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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Divine Appointments

Josie Brooks doesn't have the easiest job in the world. She spends it traveling from city to city, company to company streamlining companies and unfortunately that means lay offs of employees, no matter how valuable they may be. Her job means not getting personally involved with anyone she comes across and that makes her job all the more easier to do. However it also means that she doesn't have any friends anywhere.

Her only contact has been her family as she places her weekly calls to them telling them where she is living at now and to see how everyone is doing. Even that doesn't offer the satisfaction she has been hoping for.

Yet when she finds herself working in Chicago, she finds herself suddenly affected by those she has to let go. Barb, one of the longest working employees is also the most loved employee by those in the company and when word gets out that Barb is the next to go, Josie finds herself with a target on her back.

When she returns home she is immediately drawn to a mystical snow globe that offers a peaceful green meadow along with a flowing and refreshing river that magically seems to really move. Will this lead her to see things are more than what appears on the companies bottom line and sometimes down-sizing isn't the right thing to do?

To find out, you'll have to check out the latest novel by Charlene Baumbich, Divine Appointments. This book really draws you in emotionally with each character that interacts with Josie and lets you have a personal attachment with each of them in a unique way. I received this book, compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and easily rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars.

For more information about the book, the author and even a first chapter peek then read on:

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Divine Appointments
WaterBrook Press; Reprint edition (September 21, 2010)
Charlene Baumbich


Charlene Ann Baumbich is the author of the previous three books in the Partonville series. A popular speaker, journalist, and author, for several years she has lectured to women’s groups and retreats. Baumbich is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Today’s Christian Woman, and numerous other publications. She is the author of six nonfiction books of humor and inspiration.

Charlene says: For over two decades of writing and speaking, my passionate pursuit to entertain and rejuvenate using humor (I love to laugh-especially at myself), uncommon wisdom, and passionate insights has been affirmed through countless calls, letters, and evaluation sheets. A reader recently e-mailed, "There is so much depression and sadness in this world. I applaud you for reminding all of us to treasure the moments in our lives, and for encouraging us to find joy in the little things. What you do helps so many to rise above the heaviness of life and live, and laugh, and face another day, so thanks!!!!" That is exactly why I keep doing what I do.

I am a firm believer in the power of story (short or book-length, funny or insightful, real or fiction, on stage or page) to accomplish my purpose, which is to remind you: Don't Miss Your Life! Whether you're tuning into me live or in print, fasten your seatbelt. I promise you a wild, fun, provocative, heart-warming ride.


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 snow globe 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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Divine Appointments, go HERE.

1 comment:

  1. It definetly sounds like a 5 star rating book. Will have to add it to my list of must reads.


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