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Tuesday, 20 May 2014



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Adding my TT to 1st chapter 1st paragraph 

hosted by Diane of Bibliophile by the Sea



"The dresser emptied in less than five
minutes. Neatness counted little in the middle of the night.
They’d managed to dodge the expected ambush of reporters.  They’d be back at dawn, no doubt. Jayne and Geneva planned
to be long gone before then."

ALL MY BELONGINGS ~ Cynthia Ruchti
Definitely a talented storyteller!
~~Just published - May 6th ~~
Jayne 's was a neglected childhood spent caregiving a mother with ALS and shamed by a father who constantly blamed her as the source of their troubles..  When he is charged guilty of the euthenasia death of her mother, Jayne determines she w on’t let him steal her future, too. 
Changing her name to Becca Morrow, she 
forges a new life across the country,taking a job caregiving  the ailing sister of her closest friend.  
Becka struggles to sort out her feelings for her patient's son and new boss just as her patient passes away under unusual circumstances. Suddenly, her past catches up with her and the unnerving details of her heritage make Becca look like a murder suspect. With it, all sense of home and all hope for love - for belonging - vanish.

My Thoughts ~

A word artisan of beauty, wit and wisdom, Ms Ruchti uses a light touch in developing thoughtful responses to deep topics of belonging, dementia related caregiving, child neglect, and euthenasia.
Rich layering of story and concepts
create a story that emotionally engage
readers with characters.
Jayne must change her name to escape the staining of her father's murder charges on her own reputation.  Her dearest friend, Geneva, assists her in the requisite subterfuge to escape the media attention that would tie her to a future without freedom. Geneva's sister, across the country in California, needs caregiving.  Newly re-named as Becca, she is all eagerness to take the journey into anonymity.  A chance at a future free of encumbrances awaits her.  Or does it...?

New location, relationships, and a stirring sense of belonging take a turn in the wrong direction when false accusations point to Becca upon   
the mysterious death of her charge.  Her own false guilt, inner struggles, and misgivings add complexities to her future and intrigue for mystery buffs reading

Ambiguities of belonging, for both Becca and Isaac, her heart's attachment, are well developed. The story is pleasingly resolved for our two MCs and surprise turns of events that had me anxious for their future ended by leading to satisfying conclusions.

Definitely recommended and a perfect summer read!


Author Bio:
Cynthia Ruchti has a long list of accolades and many years of success on radio, in personal appearances as speaker and writing retreats, magazine editor and in her writing.  As of 2014, she has a total of eight books on the shelves, with more contracted for 2015 and beyond.
She, with her husband, lives an active life of words and creativity in the heart of Wisconsin, USA.  One of her greatest joys is helping other writers grow in their craft. 
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*My appreciation to Abingdon Press for providing an ebook copy for reading and review without charge or obligation.


and LIVE Webcast event with
Cynthia Ruchti on June 11th
All My Belongings Cynthia Ruchti
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Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Sounds interesting. I would keep reading. I hope ypu enjoy it.

JoAnn said...

This sounds like a good book. Hope you are enjoying it!

Paulita said...

This one does sound good. I like the cover too. Here's Mine

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like it would be quite interesting. I am especially curious about the mystery aspect of the novel.

Alice Audrey said...

Great premise on this one. A lot of books will try to make a past explode in a character's face when there isn't really substance for it. This one doesn't look that way at all.

Nise' said...

I am definitely intrigued and will keep an eye out for this book.

Kerry O'Donnell said...

How mysterious. Here’s my TT for Steel’s Edge.

fredamans said...

Were they famous? why were they running? Great teaser!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm curious for more --enjoy and thank you for joining us.

Mystica said...

I would keep reading. Need to know more

Jessica said...

Love finding new reads. Sounds like a good one!

Thank you for linking up with #smallvictoriessundaylinky. Pinned to the Small Victories Sunday board. Hope you link up again next week!, said...

I enjoyed this post. Book sounds good. Sure hope I can win one at some point. I love a mystery in a book. Thanks. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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