About the Book:
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 enjoyed this story about one woman who is forced to end a career she loves and another who is trying to chart her future. One woman is running from the love of her husband; the other revels in the love of her fiancee. One is mourning the death of her mother; the other is trying to separate from her parents. One has always been able to make her body do her bidding, but is now injured. The other has always been uncomfortable with her body. Each ends up being important in helping the other reach her future.
The book is Christian fiction. That means there are a few prayers and mentions of grace. It also means that when Evelyn's fiancee wants to advance their physical relationship, she refuses, even though she admits she wants to go further. There is no preaching, no salvation scene, nothing that should turn off most people who enjoy sweet reads.
One item that plays a part in the story is a snowglobe. As in Stray Affections, (click to read my review) another Baumbich book I reviewed, the snowglobe part of the story seemed a little weird and unnecessary. Still, I enjoyed the book and recommend it. Grade: B+
I'd like to thank the publisher for providing a complimentary review copy. You can read about her at her website. You can read the first chapter here.
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