Wednesday, March 16, 2011

REVIEW OF DIVINE APPOINTMENTS BY C BAUMBICH

Divine Appointments: A Novel (A Snowglobe Connections Novel)With the big 5-0 fast approaching, Josie Brooks begins to question her structured, picture-perfect (mid)life. 
 
Josie Brooks, at the age of 47, thought she was leading an enviable single life. A successful consultant, she calls her own shots, goes where the money is, and never needs to compromise. But her precisely managed world begins to falter during a Chicago contract when an economic downturn, a bleeding heart boss, and the loyalty and kindness between endangered employees ding her coat of armor.
 
Throw in hot flashes, a dose of loneliness, a peculiar longing for intimacy, an unquenchable thirst—not to mention a mysterious snowglobe with a serene landscape, complete with a flowing river and lush greenery that seems to be beckoning her in—and Josie’s buttoned-up life is on the verge of coming completely undone. Maybe her solitary existence isn’t as fulfilling as she has convinced herself to believe.
 
It will take a few new friends, a mystical encounter, and an unexpected journey to set Josie on her own path to “right-sizing” and making the life changes that really matter. Filled with laugh-out loud moments and a gentle dash of inspiration, Divine Appointments is another heartwarming charmer from a master storyteller.

My thoughts


This is the first novel that I had read by the author and I did enjoy it.. The main character Josie, was single, had a perfect life and was a little compulsive.  There were many characters introduced in the book and it took me a while to figure them out. There were sad and humorous parts throughout the book that kept my attention. Although the book is Christian based, it was very subtle and not overwhelming.  The snow globe did not appeal to me and I felt it served no purpose in the story and could have been left out. Overall the storyline was interesting and relevant for today's problems.






Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.

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