Title: A Fragile Hope
Author: Cynthia Ruchti
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.
About the book:
Where does a relationship expert turn when his wife leaves him and he can’t explain why?
Josiah Chamberlain’s life’s work revolves around repairing other people’s marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife’s unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she’s unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds that his expertise, quick wit, and clever quips mean nothing for his relationship that is clearly broken.
Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what’s left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?
This is a wonderful deeply emotional story!
I was captivated by the plot of this novel. Josiah is written with an incredible depth. His confusion, heartache, and feelings of betrayal were palpable.
I found I had to read this book in short sessions to keep myself from falling into a deep funk. At the same time I NEEDED to find out how the story ended. I wanted things to work out for Josiah and his wife Karin. Not finishing the book was never an option.
I loved seeing the source of wise words and encouragement that came alongside Josiah. It is always great when we are surprised by the people that step up to help us cope in a crisis.
I look forward to reading more books by this author. This one is getting a 5 star rating from me. I am highly recommending it.