Friday, April 21, 2017

A Fragile Hope Book Review

I got a chance to read A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti which was great because I read previous books by the author so I was excited to read more.  I thought this was part of a series with the other books but I think that I was wrong although not disappointed.  I couldn't remember which books but I knew that I wanted to read the next book in the series but I guess I have to keep waiting for those.  Super exciting to get to keep up the any new author I like when the books are first released.  I am usually not on top of these things so well.

Josiah Chamberlain's life's work revolves around repairing other people's marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife's unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she's unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.

Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what’s left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

This book was super sad and there was some tears but I still had trouble putting the book down which was a great thing.  It took me a little longer to read just because it was so emotional but I got it done just in time for the review date (although I like to have things done a little sooner...better late then never).  Almost the entire book is about Karin who we don't even get to talk to in the book but we follow her husband through his changes in his outlook.  Josiah is working as a writer and very absorbed into his work writing books about saving marriages and what you need to do to make them work.  The craziest thing is that without him know, his marriage has gone off the rails.  He finds out more about his wife when she is in a car accident and stuck in the hospital.  This book as an unreal quality to it that you totally relate to Josiah because he is working as hard as he can to find the new normal.  Anyone who has ever sat by a loved ones bedside, knows that the days seem to take so long and go by so fast.  This book could have covered a year or more and then towards the end you find out that it has been 4 months and although it is a long time, it certainly seems like it went slowly.  I know that I was hooked on the book to find out what was going to happen next and find out how Josiah would react.  This is super helpful to making the best out of each day and getting a message of hope.  I hope that you check out this book and enjoy them as much as I have.

**I was given a copy of this book to read and review but all opinions here are my own.

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