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Friday, January 6, 2012

"Finding Our Way Home" by Charlene Ann Baumbich

Sasha Davis fell - and now her career as a principal ballerina, her lifelong dream - has been cut short.  Back in her childhood home to recover, Sasha must come to terms with this change in her life's plan.  Her live-in assistant, the young and vibrant Evelyn Burt, takes the brunt of Sasha's pain as she blooms with first and forbidden love.  Can both women come to terms with a reality that doesn't match her dreams and find God's grace in the middle of their trials?

This book reads like Sasha's favorite beverage:  a hot cup of tea, slowly steeped, warming your insides and calming your nerves.  At no point will the plot spike your blood pressure or make your toes dance, but the fluidity of the character development and the slow reveal of information will keep you reading.

Sasha and Evelyn complement each other well.  The women exhibit a near Naomi-and-Ruth relationship, stumbling at times, but each caring deeply for and investing in the other.  By the time I finished this book I felt as if I had done a study in personality types, as each character was detailed and in so many different ways.

If fast rides and action-packed adventure is your style, then this is not the book for you; however, if you've ever been hurt, needed to forgive, felt a dream die, or just felt the sweet gift of God's grace in the middle of a trial, then curl up in a rocker and enjoy Sasha's journey.

You can read an excerpt of Finding Our Way Home here.

I received a free copy of Finding Our Way Home from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for a free review.


  1. Wowie! Did you make MY day! Thank you so much for your kind words, and this terrific overview of my novel. With your last paragraph, you made clear that my prayers for the readers of this story were answered.

    Bless you. BLESS you!

    There is a lovely spirit about your blog. Terrific design, too. I'm honored Sasha and Evelyn could share your space. xo

    1. Thank you! I'm honored to have you stop by. I thoroughly enjoyed "Finding Our Way Home" and can't wait to read more of your work!