Sunday, April 1, 2012
Finding Our Way Home
In “Finding Our Way Home” by Charlene Ann Baumbich we meet Sasha Davis and Evelyn Burt. Sasha was a principal ballerina until she suffered a career ending injury. Sasha moves back to her hometown in Minnesota to recover and she hires nineteen year old Evelyn to be a live-in aide. Sasha and Evelyn are complete opposites. Sasha is battling with not only her injury and recovery but also with depression of losing her lifelong dream and the man she loves. Evelyn is a bubbly and outgoing girl who is newly engaged and is optimistic about the future. When it seems that Sasha’s life is getting back on track, Evelyn’s takes a turn for the worse. Evelyn’s parents to not like her fiancé and Evelyn herself is starting to have doubts. When he breaks off their engagement and leaves town, the roles of Sasha and Evelyn are reversed. Now Sasha takes care of Evelyn through her heartbreak. Will Sasha be reunited with the man she loves? Will Evelyn find her own way to a better future?
“Finding Our Way Home” is a great story about the ups and downs people have in their lives. While we are not all broken ballerinas or full of live young women, we can all relate to having our hearts broken or our dreams taken away. What we don’t realize at the time is that there is a greater plan and God knows what’s in store for our futures. We get so caught up in the here and now and blame God when something isn’t going our way that we don’t see the good in any situation or how he is going to use the situation to make us stronger. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from WaterBrook Press.