I stumbled on Cynthia's books because of a recommendation of a fellow reader. She suggested When the Morning Glory Blooms and I was hooked. Since then I have read her other two and looked forward to reading Cynthia's newest release, As Waters Go By.
Emmalyn feels alone, even though she is married. Her and her husband are separated by prison walls. He is sentenced to 5 years in prison. Emmalyn sentences herself to self-imposed exile on Madeline Island an island in Lake Superior.
Emmalyn is rehabbing an old hunting cottage, believing fixing the cottage will help her fix her life. But a home needs more than walls and a roof, it needs love and a family. Which she needs to if her and her husband can ever be that family again.
Cynthia has a way of tackling a heavy topic, ones that most of us will never experience, and makes it seems like we are given tools to help those that are dealing with it. Most of us will never experience a spouse sent to prison and yet with Cynthia's writing you are given an idea of what a wife experiences when there is that break in her marriage vows.
She has us wrestling with issues like, 'do you stay married? What kind of support do you give? How do you forgive someone that has committed a crime, not against you, but it does effect you? All interesting thoughts and ones I don't think I have ever thought about. Thank you Cynthia for making up stretch while enjoying your books.