Monday, June 18, 2012
Book Review: Charlene Ann Baumbich's Finding Our Way Home
I was mistaken by thinking this would be a Christmas tale for some reason. Maybe it was the cover of the book. Though Sasha, and Evelyn still seem too perfect as with most fiction in this genre, they do have an interesting story to keep you reading. You have to wonder how things will play out for Sasha, and Evelyn as you read.
Of course it doesn't make complete sense why Sasha would leave her husband, Donald. He doesn't seem like the type of person who would leave her over her injury, but she has. There is enough build up to anticipate what you hope will be there reunion. Then there is Evelyn whose character isn't as stand out, but you do wonder why she has the made the choices she has.
I understand having to resist temptation like Evelyn has, but I will be completely honest I don't know an insane of amount of people who abstained in the situation she put herself in especially since she was engaged. It seems like engagement amps up the comfortability for those things to happen. Near the end of the story we almost feel like Evelyn was just a character to campaign nothing more than how badly she would have regretted having sex if she would have slipped. I believe many feel regret from it still, but the approach is so old, and I don't think it's completely working anymore.
Though the story was unique, and kept me reading, I also didn't divulge this novel that quickly. It took me several days to get through. The book tries to get into a realistic foray about things, which is admirable when it does. If you're looking for an inspirational, feel good read then I would recommend this. You can check out the novel at Amazon.
Rating 3 of 5.
This book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for a review.