Would you like a FREE copy of RESTORING CHRISTMAS?


No. A falling leaf from the maple tree in our backyard. But…crisp maple leaves congregating on the lawn and the annual convention of Canadian geese on the pond are always harbingers of the season-of-cold (I’m hesitant to use the season’s real name, but it starts with a w) on its heels.

October will hurry to get here. It often brings the first snowfall here in Wisconsin. But my October will be especially warm and toasty this year because…

It marks the release of a new Christmas novel—

Think of a Midwest version of Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” working to restore a fieldstone farmhouse for a homeowner who doesn’t want to change anything. Oh, but things do change!

Would you like a FREE COPY of RESTORING CHRISTMAS? Here’s how…

You can join the Restoring Christmas Launch Team by clicking on the link below to sign up. Make sure to select the “Join Cynthia’s Book Launch Team” option. You’ll receive a digital copy now and a hardcover copy when the book releases. You’ll also become part of a private interactive community of people like you who want to help spread the word about a story that will warm hearts and show the clear connection between Christmas and restoration.

JOIN THE TEAM By Clicking HERE by September 16, 2016!

We have lots of fun activities and ideas planned. Nothing stressful. But you can be part of making this book launch a meaningful way to help others recapture the joy of Christmas.

I can’t wait to get started. How about you?

Hemmed in Hope, no matter the season,

SONG OF SILENCE contest winners!

I’m pleased to announce the winners from my recent Song of Silence music-themed prize pack and $150 giveaway and blog tour. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Congratulations to the winners: Stefanie Gladden, who won the $150 Visa cash card, and Connie Scruggs, who won the music-themed prize pack.
My publicists from Litfuse Publicity Group will be in touch via email with details on how to claim your prize. You can also email your mailing address to info {at} litfusegroup {dot} com. Congrats!
I hope you enjoy the book, Song of Silence. If you do, please consider writing a review, telling a friend, telling your local library or local retailer, or all of the above! Thank you, readers!

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 www.eo.travel/mtl


Hurry! Space is very limited!

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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:

Christmas Warmth Giveaway

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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CR-September-7 mending trust