Monday, September 14, 2009

Stray Affections Review and Giveaway!



Cassie Higgins has a busy life – she’s married, has four young boys (all under the age of 7) and runs an in-home daycare. She and her best friend, Margret, go to The Collectors Convention together every year. Margret can’t go this year, so Cassie ends up going alone. She spots a beautiful, old snowglobe that contains a young girl with three dogs. The girl resembles her as a child and one of the dogs looks like her childhood pet. The snowglobe is expensive, but she feels like she has to have it. A few days later, as she inspects the snowglobe at home, she has a “flurrious” moment that causes her to reflect on her life.

Through flashbacks, we learn that Cassie had a difficult childhood. Her father committed suicide and her mother, “Bad Betty,” became bitter after years of working long hours and struggling to make ends meet while raising three children. Cassie’s Grandpa Wonky was her saving grace, but then he passed away. There was a sad moment in Cassie’s childhood that has caused her relationship with her mother to be strained ever since.

Stray Affections by Charlene Ann Baumbich is a story of forgiveness, grace and acceptance.

This was such a great read, imagine if you will a town where every character draws you in, everyone is interesting and you read up until the last page knowing it's going to end but wishing that it could go on forever.

I really enjoyed this book and I'm glad that I have the chance to share it with one of you.

Review copy provided by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers.

Thanks to the publisher I have an extra copy of Stray Affections to give away.

All you need to do is leave me a comment and I will draw a winner on Friday, 18th. Good luck.
Contest is open to US residents only.


34 comments:

Lori said...

Wow! Your review was enough to convince me to add this book to my reading list!

Julie said...

Great review, sounds like a good read. Please enter me for the giveaway. Julie

angelina said...

Oooh I would love to win this! Then I can give it away when I am finished!

Our neck of the woods said...

This sounds like a great read. You sure know how to sell a book!

everyday mom of one said...

I love books that draw you in and keep you reading. haleyathome@gmail.com

Heart2Heart said...

Sandra,

What a great review on this book. It reminds me of another one I am currently reading titled the Penny by Joyce Meyer. It is about the fate of one little girls life that is completely changed when she finds a penny on the street and picks it up.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Tina said...

Sounds like a great book! I'd love to be entered :)

Amber said...

Oh, I would love to win this! Sounds like a great book, and I've been looking for a good fiction book to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

Eagles Wings said...

Oh I'd like to read...!

Anonymous said...

Sandra, I would love to win your book.

I am reading "Little Heathens" right now. It is a good story. I wanted to read it because my mother was born on an Iowa farm in 1929. She has shared many good memories with us about her life back then. Thanks telling us about this wonderful book.

Have a good day. Debbi
faustx2@yahoo.com

Shilah said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks!

Cher said...

Love your book review and love your blog as well. Keep up the good work!

Joann said...

I love to read!

Susanne said...

Ooo, sounds good to me.

Nothing Too Fancy... said...

Looks like a GREAT read! I hope it's a long one! Come stop by the blog if you've got a moment! I've been up to crafting and silliness! :-)

Charlene Ann Baumbich said...

Dear Sandra,

You sure made MY Monday a happy one! What a great enthusiastic shot of encouragement, and a wonderful recap. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my book and to give it such a thoughtful, positive review.

Peace and grins,
Charlene Ann Baumbich
Author, Stray Affections

Charlene Ann Baumbich said...

PS Love your blog site. I've bookmarked the slow cooker recipes. Thanks! Love my crock pot.

Charlene

Leigh said...

Sounds lovely!

Jaime said...

Would love to read this
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Melissa Robert (mrobert@ahint.com) said...

That sounds like a great book. Would love to read.

Conny said...

Always looking for a good book! This one sounds good.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Sounds like a good read, Sandra! How cool that the author came by and left a comment :)

Vanessa said...

I've added this book to my readling list. Sounds good.

Katrina said...

sounds like a good book!

Marie said...

Sounds wonderful! I would love to win!

Elenka said...

Count me in, Sandra!

Allie Z said...

Count me in! Great review of the book!

Allie

~Tami said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

HuNnY aNd PoPpA LeWiS said...

Sounds like something I would like to read! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lulu said...

what are you doing with your days?
miss you..

Christina said...

Another book right up my alley. Pick me, Pick me!!!! LOL

YayaOrchid said...

This sounds like a great book. Even if I don't win it, I'll add it to my wish list. Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting read and I'm in need of something that will "take me away" for awhile. Thanks for the review,
Terri in AZ
tschaer@muchomail.com

Renee said...

Please enter me. Thanks for hosting this!