ABOUT THE BOOK: Emmalyn Ross has only a few months left to figure out if she and her husband, Max, can ever be a couple again. In prison for actions that ensured his wife could never be a mother, Max is now scheduled for release, and Emmalyn wonders how she can let him back into her life after all he’s put her through. During his five-year incarceration, Emmalyn moved to the beautiful, but remote Madeline Island in Lake Superior. With the help of a circle of misfit town residents, including the exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and Café, Emmalyn begins to restore her heart while refurbishing her very own island cottage. She learns what it means to love unconditionally and finds that her dream of a house and a home filled with God’s love might become a reality, but only if she and Max can find a way to rebuild their marriage…and win the fight of their lives in the process. As Waters Gone By, the highly anticipated fourth novel by award-winning author and speaker, Cynthia Ruchti, is sure to be the next book club favorite. MY THOUGHTS: Don't you just love when a book surprises you?? I sure do, and, As Waters Gone By definitely surprised me. The story was so much more than I had originally thought! I fell in love with the storyline as well as the quirky characters! I loved Emmalyn and her determined self!! Despite the fact that her husband is in jail and told her he wants a divorce, she fights hard to find herself and move forward in her life! Bougie is possibly my favorite! She listens, loves, and through her serving at the Wild Iris Inn, she helps so many to begin the healing process!! There are others that you will meet in this wonderful story and I believe you will love them like I do. As Waters Gone By is such an inspirational book and filled with such hope! The setting is PERFECT for a summer read too! This is hands down a MUST READ!! Thank you Litfuse for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!