Friday, September 11, 2009

Blog Tour for Stray Affections

I am so behind on my reading, I'm embarrassed about it. Stray Affections (love the title) is sitting on my coffee table screaming my name, but here I am transcribing interviews and wondering when and how I'll ever get back to my own novel, much less all the books I want to read.

The first thing that grabbed me about this book was, of course, the title. And then the blurb, and then. . . you know how I am about first lines. :-)

Preoccupied by troubling news, Cassandra accidentally broiled a batch of cookies.
Ah...I love having something in common with fictional characters! I can honestly say, been there, done that, but not accidentally. When I'm in a hurry I try to broil it. Doesn't always work.

Take a look at the following summary and and if it grabs you, run to your nearest bookstore and buy. Or let those well-manicured fingers click the following links and get Stray Affections sent right to your door.

Meet the author and watch the video HERE.
Buy it HERE

In Stray Affections, the last thing that Cassandra expects out of her Sunday is to be mesmerized at a collectors’ convention by a snow globe. She’s enjoying some shopping time, with husband Ken at home tending their brood of four young boys, when she’s utterly charmed by the one-of-a kind globe containing figures of three dogs and a little girl with hair the color of her own. She can’t resist taking the unique globe home—even if means wrestling another shopper for it!
The beautiful snow globe sparks long-dormant memories for Cassie, of her beloved Grandpa Wonky, the stray she rescued as a child, and the painful roots of her combative relationship with her mother, “Bad Betty” Kamrowski. Life in Wanonishaw, Minnesota is never dull, though, and Cassie keeps the recollections at bay, busy balancing her boys, her home daycare operation, and being a good friend to best pal Margret. But after a strange—flurrious, as Cassie deems it—moment happens with the remarkable snow globe, Cassie and the people she loves are swirled into a tumultuous, yet grace-filled, and life-changing journey.

“As a believer, I know the power of forgiveness and new beginnings, and of a God, and family and friends, who love me the way I am,” Charlene Ann Baumbich says. “The heartbeat of change flows through those wonderful gifts.”

With the quirky, close-knit Midwestern small-town feel that made Charlene Ann Baumbich’s acclaimed Dearest Dorothy novels so popular, Stray Affections invites readers to experience the laughter and the healing of second chances.

Author Bio:
Charlene Ann Baumbich is a popular author and speaker and an award-winning journalist. In addition to her Dearest Dorothy series of novels, she has written seven nonfiction books of humor and inspiration. A bungee-jumping, once motorcycle-owning grandma and unabashed dog lover, Charlene lives with her husband and rescued dog Kornflake in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She loves telling stories, laughing whenever possible, and considers herself a Wild Child of God.

1 comment:

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I am beginning to think I need to build me a studio in the back of my house with a "Do Not Disturb" sign to get some un interrupted writing done. I feel ya.

I also love the title and the first sentence and can relate to not the "broiling" but putting my keys in the freezer.