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WHEN THE MORNING GLORY BLOOMS
by Cynthia Ruchti

Genre: Inspirational, Mainstream

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Ruchti’s gorgeous novel follows three women in different eras, all dealing with pregnancy out of wedlock. The interrelated stories show that time may change some perceptions, but love and faith are needed to reach out to a hurting world. The writing is evocative and laced with heart.

Becky, Ivy and Anna are three women tied together by a similar thread. Becky’s daughter Lauren is the teen mother of a baby, and the balance is difficult for their family. Ivy, whose fiancé is fighting in the Korean war, is pregnant with a baby that he doesn’t know exists. She lives with her father and works in a nursing home. There, she meets Anna, an elderly woman with some fanciful but meaningful stories she shares with Ivy. As each woman experiences trials and tribulations, their love for those around them resonates. (ABINGDON, Apr., 352 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed By: Melissa Parcel

Publisher: ABINGDON

Published: April 2013

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