The last thing that Cassandra Higgins expects out of her Sunday is to be mesmerized at a collectors' convention by a swglobe. She's enjoying some mommy 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 ather shopper for it! The beautiful swglobe 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 Wanishaw, 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 swglobe, 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 vels so popular, Stray Affections invites you to experience the laughter and the healing of second chances.
Baumbich, based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, writes and speaks aBaumbich, based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, writes and speaks about the layers of life: the fun and humor (her specialty) about the layers of life: the fun and humor (her specialty) as well as the deeper currents of devotion and sacrifice. Shes well as the deeper currents of devotion and sacrifice. She is the author of several books as well as being a favorite is the author of several books as well as being a favorite speaker for civic, church and professional groups. speaker for civic, church and professional groups. C