all my belongings


all my belongings

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

“Intricate. Astounding. Suspense woven together with lyrical prose. Characters you hate, others you bleed for. Masterful storyteller, Cynthia Ruchti, has done it again!"
— Lauraine Snelling, creator of the favorite Red River of the North historical series

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About the Book

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?

A 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 and handsome 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 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.

Behind the Scenes of All My Belongings


Christian Authors Network Golden Scroll Award Novel of the Year 2014
CLASSeminars Writers’ Conference Award of Excellence for Fiction 2014


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Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Year: May 2014
ASIN: 1426749724
ISBN: 9781426749728
“I was blown away by the beautiful style of Cynthia Ruchti’s novel, All My Belongings. Her story was warm, tear-jerking, and beautiful with healing.”
– Hannah Alexander, author of Hallowed Halls
“Cynthia Ruchti creates a story of faith, forgiveness, and families who are sometimes called to reinvent themselves to survive. You will not get through this book without some fraying of your heart…but it will be tenderly mended by the final page.”
– Becky Melby, author of the Lost Sanctuary series
“Loved it. Loved. It. Wonderful characters. Creative story line. Get yourself comfortable because it’s a read-at-one-sitting book. Highly recommended."
– Gayle Roper, Lost and Found; An Unlikely Match
“Cynthia Ruchti has penned another compelling story with a hero and heroine who are both trapped by their pasts and complications in the present that could destroy futures. This is a story that leads you through the pages to a place where light and forgiveness stream. A beautiful story for people who love rich layers of truth mixed into their novels.”
– Cara Putman, award-winning author of Shadowed by Grace
“Ruchti’s characters in All My Belongings face real problems that have no easy solutions. They struggle with trust, they wrestle with forgiveness. This story captured my attention and held it to the end when the main character at last discovers where she truly belongs.”
– Emily Parke Chase, author of Standing Tall After Falling Short
“I loved the plot of this book. The main character is a woman we all could identify with her and yet her courage and faith are inspirations. Of course, everyone loves a romance and the way the author brings it about is done with such taste and thoughtfulness. I was on the edge of my seat as one thing after another happens but the ending of the story as well as how God is there for us will warm your heart.”
– Lane P. Jordan, best-selling author of 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman
“I just finished ALL MY BELONGINGS. I couldn’t put it down – I was enraptured and caught up in the words, in the feelings. Loved the romance and the mystery and the beauty of God’s grace and love that over-arched the story. I needed what I was feeling then (when I cared for my mom in her final days) put into words and Cynthia did it so beautifully.”
– Deb Ogle Haggerty, life coach, women’s ministries director, author
I am a dedicated fan of Cynthia Ruchti’s exquisite writing, and All My Belongings is just one more well-told story to add to my collection of her stunning novels. There are a lot of good writers on the planet today, but few great ones. Ruchti qualifies as one of the latter. As she skillfully pens a tale of a young woman fighting to overcome her father’s legacy, Ruchti keeps readers on the edge of their seats even as we are challenged to consider our own faith and courage in the face of overwhelming odds.
– Kathi Macias, author of more than 40 books, including The Singing Quilt
“I could relate to so many things in the story. I felt as if I were there myself. This story really hit home to me in so many ways. Throughout the book thoughts would take me to my own family experiences and those at my job (as a hospice caregiver). I will highly recommend this book to everyone”
– Cindy Hardrath, caregiver at a hospice residence facility
“Intricate. Astounding. Suspense woven together with lyrical prose. Characters you hate, others you bleed for. Masterful storyteller, Cynthia Ruchti, has done it again with All My Belongings. A Keeper!”
– Lauraine Snelling, creator of the favorite Red River of the North historical series and Wake the Dawn, a contemporary set in Northwestern MN
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