Song of Silence RELEASE and CONTEST

Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

It’s been a joy to watch the recent release of the novel Song of Silence and reader reaction to it. After you’ve read the book, please let me know what you think of this story. RT Book Reviews–a respected industry review source–named it a 4.5 Stars TOP PICK!

In typical form, it follows the journey of characters who are confronted with tough topics, but handled tenderly. If you’ve felt the searing sting of job loss, or the devastation of the loss of your life’s passion, depression, upheaval, the concerns related to adult children moving back home, relationship challenges, young love, or love-for-the-long-haul, you’ll find something with which to identify in Song of Silence.

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You can click on the link to find information about a music-themed prize giveaway and a gift card giveaway and learn more about the story.

Oh, and if you’re in the market for a Mother’s Day gift or an end-of-year gift for a teacher, Song of Silence might be your answer!

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Song of Silence is available wherever books are sold. On the Song of Silence book page, you can find direct links to many booksellers from which to choose. Or shop at your local bookseller–always a good choice.

HOPE for Christmas Giveaway

Thanks to a friend of mine, I have a copy of John Albert Thomas’ Christmas CD of solo piano music to giveaway in addition to an autographed copy of AN ENDLESS CHRISTMAS (hardcover novella), plus a sweet little HOPE Christmas ornament. Great present for a friend or inspiration for your own Christmas celebrations. See details below in the Rafflecopter giveaway link to enter.

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Feel free to share this link with your circle of influence.

While you’re here, if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter (usually mailed quarterly) or my HopeNotes blog, look for those sign up areas on this or the home page. My HopeNotes blog posts occasional downloadable encouragement or shareable images to keep your life hemmed in hope!

Have a blessed Christmas,


Women’s Retreat with More To Life CRUISE!


This is the TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO REGISTER message from More To Life today:

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Would you like to personally experience a life-changing trip? The More to Life Women’s Cruise sets sail April 9-14, 2016. Starting at just $479, this once in a lifetime cruise features today’s best and brightest speakers including Carol Kent, Kathi Lipp and Cynthia Ruchti as well as worship leader Meredith Andrews. 





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To learn more about the More to Life Women’s Cruise, Visit


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An Endless Christmas Holiday Cheer Giveaway WINNER!

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I’m pleased to announce the winner from my An Endless Christmas Holiday Cheer Giveaway and blog tour. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Congratulations to the winner: Pam Graber. My publicists from Litfuse Publicity Group will be in touch via email with details on how to claim your prize. Pam, you can also email your mailing address to info {at} litfusegroup {dot} com. Congrats!
To all who entered and those who didn’t: If you’ve read An Endless Christmas, please let me know what you thought of the story.
If you haven’t read it yet, take a moment to order a copy for you and a few friends or family members! The stories within this story are sure to touch someone’s heart and renew their enthusiasm for the holiday and their hope for every other day of the year.

A multi-author Christmas giveaway!

Talk about heartwarming and toe-warming at the same time! This giveaway is the effort of several authors who share Christmas stories and the opportunity to have your name drawn as the recipient of an electric fireplace-like heater too. You can find more details below.



Here are the books included in the giveaway bundle:

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And their authors: Cynthia Ruchti (novella, An Endless Christmas), Katie Ganshert (Amish Christmas at North Star), Michelle Ule (The 12 Brides of Christmas), Kathy Ide (21 Days of Christmas)Rachel McMillan (A Singular and Whimsical Problem), Melissa Tagg (One Enchanted Christmas), and Amanda Dykes (Bespoke: a Tiny Christmas Tale). I’m grateful that AN ENDLESS CHRISTMAS is included in this bundle. Curl up with a good book and warm toes! Enter today!



HopeNotes Shareables

Feel free to share these HopeNotes of encouragement with others on social media or Pinterest. Many are quotes lifted from books I’ve written. Others are drawn from past radio broadcasts, radio interviews, or guest blog posts. (More in future HopeNotes updates.)

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Tattered and Mended Giveaway Winner Announcement!

tam-prizecollageThanks to everyone who entered to win my Tattered and Mended Reclaimed Treasures giveaway! I’m pleased to announce the winner is LuAnn Braley. LuAnn, you’ll receive an email from Litfuse Publicity Group, or you can email your mailing address to caitlin{at}litfusegroup{dot}com to claim your prize.
Even if you didn’t win, Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul is available to purchase at every major retailer. Plus, here’s a sneak peek at my next project.
Two projects, actually!
Mornings With Jesus 2016I’ve written devotions for the Guideposts’ Mornings With Jesus 365-Day Devotional collection for 2014, 2015, and again for 2016. This year, for the first time, the Mornings With Jesus devotional will be available in your local bookstore too, as well as through the Guideposts online shop.
We’re so excited about having this new outlet for that bestselling devotional. The 2016 edition releases in mid- to late-September. As I often say, “I’ll meet you in the pages!”
An Endless Christmas novella for websiteAnd in October, An Endless Christmas hardcover novella (perfect for gift-giving) releases from Worthy Inspired. I can’t wait for you to get this story in your hands…and heart. Close to its release time, I’ll tell you some of the reasons this particular story hits so close to home for me.
So please watch for both of these upcoming titles. And thank you again to those of you who entered the Tattered and Mended giveaway.
You readers and friends remain a constant source of joy!
Congratulations again, LuAnn Braley!

As Waters Gone By Virtual Tour and Giveaway!

I hope you’ll agree that receiving another post from me so soon is a good thing when you look into this fabulous virtual tour of Madeline Island–the setting for the novel As Waters Gone By–and the giveaway connected to it.

What a fun way to get to know the setting better, and discover some of what made Emmalyn in the story believe it was the perfect place for her to mend. Maybe you will, too. Click on the image below to reach the starting point, then click the RSVP button you’ll find there.


Only one week left to enter!

I’d love to hear what you think of the Apostle Islands area after getting a glimpse through this virtual tour.