When The Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti – Review & Giveaway

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When The Morning Glory Blooms – Book Review

Have you ever had to face an unplanned pregnancy as an unmarried young woman – or support someone who has?

Imagine the fears, struggles, and challenges a young woman in that situation faces. Imagine the reactions and judgments the young woman must bear. Imagine the impact of the pregnancy not only on the young woman, but also on the families of those involved. Imagine the uncertainty that the young woman’s future now holds.

When The Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti is the beautifully woven, grace-laden story of not one – not two – but three young women (and those in their lives) who are faced with – or impacted by – their situation.

However, there’s more to the story than you might think. In fact, there’s a novel twist. Each of the women live in different eras – yet their lives are intricately intertwined!

First, there is Becky Trundle – a modern day woman living in 2013. Becky is doing her best to support her daughter Lauren, who gave birth to her grandson, Jackson, while still in high school. She loves them both, but, the sacrifices she has made for Lauren are starting to take their toil on her life and her relationships.

Then there’s Ivy Carrington, who learns she is pregnant in 1951. Her boyfriend, Drew, does not know the news – he has gone off to Korea to war. Alone and desperate, she befriends an elderly woman in the retirement home where she works. As a favor to the woman, she begins to write down the woman’s ramblings – which turn out to be more lucid than Ivy first believes. During the process, she ends up recording the old woman’s memoirs.

Ivy’s friend is Anna Grissom. Through her story, we travel back to 1890, the year Anna tried to establish a ministry for young women who were pregnant, outcast, and in need of a loving home. Anna tried to provide a haven for them. Even though many obstacles stood between her and her dream, she learned that prayer is powerful and God is miraculous.

Three women. One societal taboo. Three eras of varying familial and societal responses. Throughout it all, one good, gracious, loving and forgiving God.

When The Morning Glory Blooms is a poignant novel filled with hope, redemption and grace. You will remember this story long after you finish reading Cynthia’s book.

About Cynthia Ruchti

Cynthia Ruchti

Cynthia Ruchti is an author and speaker who tells stories of Hope-That-Glows-In-The-Dark through her novels, nonfiction, women’s events, and outlets related to the Heartbeat of the Home radio broadcast she wrote and produced for thirty-three years. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five joy-giving grandchildren.

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When The Morning Glory Blooms – Giveaway

When The Morning Glory Blooms
Would you like the chance to win a copy of When The Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti? I’m delighted to offer one of my US/Canadian Create With Joy readers the opportunity to win a copy of this very special book!

To enter, complete the Required Entry and then any Bonus Entries you desire. Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT on this blog post for each entry you submit. Include your Name, E-Mail and any requested data so that I can verify your entries and contact you in the event that you win!

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This giveaway closes on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Midnight EST. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If the winning entry does not comply with all conditions set forth in the entry, another entry will be drawn. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  The prize sponsor is responsible for awarding the prize.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Abingdon Press to review. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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32 Responses to “When The Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti – Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Georgia Beckman
    Twitter: georgiabeckman1

    Following you via email, FB, Twitter, Pinterest, g+ & Bloglovin’.

  2. Georgia Beckman
    Twitter: georgiabeckman1

    I shared this post on FB: https://www.facebook.com/georgia.hathewaybeckman/posts/10200613565394265

  3. Georgia Beckman
    Twitter: georgiabeckman1

    I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgiabeckman1/status/339080536972750849

    And what intrigues me most is that I was one of those girls 32 years ago, at 16 years old. However, unlike most young girls that are in this situation, I was trying to get pregnant. It was a rough start to our young lives as a family & I often wish that I had a mentor or someone to tell me to wait. However, I have never regretted for one moment the 4 beautiful children that are mine. The first at 17, the second at 18, the third at 19 & the fourth at 22.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Wow, Georgia, I cannot imagine being a mom to 4 children at such a young age. So much responsibility!

      Best of luck to you in the giveaway. I know you’ll enjoy the book! 🙂

    • Georgia, your story is priceless. You’re living proof that what starts out “awkward” to say the least can turn into something beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by, and for sharing on Twitter and Facebook!

  4. Faith Still says:

    I just liked you on FB. This book looks like a wonderful, meaningful, and touching story.

  5. Melissa
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    This sounds like a very inspiring book, I would love to read it!
    I follow you by email, Bloglovin and Pinterest.
    ( you have my email address ) =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      So glad you entered the giveaway, Melissa, – I know you would love this book!
      Best of luck to you. I shared it with your Google Plus Book Community as well! 🙂

  6. Maria says:

    Following via Linky as Misty Rios.
    i love books that take place in the past, especially regarding women’s issues

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Then you’ll love this book Maria – that’s part of what makes this story so special!
      Thanks for entering the giveaway. Best of luck to you! 🙂

  7. Emma says:

    Following you via email .When The Morning Glory Blooms sounds like a great book. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      You’re welcome, Emma – best of luck in the giveaway! 🙂

    • I’m looking forward to hearing back from the Create With Joy followers when they get the book in their hands!

      • Create With Joy
        Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

        Dear Cynthia,

        I really appreciate that you’ve taken so much time to interact with my readers; that speaks volumes about who you are! 🙂

        I just applied to be a part of your upcoming Ragged Hope book tour and I look forward to reading and sharing more of your books and your ministry at Create With Joy! 🙂

      • This has been a great honor for me. I’m looking forward to sharing the behind-the-scenes of my July release, too–Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices. Can’t wait to be back here soon!

      • Create With Joy
        Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

        Looking forward to hosting you! 🙂

  8. Rosey says:

    What an interesting storyline, I like it already. Thank you for sharing it and a little about the author!

  9. Beth C says:

    I like you on facebook.
    I have a friend who had an unplanned pregnancy and was a single Mom. I’d love more insight into the feelings of other women. (I also love the title!)

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Isn’t the title great? The cover is beautiful too! You’ll enjoy learning its significance as you read the story!
      Best of luck to you in the giveaway – what a beautiful reason for wanting to read this book! 🙂

      • Beth C, both you and your friend are the very women for whom the book was written! I hope it is a blessing and that it gives insights as well as entertaining with the story itself.

  10. Tallulah A. Scribbles
    Twitter: madhoydenish

    I am following you via Google +

    When The Morning Glory Bloom sounds pretty good. I like that it covers mutiple eras.

    I want to read this book because it fits a couple of tasks in a Goodreads reading challenge that I am working on. I am looking for book recommendations for this challenge in my Armchair BEA giveaway. Please stop by:


    Tallulah A. @ MAD Hoydenish



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