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Publisher's Summary

While her humanitarian husband Liam has been digging wells in Africa, Mara Jacobs has been struggling. She knows she's supposed to feel a warm glow that her husband is nine time zones away, caring for widows and orphans. But the reality is that she is exhausted, working a demanding yet unrewarding job, trying to manage their three detention-prone kids, failing at her to-repair list, and fading like a garment left too long in the sun. 

Then Liam's three-year absence turns into something more, changing everything and plunging her into a sunless grief. As Mara struggles to find her footing, she discovers that even when hope is tenuous, faith is fragile, and the future is unknown, we can be sure we are not forgotten...or unloved. 

With emotionally evocative prose that tackles tough topics with tenderness and hope, award-winning author Cynthia Ruchti invites you on a journey of the heart you won't soon forget.

©2021 Cynthia Ruchti (P)2021 Recorded Books

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loved it. just wished you'd finishedit out about the rest of the crew in book. Ashley,Dillon, etc..

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Struggled to read then when it gets interesting ends. Somehow unfinished and left you needing more.

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What a beautiful testimony to friendship amid heart-wrenching grief. The narrator gave perfect inflections and the story and message sucked me in nearly immediately. I will read/listen to everything available from this author.

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I heard a podcaster say this book wrecked her in the best way. I bought it, intrigued. She was right. Cynthia Ruchti has a gift for bringing flawed characters through hardship in a humorous, tender way. At the end, the characters are themselves, but better. The narrator was spot on with her characterizations. This story is hilarious and sad and tender. It ended way before I was ready for it to. If ever I longed for a sequel, it’s now, with this book. It goes on my Favorites shelf. A must read.