Monday, April 30, 2012

Book Review "Finding Our Way Home" by Charlene Ann Baumbich

Sasha and Evelyn are two very unlikely friends. 
After Sasha’s accident she loses everything. Her career as a ballerina was finished and instead of seeing others pity she shuts out everyone important in her life. She escapes to a small town and lives in the house where her mother had lived.
Evelyn is young, vibrant, boisterous, and madly in love for the first time. After high school Evelyn decides to get a job instead of going to college. She is engaged to the cutest guy in town and of course her parents are against the marriage because she is to young.  Evelyn promises she will put off the marriage for two years while she works and makes money. When a job to work for Sasha opens up and it includes room and board Evelyn jumps on the opportunity to get out of her parents house. Evelyn’s positive outlook on everything gets on Sasha’s nerves while she wallows in depression. Sasha struggles with her physical therapy and the biggest question of all, why me? Evelyn struggles with breaking free and being her own person but still respecting her parent’s knowledge and advice.
This story is touching as it shows that sometimes people come into our lives to help us in ways we couldn’t do for ourselves. The characters were well defined and true to their traits. At first they were flawed but slowly with understanding and love they strengthened and walked away better people. I was a little sad at Evelyn’s ending and wish the story could go on but maybe the author will in another book. Sasha’s triumphs over her disabilities, mentally and physically were inspiring and real.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

1 comment:

Diane said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. Have a super week! :O)