How can a marriage survive when separated by hundreds of miles and impenetrable prison walls?
Emmalyn and Max Ross may have to endure the fight of their lives to mend the tattered fabric of their marriage. His actions ensured she could never be a mother and put him in prison, giving their relationship a court-mandated five-year time-out. On a self-imposed exile to beautiful but remote Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, Emmalyn has just a few months left to figure out if and how they can ever be a couple again.
Nudged along by the exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and Café, a circle of misfit people in their small town, and a young girl who desperately needs someone to love her, Emmalyn restores an island cottage that could become a home and begins to restore her heart by learning what it means to love unconditionally. Yet even as hope begins to find a place within the cottage walls, Emmalyn still wonders if she's ready for Max's release. She may be able to rebuild a cottage, but can she rebuild a marriage?
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A great and quirky book! :) This is my first book from Cynthia and I am REALLY enjoying it! When I first read the book description I wasn't sure whether or not I would truly like the story, but it intrigued me enough to give it a shot and I am SO glad I did! Filled with amazing and highly entertaining characters Cynthia expresses small town/island life very well! I absolutely LOVE her characters especially the Inn owner! This eccentric extraordinaire with a heart for Jesus and soul full of wisdom is amazing! And while I am enjoying and loving other characters she is my favorite of them all by far! :) With an interesting concept and entertaining scenes, along with some awesome messages, I have found As Waters Gone By to be an absolutely, wonderfully, quirky read! Questions emerge as the story unfolds, such as: Will Emmalyn be able to restore the little cottage and make it a place of love and safety, will her marriage come through or will the rocks of life just be too much for her to bear, and will she learn to come to The One who knows and heals all wounds? TO BE CONTINUED! Click Here for Part 2!
Songs: "He Knows" by Jeremy Camp, "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx, "Hurricane" by Natalie Grant, "Something Beautiful" by Steven Curtis Chapman, and "Glory" by Phil Wickham
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
Job 11:16, Romans 5, Jeremiah 29:11
*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it. This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about As Waters Gone By. ~ASC