Finding Our Way Home
Finding Our Way Home
Waterbrook Press, Paperback, 9780307444738, 321pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 2012
" Charming, surprising, familiar, and just downright wonderful. "
Allie Pleiter, author of "Yukon Wedding "and "Bluegrass Blessings"
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 "uber"capable 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.
Praise for Finding Our Way Home
“Fans of Jan Karon will adore Charlene Baumbich’s warmth, wisdom, and inspiration.”
—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times best-selling author of Call Me Irresistible
“An endearing read of gifts…unlikely friendships, perseverance of will, enduring love, and without pause, the ever present gift of grace…all discovered amidst life’s most untimely hardships.”
—Tresa Mott, The Next Chapter Book & Gift Boutique and Tresa Mott’s School of Dance
“Descriptive passages of this story immerse one in a tender tale of hope and love. This touching story is a reminder to all of us that even the dark moments of our lives can be transformed through our own power and through true friendship.”
—Kenneth von Heidecke, world-renowned choreographer
“The book is an enthralling read that made me both laugh and cry. I literally couldn’t put it down. I suspect you will feel the same way.”
—Midwest Book Review Bookwatch, reviewer Alma Bond
“A heartwarming story of how life’s dance should always be done with partners—even when those partners are surprising ones. Charlene’s true-to-life characters find their way into your heart and stay there for a long time after the final chapter is done. You know them, love them, root for their happiness, and smile for hours when it comes. Charming, surprising, familiar, and just downright wonderful.”
—Allie Pleiter, author of Yukon Wedding and Bluegrass Blessings
“Charlene Baumbich does it again. She’s written an unusual, charming, and touching story. Two unusual heroines—an awkward teenager and a wounded ballerina—find the true meaning of loving and being loved. I devoured this book. Loved every unique word!”
—Lyn Cote, author of La Belle Christiane