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About Finding Our Way Home

When the road home becomes daunting—sometimes a very capable girl on a bicycle can help find the way.
“Charming, surprising, familiar, and just downright wonderful.”
—Allie Pleiter, author of Yukon Wedding and Bluegrass Blessings
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.


Praise for Finding Our Way Home

“Fans of Jan Karon will adore Charlene Baumbich’s warmth, wisdom, and inspiration.”
—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times best-selling author of Call Me Irresistible

“An endearing read of gifts…unlikely friendships, perseverance of will, enduring love, and without pause, the ever present gift of grace…all discovered amidst life’s most untimely hardships.”
—Tresa Mott, The Next Chapter Book & Gift Boutique and Tresa Mott’s School of Dance

“Descriptive passages of this story immerse one in a tender tale of hope and love. This touching story is a reminder to all of us that even the dark moments of our lives can be transformed through our own power and through true friendship.”
—Kenneth von Heidecke, world-renowned choreographer

“The book is an enthralling read that made me both laugh and cry. I literally couldn’t put it down. I suspect you will feel the same way.”
—Midwest Book Review Bookwatch, reviewer Alma Bond

“A heartwarming story of how life’s dance should always be done with partners—even when those partners are surprising ones. Charlene’s true-to-life characters find their way into your heart and stay there for a long time after the final chapter is done. You know them, love them, root for their happiness, and smile for hours when it comes. Charming, surprising, familiar, and just downright wonderful.”
—Allie Pleiter, author of Yukon Wedding and Bluegrass Blessings

“Charlene Baumbich does it again. She’s written an unusual, charming, and touching story. Two unusual heroines—an awkward teenager and a wounded ballerina—find the true meaning of loving and being loved. I devoured this book. Loved every unique word!”
—Lyn Cote, author of La Belle Christiane

About Charlene Baumbich

Charlene Ann Baumbich is the author of the Dearest Dorothy series, Stray Affections, and Divine Appointments, as well as several nonfiction books of humor and inspiration. She is also a popular speaker, an award-winning journalist, and lives with her husband in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Product Details

336 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Mar 13, 2012

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

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The smallest act, done with love, can change everything.

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When principal ballerina Sasha Davis suffers a career-ending injury at age thirty-eight, she retreats to her recently deceased mother’s home to recover. But she can’t do it alone, so she places an ad in the newspaper for a temporary live-in aide. She gets a lot more than she bargained for when 19 year-old übercapable Evelyn Burt shows up.

Click here to download the first chapter of Finding Our Way Home now.

By Orsayor Simmons

Finding Our way Home tells the story of Sasha Davis, a ballerina who's recovering from a devastating injury that has put her career on a halt. She is also dealing with some emotional demons that she has kept her mentally captive. Sasha has suffered so many loses - she basically has shut herself out from the real world.Enters Evelyn, who's the total opposite of Sasha but ends up being a very essential part of Sasha's growth and recovery. Sasha...

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By Aubrey Kerr

I just loved this heartwarming tale of learning to survive even through the worst of circumstances. It's a love story that is everything you could want it to be. Hurt, Healing, Hope and Love!

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By Rebecca Vincent

I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw it was about a ballerina. I'm mystified by these dancers.  & reading about Sasha & her injuries that take her away from what she loves just hits me. If you ever have your life path changed, you'd understand.  We see Sasha return home to where she needs help.  Enter Evelyn.  We see that sometimes opposites are drawn to each other in friendship... causing bumpy roads.  But seeing that the bumps can...

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By Evelyn Volz

The concept of having to find your way home as an adult has many layers. Sasha Davis' life is centered around being and breathing ballet in Boston. Due to a major injury she must end her career and return to her childhood home where her mother has recently died. Where and what is home?? She has left her husband and life that she loved to return to what she had left behind long ago. Only now she is incapable of independence. In order to...

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By Evie Harris

The central characters of the novel, Finding Our Way Home by Charlene Ann Baumbich, are not a likely match. The career of Sasha Davis, a principal ballerina, ends due to an injury. Leaving her husband and a life she had loved, she returns to her childhood home in Minnesota to recuperate. She needs to hire help and Evelyn Burr applies for the position and is hired. On the surface, it appears they have nothing in common. As the story...

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