From the back cover:
The road home can be daunting—and sometimes it takes a very capable girl on a bicycle to help find the way.
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 restrict her movement and her recently deceased mother’s absence haunts her. Since she can’t recover alone, she is forced to hire a temporary live-in aide.
Enter the übercapable Evelyn Burt. As large-boned as Sasha is tiny, Evelyn is her employer’s opposite in every way. Small town to Sasha’s urban chic, outgoing warmth to Sasha’s aloof iciness, and idealistic where Sasha is hopeless, nineteen-year-old Evelyn is newly engaged and sees the world as one big, shiny opportunity.
Divine Appointments was the first book I read by Charlene Baumbich which also featured a snow globe serving as a fortune teller. While it is a creative element in telling a story, I did find the use of the snow globe a bit disconcerting in both of these otherwise realistic portrayals of characters and plot.
However, I still enjoyed the novel.
Sasha is mired in self pity and on the verge of depression when Evelyn fortuitously enters her life and turns it upside right again. Don’t get the idea that Evelyn is Polyanna, though. She has plenty of her own problems and struggles to deal with.
It was fascinating to read how two very strong women in their own ways interacted and reached out to each other.
It reinforced my belief that God places the right people at the right time and the right place in our lives.
The release date for this book is March, 2012.
I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.