winsome story

Cindy Gallegos

4.5 Stars

July 14, 2012

Finding Our Way Home is a winsome story that stirs the heart and breaks the cobwebs of complacency. You’re left in the end with hope. Evelyn’s voice crackles with youth and optimism. Her stubbornness gets her in trouble, but in the end it is the blessing of Evelyn’s outspokenness and hope which turns Sasha’s life around.

Sasha begins as an angry, self-absorbed woman who can’t stop feeling sorry for herself. It wasn’t just the fall that took away her ability to dance, but the secrets she feels would have made her estranged husband unforgiving. Instead of allowing Donald Major to be the helpmate she needed during her time of therapy and in learning to walk again, Sasha hides in her mother’s old house

Who was Jordan? Why did he seem so cavalier and shallow when Evelyn needed direction? The strained relationship with Evelyn and her dad over Jordan is a familiar story. I’m sure every woman and teen could resonate with it, but you’re never sure if Jordan is a bad fiancé. He’s not obviously bad. At times, he is likable and responsible. His home life is a mystery to Evelyn.

As you get deeper into the novel, it is Sasha and Evelyn who become fast friends, helping each other through the difficulties to come.

Disclaimer- I was provided an advanced copy of Finding Our Way Home from WaterBrook Multnomah via their Blogging for Books program in return for my review. All thoughts stated here are 100% my own.