Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Review: Finding Our Way Home by Charlene Ann Baumbich

Title: Finding Our Way Home
Author: Charlene Ann Baumbich
Category: Christian Fiction
Pub. Date: 03/13/2012
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing
Format: E-Book
Pages: 336
ISBN#: 0307444732

When the road home becomes daunting—sometimes a very capable girl on a bicycle can help find the way.

“Charming, surprising, familiar, and just downright wonderful.”
—Allie Pleiter, author of Yukon Wedding and Bluegrass Blessings

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.

Enter the ├╝bercapable 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 opportunity.

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 Review: 
Have you ever had something happen that just totally blew your whole life into a tale spin? While ballerina Sasha Davis has just that, she leaves and goes back to the home from her childhood. And even though she would rather be left alone, due to the injures she is not able to do so.

I fell in love with Sasha's new employee. Evelyn Burt is so out there. And even though they are near the same age, they are so different. 

Author Charlene Ann Baumbich is an amazing writer. I soon found myself thinking of the what if's. And that is the type of book I love. This was my first book that I have read of hers, and I was not let down. Her other books will now be on my TBR (to be read) list.

As you know by my reviews lately that I have been reading a lot of paranormal, as well as some of the other genre have been very fast pace. So sitting down with Finding Our Way Home was a great way of just settling back and as it says, go back to familiar things. 

Well you know that I am not one for going into the books that I review. And I am not going to start with this one. It is a great read. Go check out Author Charlene Ann Baumbich and Finding Our Way Home along with all her other books. 

So due to the above I am giving this book a Breath of Life Rating of:

Five Clock Rating!!!
Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for my review. The opinions are mine. And your opinion may differ. 

About Charlene Ann Baumbich

284388 Author, Speaker, Humorist. Sixteen books under her belt (including the Dearest Dorothy series and the Snowglobe Connections series), Charlene is still going strong, finding writing more enjoyable than ever. Visit her website at for more information."
What she is most excited about for 2012 is the release of FINDING OUR WAY HOME. She says she learned more from her characters in this book than any other she's written. "It's awesome when my characters bless me." Like Evelyn is fond of saying, "Grace, Amen."

Make sure you check out this great book, the link is below, just click it!!!


Charlene Ann Baumbich said...

Thank you SO MUCH for your enthusiastic review, for taking the time to give one of my books a try. I appreciate your what-if focus too. And I know what you mean: while I was writing, I kept thinking, I'm so glad this isn't ME!

As we all know, life can change in a nanosecond. The question then becomes: how do we handle it, eh?

Again, thanks for your time and encouragement.

Peace and grins,

Rev. Kim Justice said...

You are so Welcome Charlene Ann Baumbich. I did so enjoy reading your book. Thank you for leaving a comment here. And will look for more of your books.

Kim J

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