Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stray Affections (A Snowglobe Connections Novel) by Charlene Ann Baumbich

Cassandra Higgins is the mother of four young boys who also runs a daycare. Once a year, she and her best friend make a day of the Collector's Convention, but this year, her friend can't go. Cassie's husband urges her to go alone as she always looks forward to it, and she could use some her time. She does, and almost upon arrival is captivated at once by a snowglobe of a young girl surrounded by three dogs. It brings back memories of her own animals she rescued as a young girl, so she purchases it.

Betty Kamrowski is Cassie's mom. Her husband committed suicide years ago leaving Betty to raise three children alone. She knows Cassie has a gift with animals and it almost broke her heart to send Cassie's dog to the shelter, but they had no money to feed him. Cassie has never forgiven Betty and they still speak to one another, but at a distance.

One evening when Cassie is holding her new snowglobe and praying to God, an oddity occurs. The snow in the globe flurries together and when it stops, the child and dogs are gone. Cassie thinks she must be losing her mind. But what happens afterward is a journey by the Grace of God. Things begin happening with her family that at first make no sense, but then again, God works in mysterious ways.

Stray Affections is a story of second chances. Magical and warm, the characters come to life from the pages. You will rejoice with them and cry for them, and feel love and peacefulness between the pages. Charlene Ann Baumbich has been given a gift from God and she has shared with us something magical. Truly inspirational. I loved it and cannot wait for more in the Snowglobe Connection series!


  1. Hi Wendy!

    I love the cover, beautiful and it sounds like the story matches the cover.

    Great Review!

    Dottie :)

  2. Sounds very good. I love snow globes and the concept behind the story intrigues me.

  3. I just finished this book and it was so good! I loved the characters and the humor. It was a very touching story and I look forward to more in the series too. Great review!


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