Biography

Charlene Ann Baumbich

Charlene Ann Baumbich is the author of the Dearest Dorothy series, STRAY AFFECTIONS and DIVINE APPOINTMENTS, as well as several nonfiction books of humor and inspiration. She is also a popular speaker, an award-winning journalist, and lives with her husband in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Charlene Ann Baumbich

Books by Charlene Ann Baumbich

by Charlene Ann Baumbich - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

When ballerina Sasha Davis suffers a career-ending injury, she retreats to the home of her youth in Minnesota, where her injuries limit her as much as her mother's recent death haunts her. She hires a temporary live-in aide, and the two women form an unlikely alliance.

by Charlene Ann Baumbich - Contemporary, Fiction

Gladys, acting mayor of Partonville, is on a tear. The fall celebration is just around the corner and there's more to do than can possibly be done --- especially since Dorothy is conspicuously absent from the inaugural committee meeting. She has enough on her plate, with band practice and getting the talent show up and running. Besides, Arthur's presence at the meeting --- due primarily to his being duped into attending by his wife, Jessie --- draws attention away from Dorothy's absence. Not only is the festival in the works, but Gladys has decided to inject even more life into the town by announcing that a Centennial Plus 30 will coincide with the annual revelry.

by Charlene Ann Baumbich - Contemporary, Fiction

So much to do. Dorothy has a house filled with almost nine decades' worth of memories to either get rid of or pack up and move into town. Saying good-bye to Crooked Creek Farm will be difficult. But that can come later; it's summer in Partonville and she doesn't move (at least officially) until the fall.

by Charlene Ann Baumbich - Contemporary, Fiction

Dorothy is wrestling with a dilemma. Like a lot of sleepy towns across America, Partonville is decidedly behind the times. The old clock in the square has been stuck at 1:14 since anyone can remember, and everyone, it seems, is over the hill. What could Partonville possibly offer a young person? Over in Hethrow, though, progress is in the air. And the only thing standing between Hethrow's sprawl and the sleepy town of Partonville is Dorothy's ancestral home, Crooked Creek Farm. A developer is breathing down her neck and needs a decision soon. Should she sell the home she inherited from her mother: the home where Dorothy was conceived and born, where her three children were conceived and born, and where her precious daughter took her last breath? With no clear answer in sight, Dorothy does what she does every single day --- talks to her Lord and asks for guidance.