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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. Oh I'd like to read...!

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  10. Anonymous3:01 PM

    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

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  11. Sounds like a great book! Thanks!

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

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  13. Ooo, sounds good to me.

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  14. 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! :-)

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  15. 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

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

    Charlene

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  17. Would love to read this
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  18. Melissa Robert (mrobert@ahint.com)7:39 AM

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

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

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

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

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  22. sounds like a good book!

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  23. Sounds wonderful! I would love to win!

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  24. Count me in, Sandra!

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  25. Count me in! Great review of the book!

    Allie

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

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

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

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

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  30. 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!

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  31. Anonymous10:03 PM

    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

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  32. Please enter me. Thanks for hosting this!

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♥Sandra♥