Charlene Ann Baumbich has written a wonderful novel, Finding Our Way Home. The story concerns a prima ballerina who has taken a fall and is no longer able to dance and her live-in companion, a feisty young woman just out of high school. Sasha Davis is no longer able to pursue her career as a dancer and comes back to her hometown and lives in her deceased mother’s home. Since she is not able to be alone to care for herself, she hires a most capable young woman, Evelyn, who is a delight to have around. However, Sasha does not see it that way. Evelyn is a ray of sunshine to all who know her. She has her life planned, so she thinks. She is NOT going to college, but is going to marry a young man with whom she fancies herself in love. This book is about these two women coming to grips with their lives as each reluctantly helps the other to grow and mature. Their lives become intertwined as they live together in the old house and take care of daily business. Sasha has not wanted to contact her dancer husband, who loves her dearly, because of her injuries. She pities herself and her life. Enter Evelyn, whose boisterous exuberance continually irritates Sasha and her quiet life. In the end both women begin to see that they have helped each other to see what their lives should be. I thought this book was well written and provided quite a bit of food for thought for the reader.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Author’s Web Site: http://charleneannbaumbich.com/index.html
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