Review: Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti
Disclaimer: I receive a copy via Litfuse in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
by Cynthia Ruchti
Publisher: Abington Press
Release Date: April 5th 2016
Genre/s: Fantasy, retelling
Age Category: Young Adult
No. of pages: 320 pages (paperback)
ISBN: 1426791496 (ISBN13: 9781426791499)
Music taught Lucy love and beauty. Could silence teach her hope?
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.
I have read one book from Cynthia and it was okay, so I thought I should try more of her books. This book would've been great, for me anyways. I was always open to everything that the author offers and I love that Cynthia has a lot to give the readers. The plot and characters were great but somehow, I just felt disconnected. I had trouble liking the main character, Lucy. She's not very relate-able, although age is most likely the culprit here. The pacing was a bit slow, too, for my liking.
Overall, I am not that "into" this book. It's such a shame that I did not really like this. I guess, I am not really one of the targeted audience for this one. Also, I am guessing that this one would be great for a book club, not sure though.
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About the author:
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.
As the music fades and a chasm separates her from the passion of her heart, will Lucy's faith song go silent, too? Find out in Cynthia Ruchti's new book, Song of Silence. 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.
Celebrate the release of Song of Silence with a blog tour and giveaway. Two winners will be chosen!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A copy of Song of Silence
- A $150 Visa cash card
- A copy of Song of Silence
- A music-themed prize pack filled with goodies hand-picked by Cynthia