Monday, April 4, 2011

Book Review: Divine Appointments by Charlene Ann Baumbich

I recently completed a book that I'd like to tell you about! It's called Divine Appointments, and it was written by Charlene Ann Baumbich, author of The Dearest Dorothy Series.  It started out talking about Josie Brooks, who was 47  and single. She was a consultant for hire for companies who were in the process of restructure, and she moved to where the money was at the time. One of those people who tended to not have much of a social life and had few friends, due to her work.

She had gone to a Collector's Convention early on in the book, purchasing a snowglobe that she had bought from a vendor. This snowglobe had water appearing to run in it! There wasn't a knob or a switch to wind up on it! She almost didn't get to buy it, because a man near her wanted to purchase it.  She ran into a lady, breaking her nose by acccident, with the bag holding the snowglobe.  Awhile, later, after Josie had been in her new place, this woman called her to tell her about the mystifying things that had happened to her  since a snowglobe had come into her life!  The snow globe  has a lot of influence in this book, I'm not going to tell you why!  A great deal of the book took place around some other key characters that worked at the company, Diamond Mutual,  who had hired Josie for consult work.  Marsha, one who was upset over her husband divorcing her, and wrote a story about it. Barb, a good friend of Marsha's and an uplifting one, at that!  Lyle Waters, Barb's and Marsha's boss, and who Josie has to interact with during the consulting process. Amelia, Josie's realtor, who tries to get Josie to be friends and to go out & do things.
Lyle and Josie have interaction off and on throughout the book, but I don't want to give away what happens between them!

Divine Appointments definitely held my attention throughout the whole book, maybe because I'm close in age to the main character and that I, too, am going through perimenopause! Seriously, I loved the book, and it definitely held my attention captive! It was well-written, and definitely could be read at anytime of the year. I would highly recommend it!

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