Song of Silence
by Cynthia Ruchti
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.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Lucy Tuttle loved her life as a teacher. She was honored to continue teaching in the music department at the school her father had started. But then came the dreaded day that the music department had been dropped and Lucy no longer had a job. And she didn’t take this news well at all. Then the horrific accident happened that changed Lucy’s life forever. How would she be able to handle loosing everything she enjoyed in life?
This ended up being a really sweet and heartwarming story, but a lot of twists and turns happened that threw me off course for a while, especially trying to figure out how Lucy was going to deal with her new lifestyle. And with a full house at that! Cunthia Ruchti writes a story that will grip your heart in the beginning, and wont let go until the end. Since I enjoy music, playing music instead of singing, I felt a special attachment to Song of Silence. Lucy and Charlie’s story is a story of love, forgiveness, restoration and blessings. I highly recommend that you check out this wonderful read.
I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. 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 55.
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.