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Publisher's Summary

Charlene Ann Baumbich—award-winning journalist and best-selling author of the Dearest Dorothy novels—launches a series of heartwarming stories linked by the swirling flakes of one special snowglobe. In this charming tale of second chances, renewed faith, and forgiveness, a captivating heirloom triggers inexplicable changes.

©2009 Charlene Ann Baumbich (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"A lovely story of forgiveness, restoration and … whimsy.... Cassandra Higgins, mom to four young boys and day-care provider, sets upon a course of self-discovery after purchasing a snow globe. Cassandra, whose father committed suicide and whose mother barely, and bitterly so, continues to face life one day at a time, revisits her childhood pain as she gazes into this glass globe containing three dogs and a girl resembling herself. This young mother realizes that even with a loving husband, children and a life absent of any major catastrophe, the past continues to wield a mighty force that shapes present-day attitudes and lingering emotional afflictions. Baumbich reaches deep into the heart's recesses, but does so with the precision of the most skilled emotional physician.” (Publishers Weekly)

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I am too tender hearted to enjoy most books about animals. This book is an exception. Enjoyed the family and their trials and triumphs.

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the mistory the emotioal scars healing forgiveness all settle around the snowglobe i enjoyed the story

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  • Sandra
  • KENNESAW, GA, United States
  • 09-10-12

Great Book

What did you love best about Stray Affections?

I very much enjoy stories about dogs.

What did you like best about this story?

The ending.

What about Melissa Hurst’s performance did you like?

She seemed to put her heart as well as her voice into reading this book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If you have ever loved and lost then this is the film for you.

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