Thursday, April 26, 2012
Finding Our Way Home by Charlene Baumbich
When principal ballerina Sasha Davis suffers a career-ending injury at age thirty-eight, she leaves her Boston-based dance company and retreats to the home of her youth in Minnesota. But Sasha’s injuries limit her as much as her mother’s recent death haunts her. Concluding she can’t recover alone, Sasha reluctantly hires a temporary live-in aide. Enter the übercapable Evelyn Burt. As large-boned as Sasha is delicate, Evelyn is her employer’s opposite in every way. Small town to Sasha’s urban chic, outgoing to Sasha’s iciness, and undaunted where Sasha is hopeless, nineteen-year-old Evelyn is newly engaged and sees the world as one big, shiny opportunity. Evelyn soon discovers Sasha needs to heal more than bones. Slowly, as the wounds begin to mend and the tables tilt, the two women form an unlikely alliance and discover the astounding power of even the smallest act done in the name of love. Finding Our Way Home is a story of second chances and lavish grace.
I found the story to be decent but slow paced and predictable, the author took her time in getting to the point. The characters are likeable, however, I felt like I never really got to know them. There was no suspense, no thrilling moment, just a story about the ups and downs in the lives of normal people. The friendship between the main characters is sweet and nurturing.
I received an ecopy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.