Storytelling with HOPE at its heart
“Cynthia Ruchti writes fiction (and nonfiction) that touches people’s hearts. Her work is often as significant as what professional counselors do in their therapy sessions to heal people’s emotional wounds. I highly recommend her novels.”–Dr. Judith Rolfs, author and licensed family counselor
Hope often shows up best against a dark backdrop.
If you’ve ever opened a novel and found a fictional character who seemed to understand how you feel, or turned the pages of a nonfiction book where the author seemed to put into words and actions what you found inexpressible, you’re the reader for whom my characters and their stories are created.
If your life is one sunny patch after another, you may appreciate insights into the lives of those whose path leads them through difficulties that try their souls and defy solutions. The inspiration of their courage may feed your compassion. The hope that dispels shadows and lights a heart’s dark corners can light your own. You, too, can confidently say, “I can’t unravel. I’m hemmed in hope.”
My prayer is that you will close the last page of my novels with a satisfied sigh. It will bless me if you say, “What a great story!” It will bless me more to hear, “What a great God!”
“Be to me a rock of refuge in which to dwell, and a sheltering stronghold to which I may continually resort…for You are my HOPE; O Lord God, You are my trust…and the source of my confidence.” Psalm 71:3, 5 Amplified Bible