Saturday, May 7, 2016

Song Of Silence--Book Review


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.

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About the author . . . 


Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope through award-winning novels, novellas, devotionals, nonfiction, and through speaking events for women and writers. She makes potato corn chowder for her husband of 43 years and loves on her three kids and five grandchildren. Cynthia recently retired from 33 years of writing and producing a daily radio broadcast called THE HEARTBEAT OF THE HOME, is past president of the 2,700-member American Christian Fiction Writers, and now serves as ACFW's Professional Relations Liaison, all while working on more book projects in addition to the fifteen already on the shelves. Her books have been honored with two Selah Awards, three Christian Retailing's BEST Awards, and awards from CAN Golden Scrolls and AWSA Golden Scrolls, as well as finalist and top honors in awards programs such as ACFW's Carol Awards, ForeWord Book Reviews Book of the Year, RT Reviews Book of the Year, Family Fiction's Book of the Year, Cascade Awards Book of the Year, and Inspirational Readers' Choice, among others. You can connect with her at, at, at, or in the kitchen, brewing herself another cup of tea.

And I thought . . . 

Half way through my heart was touched.  I have to say the first half of this book was a struggle.  

Initially I thought Lucy was too much of a whiner.  And Charlie poor guy I saw him as a total nut.  Who wants to turn their home into a worm farm? 

Honestly I had to push myself to continue reading this book.  

Over halfway through I was interested.  From that point the story became touching and interesting.  The ending surprised me.  I never did really understand Charlie's character.  But I did begin to 'get' Lucy.  And became interested in how the story would end.  

I definitely agree that the author did a great job of weaving Lucy's faith into the story line and for that I am grateful.  I was a part of Lucy and all the other characters.  I didn't feel it was 'added' to  
categorized as a Christian book.

My feelings were that the first half was unnecessary.  If the book had started on pg 153 I would have been totally into it.  

But it didn't and so.  I have a dilemma.  How to rate? 

Based on the fact that I really thought the first half was just silly. 
I would rate this book 3 1/2 stars.   

This book is available at Amazon, Christian Book (dot) Com and 
Barnes and Noble each site has a lot of reviews.  You might check them out.  

This review is posted at the above retailers.  I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.  


Madeline's Album said...

Great review. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

Molly the Airedale said...

Great review! Thank you☺

shortybear said...

good review