Tuesday, October 23, 2012

# blogging for books # book review

Book Review: Finding Our Way Home

"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 limit her as much as her mother’s recent death haunts her. Concluding she can’t recover alone, Sasha reluctantly hires a temporary live-in aide.

Enter the ├╝bercapable Evelyn Burt. As large-boned as Sasha is delicate, Evelyn is her employer’s opposite in every way. Small town to Sasha’s urban chic, outgoing to Sasha’s iciness, and undaunted where Sasha is hopeless, nineteen-year-old Evelyn is newly engaged and sees the world as one big, shiny opportunity.

Evelyn soon discovers Sasha needs to heal more than bones. Slowly, as the wounds begin to mend and the tables tilt, the two women form an unlikely alliance and discover the astounding power of even the smallest act done in the name of love. Finding Our Way Home is a story of second chances and lavish grace."

When I chose this book to review, I had no idea that I would fall in love with it. It took me two days to read this one but only because I was exhausted from being sick. Otherwise, this would have been a one book reading. The author captures the torment of Sasha's injuries and her mental state and yet doesn't make her into something so evil that you cannot feel for her pain. Evelyn is young and in love and it makes you smile, even as you watch her life change. Of all the books I've read lately, this one is an instant favorite and I can guarantee that I'll be picking it up again and reading it over and over.

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