Friday, April 27, 2012

Review of Finding Our Way Home

Finding Our Way Home by Charlene Ann Baumbich was a wonderful book about (mainly) two women Evelyn and Sasha.  Sasha is a forced-into-retirement ballerina suffering from multiple injuries from a terrible fall during a ballet performance.  Evelyn is the young woman, putting off going to college and recently engaged, who is working for Sasha doing odd jobs and being a live-in helper.

One of my favorite parts was how Sasha introduced Evelyn to pedicures.  I've only had one pedicure but did love it!  Evelyn is suprised too by how much she enjoys it, even trying unexpected nail colors.

This is a very enjoyable story of how the two women relate to each other and grow from getting to know each other.  They help each other through horrible circumstances and grow as a result.  They truly become friends.  One plot point is Sasha's snowglobe and this book is part of the Snowglobe Connections series but I haven't read the other books and didn't feel like I needed to or missed anything.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Multnomah Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Where have I been?

I haven't written a post in so long that blogger looks a lot different! :) I guess you can't stop progress and change. Well, I got a Kindle (the basic new one, $79) for Christmas. I had already been "buying" free books for my Kindle for PC but it is nice to have an official one. If I had reviewed the features a little bit more, I probably would've chosen an older edition that has the capability to read the books out loud. I've heard it's very basic and only one voice but it would've been handy to switch to that feature sometimes.

I've also been reading some books from the library so look for some book reviews coming up. I've been reading several series so I might wait to read the whole series before I do a review. I also joined Swagbucks, so I've been pretty busy doing that. Earning points and AMAZON gift cards! So I can buy more Kindle books. :)

My family and I went to the Cincinnati Homeschool Convention so I got to meet Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom. And we got to meet her husband Jesse, who was humbly passing out handouts for her workshop class! I think he also worked the table at her booth. I think my daughters' new favorite from the convention are the EZ Bun(s) we purchased. They've been having fun trying all the different styles and practicing on Mommy's hair (ouch!). :)