I occasionally read Charlene Ann Baumbich's books. I completely enjoy them, who can forget the Dearest Dorothy books? I mean to read them when they come out, but I am usually reading something else at the time and then I forget about them. Once I get a chance to pick one up and read it, I tell myself "why have you waited so long to read another one of Charlene’s books?"
Sasha was forced into retirement from ballet dancing because of a terrible accident. Her recovery has been slow and quite tedious. She has shut herself off from the world, her loved ones and friends. She figures it was better to make a clean break from them all so they wouldn't have to watch her suffer and she wouldn't have to see them dance.
Evelyn enters Sasha's life because Sasha needs help with everything. She can't drive, she can't cook, she can't anything. Evelyn is like her complete opposite. She is outgoing, she is helpful and friendly and as delicate as Sasha is, Evelyn is big boned. They make a very interesting pair.
This was just a wonderful read for those days when you need something that is a quiet read. It isn't going to surprise you in any way, but it will teach you a bit about yourself and how we can and do treat others.
There are several little sideline stories. They still deal with Evelyn or Sasha, but they flesh out this story perfectly. The story of Evelyn and her fiancé is a neat little aside and so is the one that explains the way Sasha believes how others see her. They are each part of these stories that we all can probably relate to in one way or another.