Friday, April 26, 2013

When the Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti

"Where the Morning Glory blooms is not your garden variety novel."--me

 There are some words that invoke a visceral response. Teen pregnancy. Abortion. Adoption.
Going there invites confrontation and conflict. Everyone has an opinion--a definitive position on the subject--until, perhaps, one is tested.

Cynthia Ruchti introduces the reader to three generations of characters whose lives are changed forever by the choices that they make regarding unwanted pregnancy. She explores family relationships rocked by disappointment and shattered dreams. The status quo no longer exists and navigating these new waters requires major paradigm shifts-- the "new normal" is no longer a trendy cliche', but a rip-out-your heart necessity.

Friendships are tested and help comes, at times, in surprising ways.

Gods fingers moving softly on the key boards of our lives.

Where the Morning Glory Blooms is so relevant to today. Look around, listen to the news, lend a helping hand where you can. Pray.

That is what this book prompts in me.
Please read on for more information!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

When The Morning Glory Blooms

Abingdon Press (April 1, 2013)


Cynthia Ruchti


Cynthia writes stories of hope that glows in the dark, merging her love for storytelling with inextinguishable hope for inexpressible hurts.

Cynthia spends her days diving into words, worship, and wonder and celebrating 40 years of marriage, three grown children, and five outrageously adorable grandchildren. One of her greatest joys is helping other writers grow in their craft. To that end, she served as the assistant director and a faculty member of the Quad Cities Christian Writers Conference, has served as worship and devotions staff for the Write-to-Publish conference, and teaches at other conferences as opportunities arise. She speaks to women’s groups, at mother-daughter banquets, and for women’s refresher days and retreats. It is her delight to serve on her church’s worship team. Rather than “busy,” she likes the term “active.”

For 33 years, Cynthia wrote and produced the radio broadcast The Heartbeat of the Home. The scripted radio drama/devotional broadcast aired on as many as 50 radio stations and two cable/digital television stations over the years. Cynthia was the editor of the ministry’s Backyard Friends magazine, a twenty-page, twice annual publication that reached 5,000 homes, churches, and parachurch outreaches.


Becky rocks a baby that rocked her world. Sixty years earlier, with her fiancé Drew in the middle of the Korean Conflict, Ivy throws herself into her work at a nursing home to keep her sanity and provide for the child Drew doesn't know is coming. Ivy cares for Anna, an elderly patient who taxes Ivy's listening ear until the day she suspects Anna's tall tales are not the ramblings of dementia. They're fragments of Anna's disjointed memories of a remarkable life. Finding a faint thread of hope she can't resist tugging, Ivy records Anna's memoir, scribbling furiously after hours to keep up with the woman's emotion-packed, grace-hemmed stories. Is Ivy's answer buried in Anna's past? Becky, Ivy, Anna--three women fight a tangled vine of deception in search of the blossoming simplicity of truth.

If you would like to read the first chapter of When The Morning Glory Blooms, go HERE.


Cynthia Ruchti said...

Thank you, CHeryl, for your beautiful insights! What a blessing!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Cynthia--I'm so honored that you stopped by!

May the Lord bless you and your writing!!

Robyn Campbell said...

You know I love a book like this, pal. Where the Morning Glory blooms sounds wonderful! I HAVE to order it. I love stories where friendships are tested. And you're right. Its relevance to today cannot be denied. xoxo

Cheryl Klarich said...

Robyn! I would love to hear your thoughts on this book!

Thank you so much for stopping by! (((hugs)))