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 progresses it becomes obvious that the two women share a great deal.
Sasha is well traveled and is respected in her field. She has a husband who loves her but she has banished him from her life. Evelyn is nineteen ,newly engaged and while she may not be worldly, she possesses common sense, wisdom and a keen understanding of the human spirit. While Sasha struggles to adjust to her new life , Evelyn encourages her to move forward even though, all the while, she is grappling with issues of her own. As a result of their relationship, each woman comes to face their challenges with grace.
This is a beautifully written book. Two lives are interwoven and the outcome is filled with surprises. I found the characters to be well developed and engaging. This is an insightful and meaningful story. I recommend reading it.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions expressed are my own.