Tuesday, June 3, 2014

All My Belongings by Cynthia Ruchti - REVIEWED

About the book: 
A new life and a new identity can't protect Becca from a past that refuses to go away.
After spending years running from the shame her father put on her family, Jayne is determined not to let him steal her future in the same way he stole her childhood. Changing her name to Becca Morrow, she moves to California and settles into a new life and new job caring for ailing mother of handsome young businessman, Isaac Hughes.
But just as she's wondering if she and Isaac are headed for a relationship, Becca's patient passes away under unusual circumstances. Suddenly, her past catches up with her and the unnerving details of her heritage threaten to destroy all sense of home and all hope for love.
Even if she could clear her name, a phone call wraps a suffocating shroud around her heart. Her estranged father needs her help. But can Becca open her new life to the man who ruined her past?

My Thoughts:
That’s the definition of faith, Becca.  Trusting no matter what.”  (p.210)

When Isaac Hughes spoke these words to Becca they were both clinging to faith.  Faith that their world would soon right itself.  Actually, the entirety of this story is filled with a deep longing for understanding in a lot of deep areas of the heart.  These characters are treading through some really deep water throughout the novel.  Unanswered questions, some questions answered but not in the way you hoped.  
This is a complex story that will take you on a very unexpected journey toward truth.
That journey is filled with many twists and turns.  It covers a wide scope of relationships in both Becca and Isaac’s life.  You get to know them both as they care for Isaac’s mother.  The tenderness of the care that Aurelia received will make you cry.  It is amazing how sweetly that is captured in the story.  And later in the book, as they care for another family member…wow!!  And in the midst of all of these precious relationships a dark mystery develops that tries the very fabric of their souls!

Cynthia Ruchti is a gifted writer, and her story is filled with strong, memorable characters.  The complexity of the plot is totally believable, and that’s what makes it so completely satisfying! Wow! This was not what I was expecting.  My heart is sad, happy and a bit wistful!  GREAT story! One I am happy to recommend!

You can purchase a copy HERE.

About the Author:
Cynthia Ruchti has more than three decades of radio broadcast experience with "Heartbeat of the Home" radio and currently serves as Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers.

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