Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Stray Affections by Charlene Baumbich (AND GIVEAWAY)

***Leave a comment on this post before Tuesday September 15 at midnight to be entered to win a copy.***



Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (September 15, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0307444714

Introduction from the author:


Summary:
The last thing that Cassandra Higgins expects out of her Sunday is to be mesmerized at a collectors’ convention by a snowglobe. 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 snowglobe 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–flurrious, as Cassie deems it–moment happens with the remarkable snowglobe, 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.


My Review:

I loved this book. Read the summary above as it explains it wonderful. I read the Dearest Dorothy fiction series by this author and loved them too. Why? Because the characters and plot are well developed and interesting. They have quirks and there are several lol moments. One of the main themes of this book is forgiveness and second chances. I recommend this book and the other fiction series Dearest Dorothy.


About the Author:

Charlene Ann Baumbich is a popular author and speaker and an award-winning journalist. In addition to her Dearest Dorothy series of novels, she has written seven nonfiction books of humor and inspiration. A bungee-jumping, once motorcycle-owning grandma and unabashed dog lover, Charlene lives with her husband and rescued dog Kornflake in Glen Ellyn , Illinois . She loves telling stories, laughing whenever possible, and considers herself a Wild Child of God.

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3 comments:

Lady Araujo said...

Hey Brittanie,
I really enjoyed books which have themes like these. It's wonderful when we have a second chance. I'd love to read this book.
Please, enter me.

God's blessings
marthanadnny(at)hotmail(dot)com

Charlene Ann Baumbich said...

Brittanie,

I'm so grateful to your folks for getting you into the reading groove at an early age. YAY! And I am extremely grateful that your love of books collided with Stray Affections, the first in my Snowglobe Connections series. (I'm finishing #2 now; it releases fall next year.) Please accept my sincere thank you for your thoughtful words.

Peace and grins,
Charlene Ann Baumbich

Carolynn W. said...

Sounds great! Please enter me, thanks!
carolynnwald[at]hotmail[dot]com