Okay, this seldom happens–actually, almost never!–but I have a new name to add to my very short “favorite author” list: Cynthia Ruchti. Cynthia is President of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and she deserves it! They Almost Always Come Home is her debut novel, and it’s a blockbuster! Seriously, I not only thoroughly enjoyed the story as a reader, but as a writer I was captivated by Cynthia’s talent and ability. This is one of those instances when I so enjoyed an author’s first book that I will make sure I’m on the lookout for all the rest of them.
They Almost Always Come Home is a poignant love story, a real-life, no-holds-barred, right-from-the-heart tale of two people torn apart over a wrenching loss and ready to call it quits. Then one of them gets lost, and they both begin a harrowing, danger-filled journey home. The question is, will there be anything left once they get there?
Set in the beautiful northern woods of rugged Canada, this page-turning, heartbreaking/heartwarming story is truly one of the best I’ve read in a very long time. Thank you, Cynthia, for calling us back to the Father’s heart through your perfectly chosen words.
To learn more about Cynthia and/or to order They Almost Always Come Home, go to www.cynthiaruchti.com. (Also available in hard cover, large print in August 2010.)