Absolutely Marvelous Book!,
This review is from: Stray Affections (A Snowglobe Connections Novel) (Paperback)
I have read Charlene Ann Baumbich's 'Dearest Dorothy' books and wanted them to keep on going forever, but sadly, they ended. I picked this one up on the discount shelf at Books a Million and said to myself, "Hey! A book by Charlene Ann Baumbich! I love her writing." I read it in 2 days and it deserves more than 5 stars from this reader.
Cassandra Higgins is a mother of 4 boys who is carrying around a lot of hurt from her childhood, including a father who committed suicide and whose mother seems to have no feelings about anything at all. Cassandra always wanted to be a veterinarian but just didn't have what it took, according to her teachers. So she collects critter figurines. She picks up a snowglobe with 3 dogs and a little girl with hair the exact color of hers at a collectibles convention and from that moment on, odd things begin to happen.
Betty, Cassandra's mom, just can't seem to shake all the critical ways in her life, but things are about to change for her, too.
There are lots of wonderful and endearing characters in this book. The book broke my heart, then made my heart sing!!! Wow, what an amazing read. There were times I just literally burst into sobs. It did my heart good to read this book. Charlene Ann Baumbich is a wonderful writer and I've already downloaded the next book in the series to my Nook and am looking forward to it and the third and even more from this writer.