They Almost Always Come Home – Cynthia Ruchti


Deb’s Dozen: Canoeing for clarity. Lightning for light? Faith and family are everything!

I bought and read Cynthia Ruchti’s book, They Almost Always Come Home, about a year ago after reading and loving All My Belongings—and was equally entranced.

Libby’s husband, Greg, is missing. He’s not come back from a wilderness canoe trip. Things were a bit rocky before he left on the trip and she’s left wondering if he’s left her for good. Greg has never gone on a solo trip before—Libby is greatly concerned, and upset, and angry, and all manner of other emotions as she waits to hear something. I’ve always wondered if I would have Libby’s faith and fortitude in similar circumstances.

She says, “I don’t know. I want to leave my husband, but I have to find him first.” Libby and Greg’s dad and Jenika, Libby’s best friend, set out on a trek through the wilderness to find Greg. What they learn about themselves on the journey is life altering. Will they survive? Will they find Greg? Is he alive? Why didn’t he come home? How could God allow this? You’ll definitely want to read this one! Description and dialog at their finest, along with action and suspense. 4 Stars!

To quote her bio, Cynthia Ruchti is an award-winning author and speaker who tells stories hemmed in hope. They Almost Always Come Back was her debut novel and has recently been re-covered and reissued. She’s authored thirteen more since that one came out (See review for All My Belongings). Find out more about Cynthia at Cynthia Ruchti.

Abingdon Press and the Litfuse Publicity Group gave me another copy of this novel for my candid review.


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