Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Divine Appointments by Charlene Baumbich

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.

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Janna said...

Set to post on Friday, hopefully with review, I will start it today. I love this title and can't wait to see where the story takes me...

Deanna said...

Not sure this book should be included in the Christian fiction genre.

Posted with review.

Ernie W. said...

Post is up. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone.

Jasmine said...

Scheduled to post tomorrow

Lynn said...

posted w/out review. Didn't get it in time to read. Will post my thoughts soon..

Tarasview said...


Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger. Happy Thanksgiving!

SmilingSally said...

Here's my review:

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone.

Heart2Heart said...

Happy Thanksgiving! My review is up and posted.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Janet Ruth said...

My review is posted here

Margie Vawter said...

Posted, review later.

CarlybirdK said...


Molly said...

Posted the preview here: Book was late in arriving so will post the review later. Thanks!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Post is up!

Mocha with Linda said...

I completely missed getting this one up with traveling for Thanksgiving. Many apologies. I posted it tonight.