Friday, June 6, 2014

All My Belongings | Enter to win a $200 Visa Card from @CynthiaRuchti & RSVP for 6/11 LIVE Webcast Event

Cynthia Ruchti asks what it takes to overcome your past and become who you were meant to be in her latest novel, All My Belongings. Cynthia has woven a heart-wrenching tale of forgiveness, grace, and learning what it means to truly belong.

Cynthia is celebrating the release of her latest novel with a fun giveaway and a live webcast event!

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One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa cash card
  • All My Belongings by Cynthia Ruchti
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 11th. Winner will be announced at the All My Belongings LIVE webcast event on June 11th. Connect with Cynthia for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Cynthia will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of All My Belongings and join Cynthia and friends on the evening of June 11th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!



Cynthia Ruchti to give readers a behind
the scenes look at All My Belongings
Author will host live webcast on June 11 to discuss her latest release

Best-selling author Cynthia Ruchti will be hosting a webcast on June 11 at 8:00 PM EDT, where she will be introducing readers to All My Belongings (Abingdon Press/May 6, 2014/ISBN: 978-1426749728/$14.99). In her latest release, Ruchti tells the story of a young woman who feels out of place within her own family and must learn to live in the shadow of guilt and shame that haunts her as a result of her father’s crimes. A new life and a new identity can’t free her from a past that refuses to go away.

A central theme of All My Belongings, which will carry over to the webcast, is the role of care-giving. Ruchti’s main character, Becca, has the heart of a caregiver although she grew up in an emotionally detached family where she never received the love and affection she craved. However, Becca can’t help but care, even about those who have hurt her most.

Caregiving of some kind—for a sick child, an injured spouse, an aging parent—is a role almost everyone will face, and it presents heartwrenching and energy-draining challenges no matter who healthy the relationships. “Writing Becca’s story, watching her tender caregiving, changed me as a writer, a wife, a mother, a daughter,” says Ruchti.  “I saw a clearer picture of the difference between ‘taking care of’ and ‘caregiving’ in its most beautiful form.”


During the live online event, Ruchti will discuss All My Belongings and preview her upcoming releases. Throughout the hour, readers will have an opportunity to chat with other readers and submit questions for the author to answer during the webcast. Discussion participants can qualify to win one of several prizes, including copies of Ruchti’s books and gift cards. At the end of the webcast, one of the participants will be awarded a grand prize of a $200 VISA cash card. The grand prize giveaway is in conjunction with the All My Belongings blog tour coordinated by Litfuse Publicity Group.

“As a reader, I've appreciated webcasts with my favorite or new-to-me authors,” muses Ruchti. “What a great way to interact with and to get a peek behind-the-scenes of the books that capture my heart. I'm looking forward to serving the author's role in the upcoming webcast, talking about All My Belongings, writing in general, and what resonates most deeply with readers.”

The webcast will be hosted on Ruchti’s Facebook page, as well as the Litfuse Publicity Group website for readers without a Facebook account. Leading up to the webcast, readers can RSVP for the event and sign up to receive an email reminder. From May 22 – June 10, fans can also enter the contest for the Grand Prize VISA cash card via the author’s Facebook page or the blog tour landing page

“We’re thrilled with Cynthia’s new release because the story resonated with the entire Abingdon Fiction team in some way,” explains Cat Hoort, marketing and publicity manager for Abingdon Fiction.  “Our hope is that the webcast communicates the hope-that-glows-in-the-dark message found in all of Cynthia’s books. If it does that, we know readers will fall in love with her, just like we did.”  

In addition to a starred review from Publishers Weekly, All My Belongings is already receiving great reviews from readers since its May 6 release. The book is also a finalist for The Christian Author's Network (CAN) Fiction Book of the Year.

Readers can keep up with Ruchti and learn more about her books at www.cynthiaruchti.com. She is also active on Facebook (cynthiaruchtireaderpage) and Twitter (@cynthiaruchti). 



About All My Belongings:

A new identity can’t protect Becca from a past that refuses to go away.

Where do you turn when changing your name doesn’t give you the anonymity you want? When running hundreds of miles away isn’t far enough? When your search for a place to belong lands you right back where you began?

One phone call destroys all hope Becca Morrow has for a life beyond the shame of her past. Further discredited by the death of her elderly, ailing patient — the mother of the influential businessman, Isaac Hughes — Becca’s new life is shattered and her longing for love slips away. Working to clear her name, Becca must learn to see the beauty in the ugliness of dying, to accept the precious tenderness in forgiveness, and — at last — discover that where she belongs isn’t as much about her family history as it is about her faith in the One to whom she’ll always belong.



About Cynthia Ruchti:

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories of Hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through her novels and novellas, nonfiction projects, speaking events and a history of 33 years of on-air storytelling through The Heartbeat of the Home radio broadcast.

Her books have been recognized by Retailers’ Choice, RT Reviewers’ Choice, Family Fiction Readers’ Choice, ACFW’s Carol Award nomination and other honors. All My Belongings is her eighth release (including three non-fiction books). Ruchti has also written articles for numerous magazines and industry publications and currently serves as Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers.

Ruchti lives in Wisconsin where she spends her days diving into words, worship and wonder. It is her delight to serve on her church’s worship team and creative arts team. One of her greatest joys is helping other writers grow in their craft. Cynthia and her husband have been married for 40-plus years and have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Learn more about Cynthia Ruchti and her books at www.cynthiaruchti.com. Readers can also become a fan on Facebook (cynthiaruchtireaderpage) or follow her on Twitter (@cynthiaruchti).  

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