Sunday, May 8, 2016

Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Song of Silence PK


Song of Silence (Abingdon, April 2016)
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.
My opinion: This was a beautiful book with so much heart, depth and reality in it. I loved how it dealt with being committed to a relationship even when life doesn't turn out like you planned, which for all of us is something that has happened in one form or another in our lives. I love how Lucy and Charlie grown and develop throughout the book and are so raw and real, I can totally see them being someone I would know. I have always appreciated Ms. Ruchti books but this book really exceeded my expectations and was her best work yet.   I received a copy of this book in exchange of my honest opinion.

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