Litfuse Presents An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

About the Book
An Endless ChristmasToo many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster.

Christmas takes a very different turn when the guests of honor break up instead of announcing their engagement. Trapped with his family, they learn that love looks different than either imagined. Both in their eighties, Dodie and Wilson Binder celebrate every Christmas as if it were their last. This year, their grandson Micah is planning to ask his girlfriend, Katie, to marry him so they can celebrate with the whole family. But things go very wrong when she says, “no.” Now they are stuck. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it’s Christmas.

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I’m sorry I didn’t rec’ve my copy of this book so I didn’t read it yet. I will post review when I get the book and read it! But just from reading the book description, I know its awesome because Cynthia Ruchti books are awewsome! So check this one out. I love the cover color, so  that alone would make me buy the book!

Cynthia Ruchti

Drawing from 33 years of on-air radio ministry, Cynthia Ruchti tells stories of hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through her novels and novellas, nonfiction books and devotionals, and speaking for women’s and writers’ events. Her books have been recognized by Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Selah Awards, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Christian Retailing’s BEST Awards, and Carol Award nominations, among other honors, including a Family Fiction Readers’ Choice Award. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in Pittsville, Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.

Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices…By Cynthia Ruchti

Ragged Hope:

Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices…

By Cynthia Ruchti 


About this book

To the wounded,
the worn,
the wondering.
And to all those who let us
see their scars
so others can discover
Hope’s hideout. It’s one thing to live with the consequences of your own choices, but what happens when your life is changed because of someone else’s? This insightful and uplifting guide will comfort, support and encourage you through whatever situation you must face. Cynthia Ruchti, who has walked this road herself, assures readers that God is ever present and His love never wavers. There is hope, grace, and a future in every situation, especially those that we did not cause.


My Thoughts on this Book

“Surviving the fallout of other people’s choices” is just what happens when someone, such as a spouse leaves his wife and family for another women, and the wife is left to deal with the situation and survive as best she can. This book is a collection of stories of many who have been forced to deal with abuse, betrayal, rejection, divorce, and much more against their will. The stories are short and can be read as a devotion, or just read when you need a pretty fast read. They are not easy stories to read, because each story has its own unique situation and struggles.

I wish this book would have been out about eight years ago when my son went through some of these same things. His story could have easily been in this book. I won’t go into details, but without God reaching out and giving my son, as well as myself the mercy, grace and strength we needed, I’m just not sure where we would be now.

I love an appreciate the wisdom and direction Cynthia Ruchti so heartfully gives in Ragged Hope. There are so many people that need this book! The number of situations just like these in the lives of family and friends is heartbreaking. This is one book I will definitely put in the hands of anyone I know who is facing the rejection and betrayal of someone they love. Thank you Cynthia Ruchti for a book so well needed!

I received this book from the publisher Abingdon Press 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.





About the Author

Cynthia-Ruchti_green_couch1-1024x819Cynthia writes stories of hope that glows in the dark through her novels, novellas, devotions, and speaking for women’s events and retreats as well as writers’ conferences and workshops. She draws from 33 years as writer/producer of The Heartbeat of the Home daily radio broadcast. Her books have been recognized by Reviewers’ Choice, Retailers’ Choice, Readers’ Choice and other honors, including finalist designation in ACFW’s Carol Awards. Cynthia serves as ACFW’s Professional Relations Liaison. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.



CFBA Presents When The Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

When The Morning Glory Blooms 

Abingdon Press (April 1, 2013) 



Cynthia writes stories of hope that glows in the dark, merging her love for storytelling with inextinguishable hope for inexpressible hurts.

Cynthia spends her days diving into words, worship, and wonder and celebrating 40 years of marriage, three grown children, and five outrageously adorable grandchildren. One of her greatest joys is helping other writers grow in their craft. To that end, she served as the assistant director and a faculty member of the Quad Cities Christian Writers Conference, has served as worship and devotions staff for the Write-to-Publish conference, and teaches at other conferences as opportunities arise. She speaks to women’s groups, at mother-daughter banquets, and for women’s refresher days and retreats. It is her delight to serve on her church’s worship team. Rather than “busy,” she likes the term “active.”

For 33 years, Cynthia wrote and produced the radio broadcast The Heartbeat of the Home. The scripted radio drama/devotional broadcast aired on as many as 50 radio stations and two cable/digital television stations over the years. Cynthia was the editor of the ministry’s Backyard Friends magazine, a twenty-page, twice annual publication that reached 5,000 homes, churches, and parachurch outreaches.


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 listening ear until the day she suspects Anna’s tall tales are not the ramblings of dementia. They’re fragments of Anna’s disjointed memories of a remarkable life. Finding a faint thread of hope she can’t resist tugging, Ivy records Anna’s memoir, scribbling furiously after hours to keep up with the woman’s emotion-packed, grace-hemmed stories. Is Ivy’s answer buried in Anna’s past? Becky, Ivy, Anna–three women fight a tangled vine of deception in search of the blossoming simplicity of truth.

If you would

like to read the first chapter of When The Morning Glory Blooms, go HERE.


My Thoughts

This book is beautiful inside and out. I love the beautiful cover, and love the wonderful story inside. This is a story that can hit close to home because the issues can happen in anyone’s life today. And through those trying issues, the author shows how we can find redemption and grace through the loving hand of our wonderful God. And I especially enjoyed the story taking place in the era in time when I was born.

I highly recommend this special story from the wonderful people at Abingdon Press for anyone who enjoys Christian fiction, or just a good clean fiction!


I received this book CFBA 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.

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