As Waters Gone By by Cynthia Ruchti
Release Date - May 2015
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
Living on a remote island on Lake Michigan seems to be exactly what Emmalyn Ross needs. Her husband's in jail, her dreams of becoming a mother are in tatters, and all she wants is to start anew in a place that no one knows her. She sells their home and turns her focus to restoring a waterfront hunting cottage.
It's on the island that Emmalyn begins to realize what she really wants. With the guidance of the quirky owner of Wild Inn and Cafe, Emmalyn's new life begins to take shape. And it's about to lead her down paths she never imagined.
First, this novel has Christian tones, which I wasn't aware of until I was into the book. I liked the characters, but I was baffled as to why Emmalyn's dreams of becoming a mother were over just because of what her husband did to wind up in jail. That's a key theme in the book and one I could never quite wrap my head around. Despite that niggle, I still found myself glued to the story.
I think a good portion of my enjoyment in this story comes from the setting and the inn's owner, Boozie, was probably my favorite character. I wouldn't mind seeing Boozie get her own story in the future.