Cynthia Ruchti is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. She is able to create a story unlike others on the market, they have depth and characters who seem like an old friend. A Fragile Hope is the story of one couple and how easily life comes between them and they let the importance of each other slip away. I enjoyed this story until the last few pages when it seemed like it was just trying to be over. The different characters who came into Josiah's life when he needed them provided the hope he was looking for and guidance he needed. I really enjoyed the snippets from Karin's mind when she was in the hospital. Very good book that embraces the importance of keeping your spouse first in marriage.