Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Song of SilenceAbout the Book

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 Review

Lucy Tuttle was happy with her life. She was living her dream and passion by continuing the music program her father started. Her passion was teaching music to students in grades K-8 at a private school.

Charlie Tuttle was finally living his dream, retirement. Charlie loved being home and spending time with his wife, Lucy. He dreamed of the day Lucy retired too so they could do more things they enjoyed together.

One day both their dreams crashed at their feet. Lucy’s school has a reduction in force, and her job is eliminated. Charlie just wants to spend the extra time with Lucy, but she craves music and a career.  Their kids started moving back home, and the quiet, idyllic life is shattered.

Cynthia Ruchti has written a book, Song of Silence, that will resonate with many people on many levels: the wives whose husbands are home ALL. THE. TIME. After retirement, the educator watching art’s programs being dismantled from schools, the person struggling to find (or keep) a job in today’s economy, the empty nesters whose kids are returning home and anyone living the day to day existence, wondering what happened to their dreams.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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