Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stray Affections Written By: Charlene Ann Baumbich

The last thing that Cassandra Higgins expects out of her Sunday is to be mesmerized at a collectors’ convention by a snow globe. She’s enjoying some shopping time, with husband Ken at home tending their brood of four young boys, when she’s utterly charmed by the one-of-a kind globe containing figures of three dogs and a little girl with hair the color of her own. She can’t resist taking the unique globe home– even if means wrestling another shopper for it!
The beautiful snow globe sparks long-dormant memories for Cassie, of her beloved Grandpa Wonky, the stray she rescued as a child, and the painful roots of her combative relationship with her mother, “Bad Betty” Kamrowski. Life in Wanonishaw , Minnesota is never dull, though, and Cassie keeps the recollections at bay, busy balancing her boys, her home daycare operation, and being a good friend to best pal Margret. But after a strange–furious, as Cassie deems it–moment happens with the remarkable snow globe, Cassie and the people she loves are swirled into a tumultuous, yet grace-filled, and life-changing journey.
With the quirky, close-knit Midwestern small-town feel that made Charlene Ann Baumbich’s acclaimed Dearest Dorothy novels so popular, Stray Affections invites you to experience the laughter and the healing of second chances.

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I enjoyed reading this book. I especially enjoyed the great imagery that Baumbich uses in her writing. The way she explains things, or tells her story, you can paint the perfect picture in your minds eye. This story made me feel like I was right there with her through it all.


If anybody is interested in reading this story, post a comment. It just so happens I have an extra book to give away! I will choose a winner on September 11, 2009.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

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