It has been a long time dear readers since I have posted anything here. I am happy to say that I am back on the Blogging for Books bandwagon after some months away. A lot has happened and that is another entry for another day. So on with the review!
In this wonderfully written, honest book by Charlene Ann Baumbich we find two strong women who are miles apart in their lives. Sasha, who is a wonderfully talented ballet dancer who was recently in a horrific accident that ended her dancing career early and Evelyn who is 19 years old, engaged and happy go lucky as can be.
As the story opens it has been a while since Sasha’s accident, but she is still recovering and not making much progress. Evelyn comes into the story as her assistant and home health care worker. Sasha is not acting like her usual self at this point being that she is depressed and cranky.
Evelyn comes in and turns everything upside down in Sasha’s life. She starts to understand that she was depressed and she needed to take her anti-depressants for the time being. When she takes that small but important step she is amazed at how things change in her life from being dark and dreary to being bright and happy.
Evelyn on the other hand is having trouble with her parents over her fiancée Jorden. Her father in particular does not really life him and in fact no one in Evelyn’s family is impressed with him, which of course makes Evelyn hang on even tighter to him. Eventually she does start to see things about him that she has not seen before, especially when she is the one paying for dinner more than usual.
Jorden begins to press Evelyn to get married before the two years she had planned on. Of course he has good reasons to get married soon and ups the ante when his family decides to move. It is at this point that something happens to Jorden and he breaks up with Evelyn which destroys her.
Evelyn eventually finds her way and gets her life back on track with the help of her parents, her grandfather, and of course Sasha. In the midst of all of this Sasha is trying to reconnect with her husband of 13 years whom she abandoned after the accident.
All in all, this book is wonderfully written and it reminds me that I too recently have found my way home. What a wonderful thing grace is. This book connected with me on so many levels and it was just what I needed at this time of my life.
As always, I got this book free from WalterBrook Multnomah for the sole purpose of this review.