Really good story about an injured and sad ballerina and her young caregiver. They ended up helping each other and becoming good friends. I'll always remember this one, because I read this with a flashlight as Hurricane Isaac came storming through! Highly recommended!
“Finding Our Way Home” by Charlene Ann Baumbich
Sasha and Evelyn start their relationship when the injured ballerina hires her as a personal assistant to begin her rehabilitation in her hometown. This unlikely partnership leads to growth and healing for both women, as they each find their way home.
Sasha returns to her deceased mother’s home to recover from a career ending injury. She is dealing with the sudden end of her dancing and the death of her mother. She needs help with just about everything, so she calls Evelyn’s Helping Hands and hires Evelyn to be her assistant. The live-in arrangement is just right for Evelyn as she is newly engaged and testing her wings of independence.
After a rocky start the women find a workable companionship and begin to heal and grow. As Sasha works through her physical recovery, Evelyn becomes more independent and starts planning her future with Jorden. Both have many issues that come to the surface and are able to help each other grow and conquer the problems.
Evelyn matures so much and is able to pursue her dreams while Sasha must put her dancing dreams to an end. If you have an interest in ballet you will enjoy the this novel. The story starts off a slow, but I was quickly caught up in the storyline. I enjoyed the small town setting and the family interaction depicted in this book. It was easy to read and made for a great cold fall weekend book.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Waterbrook Press as a member of the Blogging for Books program. All opinions expressed are my own.