Week 53): A Fragile Hope

First Line Friday (Week 53): A Fragile Hope

Posted April 7, 2017 / 26 Comments

Hooray for Friday! Since it’s Friday, it’s also time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! The book I’m featuring today is A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti And the first few lines are… “This wave of pain will pass. So will the […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Ruchti

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Ruchti

Posted April 3, 2017 / 92 Comments

It is always an absolute delight any time I am fortunate enough to talk with today’s guest! The fact that she is a speaker at this year’s Christian Fiction Readers’ Retreat? Dream come true for me. Cynthia Ruchti tells stories-hemmed-in-hope through her award-winning novels, novellas, nonfiction, devotions, and speaking events […]


Book Review: Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

Book Review: Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted December 12, 2016 / 14 Comments

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 […]


First Line Friday (Week 34): Restoring Christmas

First Line Friday (Week 34): Restoring Christmas

Posted November 25, 2016 / 51 Comments

Happy post-Thanksgiving Friday!!!  I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving and were able to spend it with someone you love. Since it’s Friday, it’s time to take a break from the crazy Black Friday crowds, grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! The […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Teachers in Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: Teachers in Fiction

Posted August 30, 2016 / 53 Comments

Welcome to a Back to School freebie edition of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly linkup hosted as always by the marvelous team at The Broke and the Bookish. Since we were given much freedom with our topics today, I opted to feature some of my favorite books with teachers as […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads 2016

Posted May 31, 2016 / 58 Comments

  Hi everyone! We are kicking off summer today on Top Ten Tuesday with our lists of beach reads! After last week’s atrociously difficult prompt for which I was only to come up with an embarrassing FOUR books (it still hurts a little), I have gone above and beyond this […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted May 6, 2016 / 7 Comments

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, […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Need Another Laugh?

Top Ten Tuesday: Need Another Laugh?

Posted April 19, 2016 / 89 Comments

  This week’s theme is books that make you laugh.  My first thought was, “Really?” Because it feels like I just did that topic (probably since I did).  So I thought about doing some bookish humor instead… but … eh.  At the end of the day, I decided I have enough […]


Review: Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Review: Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted April 5, 2016 / 3 Comments

One of the things I enjoy so much about Cynthia Ruchti’s books is her writing voice. It’s graciously down to earth with a dry wit that has me grinning even through tears, laughing even around the lump in my throat, and always always unable to put down the story until I’ve savored every word.


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Ruchti

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Ruchti

Posted April 5, 2016 / 66 Comments

Cynthia Ruchti’s books were new to me when I started blogging, but oh my goodness was I missing out! The heart and the humor and the characters captivate me from word one – no matter which book I pick up. Yesterday on Straight Off the Page, my blogging cohort Melissa […]


Top Ten Tuesday: They’re Reading Our Song

Top Ten Tuesday: They’re Reading Our Song

Posted February 16, 2016 / 67 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted as always by The Broke and The Bookish) is all about music. There are any number of ways to go about this, but I decided to talk about books that make me think of music. Whether it’s the theme of the book or just its title, these ten eleven books fill my heart (and sometimes my lips) with a song.


Best Books of 2015: Nonfiction

Posted December 18, 2015 / 3 Comments

It’s that time of year when everyone is making lists and checking them twice. Some are finding out who has been naughty and who has been nice. Some are making sure those in their circles of gifting know what they want for Christmas.

Here at Reading Is My SuperPower, I’m making lists too! Every day this week will feature the best books I read in 2015 from different genres.


Best Books of 2015: Contemporary

Best Books of 2015: Contemporary

Posted December 14, 2015 / 40 Comments

It’s that time of year when everyone is making lists and checking them twice. Some are finding out who has been naughty and who has been nice. Some are making sure those in their circles of gifting know what they want for Christmas.

Here at Reading Is My SuperPower, I’m making lists too! Every day this week will feature the best books I read in 2015 from different genres.

Today’s focus is contemporary fiction.



Review: An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti (Plus Holiday Cheer Giveaway!)

Review: An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti (Plus Holiday Cheer Giveaway!)

Posted November 21, 2015 / 37 Comments

Such love and warmth and laughter and friendship emanated from this novella, courtesy of Cynthia Ruchti’s talented pen. Such love and warmth and laughter and friendship emanated from this novella, courtesy of Cynthia Ruchti’s talented pen. Grandma Dodie and Grandpa Wilson are just the absolute sweetest and cutest couple ever! I want to be like them when I grow up.

For as much as I had tears in my eyes while reading An Endless Christmas, I also laughed out loud just as frequently.


Review: Tattered and Mended by Cynthia Ruchti (plus a giveaway!)

Review: Tattered and Mended by Cynthia Ruchti (plus a giveaway!)

Posted July 21, 2015 / 1 Comment

“People are tattered. Some say, ‘Then let’s make tattered fashionable.’ But God invites us to mend.” In her new book Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul, author Cynthia Ruchti takes the reader through a gallery of the restored and reclaimed and draws tender parallels between the […]