Tuesday, April 26, 2016
SONG OF SILENCE by Cynthia Ruchti
Lucy and Charlie Tuttle agree on one thing: they’re committed to each other for life. Trouble is, neither of them expected life to look like this. Charlie retired early, but Lucy is devoted to a long-term career . . . until the day she has no choice.
Forced to retire from her position as music educator in a small Midwestern K-8 school, Lucy can only watch helplessly as the program her father started years ago disintegrates before her eyes. As the music fades and a chasm separates her form the passion of her heart, Lucy wonders if her faith’s song has gone silent, too. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes.
When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, a young boy and his soundless mother change the way she sees—and hears—everything.
A beautifully written, passionate, emotional story of grieving over the loss of one's long term career in music. Lucy's father had started the music program in the elementary school years ago and now it's ending. She's unable to make the beautiful sounds she once did...then that changes after meeting a little boy and his mother.
Cynthia knows how to draw the reader into the setting, the characters, and their situations. Love every book she's written, they're keepers. Usually once I finish a book I pass it on to a fellow reader but there are a special few I can't let go of and hers fit that category.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope. She’s the award-winning author of 17 books and a frequent speaker for women’s ministry events. She serves as the Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers, where she helps retailers, libraries, and book clubs connect with the authors and books they love. She lives with her husband in Central Wisconsin.