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Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti April 21, 2016

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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. While Charlie retired early, 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 from 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 thoughts:

I have never read anything by Cynthia, although I’ve heard good things about her and her covers always intrigue me.

This book is full of wonderful thoughts and ideas. Cynthia wove in many deep truths. Even using musical references such as the importance of rests and I could easily apply that to my live.

However, I really struggled with liking the overall book. Lucy was a very negative person in the beginning. Which I understand, she lost her job and is struggling with that but I needed more redeeming qualities in her faster. Her thoughts toward her husband didn’t help me in that area. Although, I could see she did love him but she really made him sound like an idiot and I had trouble with that.

Things do get better as you go along but pushing through that first twenty-thirty percent of the book was hard for me.

With that being said the other reviews on this book are very good and you might enjoy this book. This is my opinion only as obviously others enjoyed this book.

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