Sunday, September 13, 2009

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Stray Affections by Charlene Ann Baumbich

About Stray Affections:

The last thing that Cassandra Higgins expects out of her Sunday is to be mesmerized at a collectors’ convention by a snowglobe. 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 snowglobe 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 snowglobe, Cassie and the people she loves are swirled into a tumultuous, yet grace-filled, and life-changing journey.

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

About Charlene Ann Baumbich:

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.

Be sure to check this out:
Charlene's introduction to Stray Affections on YouTube

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book - from the clever title to the satisfying end where the reader will discover that the love of a good man and a good dog (or dogs) can change the most unchangeable heart. This book would make a lovely gift for any fiction-loving, canine-adoring friend in your life. Be sure to check out the edible extras in the back of the book, too...yum-o!

Would you like a chance to win a copy of this book?

I have the privilege of giving away one copy of Stray Affections, thanks to Waterbrook Press. If you'd like to win and you're a US resident, please leave a comment that INCLUDES YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION (you at yoohoo dot com) by midnight Sunday (September 13th, 2009), and I will announce/contact the winner on September 14th.


CeeCee said...

Sounds good to me. Please enter me in the draw.

You know this books looks like a general fiction book out too.

Carole said...

The cover of Charlene's book is so appealing and brings back childhood memories of snowglobes that my mom gave me. Thank you so much for the giveaway, Jenny.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Jenny said...

You're welcome, carole. Thanks for stopping by.

You're in, CeeCee. Just curious - what GF book does it look like?

Mark said...

please enter me

Martha A. said...

This sounds like a cute book! I have four boys so it sounds like something I would relate to

Jenny said...

Thanks for stopping by, Mark and Martha!