Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Book Review: Divine Appointments
Divine Appointments by Charlene Baumbich is a heart warming novel that explores the true longings that we as humans feel for interpersonal relationships. From the work-place best friends to the tough as nails consultant who thrives on solitude, each of the main characters are brought to a point in their lives where they must examine what they truly desire. They find that through “coincidental” meetings, or divine appointments, what they think they need and what they inexplicably desire at the core of their being are often two different things. Divine Appointments takes you on a journey of friendships lost and found, of love discovered and of dreams revealed and fulfilled.
It took me a while to really get into this book, to understand what was going on with the plot and how the characters really fit into it. Once it got its hooks into me I found myself wrapped into the stories of these characters, their struggles and their triumphs. The main characters were all in a different stage of life than I am which may have contributed to the distance I felt from them.
Overall, it was nicely written with strong themes of friendship and commitment throughout.
I received a complementary copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.