Waterbrook Press, Paperback, 9780307444721, 322pp.
Publication Date: September 21, 2010
With the big 5-0 fast approaching, Josie Brooks begins to question her structured, picture-perfect (mid)life.
Josie Brooks, at the age of 47, thought she was leading an enviable single life. A successful consultant, she calls her own shots, goes where the money is, and never needs to compromise. But her precisely managed world begins to falter during a Chicago contract when an economic downturn, a bleeding heart boss, and the loyalty and kindness between endangered employees ding her coat of armor.
Throw in hot flashes, a dose of loneliness, a peculiar longing for intimacy, an unquenchable thirst—not to mention a mysterious snowglobe with a serene landscape, complete with a flowing river and lush greenery that seems to be beckoning her in—and Josie’s buttoned-up life is on the verge of coming completely undone. Maybe her solitary existence isn’t as fulfilling as she has convinced herself to believe.
It will take a few new friends, a mystical encounter, and an unexpected journey to set Josie on her own path to “right-sizing” and making the life changes that really matter. Filled with laugh-out loud moments and a gentle dash of inspiration, Divine Appointments is another heartwarming charmer from a master storyteller.
“Sprinkled with wit and spiritual insights, Divine Appointments plots a delightful journey where a midlife crisis and the magic within a snowglobe lead toward self-discovery. Charlene Ann Baumbich has crafted a heartwarming story that reminds us of what really matters.”
—Beth Hoffman, best-selling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
“Charlene Ann Baumbich’s Divine Appointments is a book that intrigued me from the first page. A delightful, unique heroine and a story well told with twists and turns and layers peeled back. Insightful. Don’t miss it.”
—Lyn Cote, author of Her Abundant Joy
“Corporate America seems to run on appointments. Divine Appointments, a character-driven page-turner, keeps the reader guessing who next will get kicked out of the corporate loop to meet their ultimate appointment. Baumbich knows how to make things happen in her wry mixture of humor and surprise. Above all, the characters—and readers—discover that life is to celebrate via appointments with God.”
—Eric Wiggin, author of The Hills of God and The Gift of Grandparenting