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Monday, September 7, 2009

Stray Affections Blog Tour

Stray Affections by Charlene Ann Baumbich is on tour Sept 7-11 and I have one copy to give away!

About the book: 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. (Random House)

About the author: 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.

To be entered in the giveaway, just leave a comment with your email address. One entry per person. U.S./Canada only. This giveaway will end Sept 28. If you can't wait for the giveaway - you can purchase Stray Affections!

Stray Affections (A Snowglobe Connections Novel)
Publisher/Publication Date: Waterbrook Press, Sept 15, 2009
ISBN: 978-0307444714
320 pages


Tea said...

Oh, I would love to read "Stray Affections." I love, love snow globes. I keep a Christmas one out all year around. It was given to me by my son and his wife and the grandboys.

It's a large globe with a Christmas tree on the outside of the globe. Inside there is a teddy bear reaching up to decorate the tree. By him is a toy soldier, a rocking horse, candy cane and a few more toys. When you turn it over, it snows.

I would love to win this book. The story sounds just heartwarming.


Julie said...

This book sounds really good, I am in need of reading something different!


fredamans said...

Thank you for the entry.

I would love to read this book, as I use to collect snow globes as a child. Brings back wonderful memories.

Happy Labor Day!


Winning Readings said...

We'd love to read this! And we've posted about it at Winning Readings:


janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Stacy said...

Would love to win! Fell in love with her Dearest Dorothy books!


Linda said...

Sounds like a very touching story. Please enter me. Thanks.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

scottsgal said...

Sounds like a warm and fuzzy read - please count me in

msboatgal at aol.com

Rvtraveler said...

I can't wait until I can get my copy of "Stray Affections." I own all of the books Charlene has written and treasure them all.

Rvtraveler said...

I can't wait until I can get my copy of "Stray Affections." I own all of the books Charlene has written and treasure them all.

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Janet said...

Charlene, I can't wait for "Stray Affections" How wonderful would it be to win a copy. Either way, It will be in my hands soon. Can't wait. Just from the Intro, I think you wrote about me....Keep on writing. Thanks

Kim said...

I love reading your books, I have the entire series of Dearest Dorothy that I couldn't put down. So can't wait to get Stray Affections... ;-)


Thanks & have a great & blessed day!

KR said...

This sounds great for a fall afternoon snuggled under a blanket!


heatherzilla said...

I love snow globes. Please include me in the giveaway.

Nancye said...

I enjoyed the story about the snow globe! I would LOVE to win this book.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

dancealertreads.blogspot.com said...

I would love to win this book. I do love snow globes!

I'm a follower through google reader

I posted this to my blog at dancealertreads.blogspot.com

dancealert at aol dot com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

What a cool catalyst: a snow globe. I dig it.

No need to enter me, though. Progress on the TBR is slow (but happening).

Thanks for the e-mail, my friend. I've got this up at Win a Book for you.

Marie said...

I would love to read this, it sounds great!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to read this one...sounds wonderful.

karen k

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name in your wonderful draw. Thanks.

lag123 said...

Please enter me!

enyl said...

I'll add Charlene Baumbich to my authors to watch list.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity of entering the giveaway. As a young girl, I had a snow globe collection. I too was mesmerized by them.


Lindsay said...

Snowglobes are so magical! Would love to read this!

frugalfab at gmail dot com

LK said...

I am so looking forward to reading "Stray Affections." Charlene Baumbich has such a wonderful way of telling a story and giving you the feeling of knowing the characters. I absolutely loved the characters in the "Dearest Dorothy" series and miss them dearly. But very much look forward to being swept away to Minnesota in a whole new story of family, strength, and growth.

Annmarie Weeks said...

This definitely looks like a fun, magical, can't-put-it-down type of book! My favorite!

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

This sounds like a great read! Different then I normally read!


Debbie F said...

Please include me~! sounds great

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

CherylS22 said...

I'd love to read this book - please count me in!
Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Cherie J said...

Sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

cheryl c said...

This sounds like a wonderful story. I like the unique plot. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

castings AT mindspring DOT com

Edna said...

Sounds to be a great book, please enter me into the contest.


Marjorie/cenya2 said...

The review on this book sounds good, please count ,me in, I am
a follower.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

rubynreba said...

Such an interesting book - thanks for the chance to win!

Gaby317 said...

Sounds fun! I can't believe that summer's over and we're heading into Fall! Thanks for the entry.

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

mrsshukra said...

I would like to be entered, thanks!


Lee P said...

Thank you for this nice giveaway and please count me in.


Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a book I'd love to read. Please enter me. Thanks!


minishoes1 said...

This sounds like a great book! I am crossing my fingers and toes.lol Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Jaime said...

Would love to read this
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Charlene is a new author for me, but the book sounds great. I love the cover! Collecting snowglobes is a hobby of mine. =)

Thank you,
~ Lori


Cindy said...

Snow globes are one of my favorite things! I love them! Any book that has a snow globe in it sounds wonderful to me. Please enter me in the giveaway! I would love to win this book.

Thank you for a great blog!



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