As Waters Gone By
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (May 5, 2015)
Emmalyn Ross has only a few months left to figure out if she and her husband, Max, can ever be a couple again. In prison for actions that ensured his wife could never be a mother, Max is now scheduled for release, and Emmalyn wonders how she can let him back into her life after all he’s put her through. During his five-year incarceration, Emmalyn moved to the beautiful, but remote Madeline Island in Lake Superior. With the help of a circle of misfit town residents, including the exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and Café, Emmalyn begins to restore her heart while refurbishing her very own island cottage. She learns what it means to love unconditionally and finds that her dream of a house and a home filled with God’s love might become a reality, but only if she and Max can find a way to rebuild their marriage…and win the fight of their lives in the process. As Waters Gone By, the highly anticipated fourth novel by award-winning author and speaker, Cynthia Ruchti, is sure to be the next book club favorite.
Emmalyn is running to the only place she has left. Her husband has abandoned her. Not in the traditional trade-up kind of scenario but because he is serving time in prison. Emmalyn’s womb is achingly empty, as is her bank account, and future. The only thing Emmalyn has left is a tiny hunting cottage in the middle of nowhere.
Emmalyn lands in what will become a nest that wraps its wings around her frightened bird self. A crazy innkeeper and her unique group of friends breathe life back into Emmalyn until she can breathe on her own. Just in time, too, because she has some serious and life changing decisions to make. As Emmalyn changes and let’s go so that she can embrace truth, her life changes in ways she couldn’t even have imagined. This story is powerful and well-written. The strong vein of gratitude and generosity laps over its shores giving hope beyond the pages.
Review by: Kelly Klepfer