Book Title:Divine Appointments
Author: Charlene Ann Baumbich
Release Date:September 21st, 2010
Page Count:336 Pages
Category:Fiction/ContemporaryDescription:With the big 5-0 fast approaching, Josie Brooks begins to question her structured, picture-perfect (mid)life.
Summary of book: Josie Brooks, at the age of 47, thought she was leading an enviable single life. A successful consultant, she calls her own shots, goes where the money is, and never needs to compromise. But her precisely managed world begins to falter during a Chicago contract when an economic downturn, a bleeding heart boss, and the loyalty and kindness between endangered employees ding her coat of armor. Throw in hot flashes, a dose of loneliness, a peculiar longing for intimacy, an unquenchable thirst—not to mention a mysterious snowglobe with a serene landscape, complete with a flowing river and lush greenery that seems to be beckoning her in—and Josie’s buttoned-up life is on the verge of coming completely undone. Maybe her solitary existence isn’t as fulfilling as she has convinced herself to believe. It will take a few new friends, a mystical encounter, and an unexpected journey to set Josie on her own path to “right-sizing” and making the life changes that really matter. Filled with laugh-out loud moments and a gentle dash of inspiration, this book is everything and then some.
My Thoughts: This is an enjoyable, yet different read. Josie Brooks is easy to dislike, even though you realize she is simply doing her job. All of the characters in the book are very lifelike and could easily be someone you work with, live with, have known all your life. Coming from a town where a mill was closed down and many lost their jobs it really touched a nerve with me. The snowglobe is intriguing and you just can't put the book down....until you know the who, the what, the when, and the where. This is the kind of book you need with you on a rainy or snowy day when you can devote yourself to the art of reading.
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