About the Book: “Charming, surprising, familiar, and just downright wonderful.”—Allie
Pleiter, author of Yukon Wedding and Bluegrass
When principal ballerina Sasha Davis suffers a
career-ending injury at age thirty-eight, she leaves her Boston-based dance
company and retreats to the home of her youth in Minnesota. But Sasha’s injuries
limit her as much as her mother’s recent death haunts her. Concluding she can’t
recover alone, Sasha reluctantly hires a temporary live-in aide.
the übercapable Evelyn Burt. As large-boned as Sasha is delicate, Evelyn
is her employer’s opposite in every way. Small town to Sasha’s urban chic,
outgoing to Sasha’s iciness, and undaunted where Sasha is hopeless,
nineteen-year-old Evelyn is newly engaged and sees the world as one big, shiny
Evelyn soon discovers Sasha needs to heal more than bones.
Slowly, as the wounds begin to mend and the tables tilt, the two women form an
unlikely alliance and discover the astounding power of even the smallest act
done in the name of love. Finding Our Way Home is a story of second
chances and lavish grace.
My Thoughts On the Book: I have read other books by charlene Ann Baumbich and found her entertaining and humorous. This story was rather slow in the beginning, the characters didn't quite fully
develop and were rather detached from each other. As the story continued there were sweet moments, but overall it lacked
depth. Jorden and Evelyn and their premarital passion, marital intimacy, and family abuse was a topic that
seemed very out of place and not developed at all in this story. The parental relationship between Evelyn and her parents was very vague. The Christian message was weak
and the few references to the words "faith" and "grace"were completely undeveloped
and awkward in this story. The
front cover compares the story to those written by Jan Karon and I that was not a true statement. The ending had a sweet ending but all in all I just would not recommend this book at all.
Disclaimer: I was given this book to review by Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books Program. I was not paid for my opinion or my review, they are mine.
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.