Finding Our Way Home

Hayley Kolb

4.5 Stars

August 6, 2012

Finding Our Way Home by Charlene Ann Baumbich

About The Book: When the road home becomes daunting - sometimes a very capable girl on a bicycle can help find the way. 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 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 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 Thoughts: What a great book! I could not put this book down! I laughed and cried through the whole story! Right from the start, it had me hooked. Perhaps I am a little more sensitive to heartache, since I understand it quite well, but I really related to Sasha in this story! And of course, you know me, I love that this book is set in Minnesota! wink

About The Author: Charlene Ann Baumbich is the author of the Dearest Dorothy series, Stray Affections, and Divine Appointments, as well as several nonfiction books of humor and inspiration. She is also a popular speaker, an award-winning journalist, and lives with her husband in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

You can buy this book at Finding Our Way Home on WaterBrook Multnomah.