- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Most Helpful Favorable Review
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Even in times when we think we can't, such as career ending inju
It's not just her injuries that limit her though, the death of her mother haunts her...
It's not just her injuries that limit her though, the death of her mother haunts her.
When Sasha realizes that she needs help, she hires a 19 year old named Evelyn, as opposite from her as one could get. Evelyn sees life as a great opportunity, while Sasha continues to dwell on the could have beens.
In order for Sasha to heal, the two form an unlikely bond that is sweet and really made me think of some of my own friendships and why and how they have formed.
This is a great book and one I would recommend to anyone who was at a loss for faith, at a crossroads in life and needed that little extra pick me up to help them get through the situation.
I will definitely be looking for more of this authors work.
I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. This review is my own opinion and was not biased in any way..
posted by Fireflychayser on August 2, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Most Helpful Critical Review
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
After my life settled down a tad, I decided to give it a go and
When I first started reading this book, I couldn’t figure out if I liked the book or not. I just couldn’t put my finger on what was with this book. Was it the characters? Was it how the story was portrayed? Nope.. None of that.. Then I realized this was a Snow Globe Novel. The author Charlene Ann Baumbich is famous for writing these books about snow globes and how they are a metaphor for the lead character’s life and blah blah blah! Honestly, I wanted to like this book until I realized it was a snow globe novel. I think this book would have done just fine if the snow globe storyline had just been left out!
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not require to post a positive review. These opinions are mine and mine alone.
posted by gnimelf on August 1, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 27, 2012
Sasha Davis is a former principal ballerina in a major dance com
Sasha Davis is a former principal ballerina in a major dance company recovering from a devastating injury that has ended her career and upended her life. As she struggles to heal, both physically and emotionally, she hires gregarious, optimistic, 19-year-old Evelyn as a live-in caretaker. The two clash initially, but they soon discover they have much to learn from each other.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Overall, this was a feel-good novel about overcoming high obstacles and learning to trust the people God has placed in your path. Although each turn of the plot was not terribly surprising, I found the book to be an overall fun, somewhat touching, happy-go-lucky summer read.
Note: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers, but all opinions are honest and my own.
Posted April 2, 2012
Finding Our Way Home
Finding Our Way Home is a story of two women and their unlikely friendship. Sasha Davis a 38 year old principal ballerina suffers a career ending injury and returns to her childhood home in Minnesota to heal. Her physical and emotional injuries have taken a huge toll on her and she requires the help of a temporary live in aide. Evelyn Burt is the opposite of her employer. She is outgoing, happy, capable, and determined to conquer whatever life throws at her. Sasha and Evelyn's friendship begins to grow as Evelyn helps Sasha begin to heal. Evelyn soon finds out that she needs a friend in Sasha too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I liked the story of an unlikely friendship growing between two women with completely different backgrounds and goals in their lives. I thought it was very sweet that they found that they weren't all that different after all and had a lot of common ground. The story as a whole disappointed me. Using the word "grace" a few times throughout a story does not in my eyes make it a "Christian Fiction." In fact there was more superstition and idol (snow globe) worship in this book than there was an out pouring of grace and faith. That was an area that could have and should have been better developed and resolved in a more satisfactory way. Also, Evelyn's whole story was not given enough of a completed ending. Throughout the whole book her story builds to an incident that we never find out the resolution to. The answer of, "some things are just not ours to know," was simply not good enough to me and I thin it really short changes the reader.
I received a complimentary copy of Finding Our Way Home for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.
Posted March 21, 2012
This book is about an injured ballet dancer, who is facing the f
This book is about an injured ballet dancer, who is facing the fact that she will never dance professionally again, and a young, extremely optimistic woman with a fiancé and a world of possibilities before her. They begin as employee and employer, one of them caring for the other, but eventually, they begin to understand and care for each other as people, with life-changing results.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I was drawn to this book initially because I am also a former ballet dancer who left ballet because my body asked me nicely. I still miss many things about dancing in that way: the way my feet responded to the music, the costumes, the euphoria after a successful audition, the look of pride in the eyes of one of my teachers. Like many young girls, I also dreamed about being a prima ballerina and getting paid to do what I loved. All this made Sasha (the dancer) a relatable character. I enjoyed a foray into the world of dance again, thinking about ballets I’ve seen and solos I’ve learned and danced, that was a lovely part of this book.
I found myself a bit frustrated with the character of the younger woman, however. She is stubborn (a trait I certainly relate to) and has spunk, but I also found her to be completely lacking in street-sense. She seemed to put herself into positions which showed her to be a little too trusting for my tastes. She does do some growing (both characters are dynamic) and that helped with my feeling toward her.
This book reminded me of something I think we could all stand to remember: there is nothing too big or too insurmountable for God, His grace covers all. For that, I am thankful for this book, it provided a lovely, light and sunny diversion for an afternoon.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Posted March 19, 2012
A Good Read
Finding Our Way Home by Charlene Ann Baumbich is what the back cover says, it’s about second chances. I enjoyed this book and will be reading more of this author. She did a great job pulling you into the story. You meet a prima ballerina Sasha Davis. I should say she was a former prima. This story takes you through Sasha’s emotional battles of life after ballet. Charlene Ann Baumbich writes a beautifully and human story and makes Sasha so human that you can identify with her. Sasha is forced to move home and deal with her new life. In this new life she is not always so graceful and this is the reason I love her. The book is not only about her it is also about Evelyn Burt. At 19 Evelyn takes a job helping Sasha and the two could not be any more different. I was touched by how bubbly Evelyn was and how it seems that God always puts that bubbly person in your life when you need it the most. I was even more touched by the grief Sasha went through, loss is so very hard. It does not what matter what your age. The story line was very good and you see the second change we give each other on daily basis. This book is good even for those who normally do not read Christian fiction. You watch the characters grow for the good. This book gets 3.5 stars from me. I encourage you to read it. I received this complimentary book from Blogging for Books (and Waterbrook Multnomah) for my honest review. The review I have written share my opinions of the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 5, 2011
No text was provided for this review.
Posted November 14, 2011
No text was provided for this review.