Monday, February 21, 2011
When I saw the title Divine Appointments, I had to read it. God puts so many divine appointments in front of us so I couldn't wait to read a book with that title.
Charlene Ann Baumbich did a good job of making me feel the characters, the uptight outsider Josie, the judgemental victim of life Marsha and the good natured easy going Barb and the bleeding heart Lyle.
Josie is an independent consultant that revamps company IT departments and her job typically results in downsizing. Her assignment at Diamond Mutual is no different.
Josie has grown up in a rigid military home and run her life with the rigidity she grew up with. She moves frequently, doesn't have any close friends and likes it that way.
Then her life starts to change. What she grew up thinking was real, she begins to question. She makes her first real friend a career hiccup and a change she never saw coming.
Although it didn't have the God overtones that I expected, it was a well woven tale of life's twists and turns.
This book was provided at no charge to me for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.