Stray Affections

by Charlene Ann Baumbich

The last thing that Cassandra Higgins expects out of her Sunday is to be mesmerized at a collectors’ convention by a snowglobe. She’s enjoying some mommy time, with husband Ken at home tending their brood of four young boys, when she’s utterly charmed by the one-of-a kind globe containing figures of three dogs and a little girl with hair the color of her own. She can’t resist taking the unique globe home--even if means wrestling another shopper for it!

The beautiful snowglobe sparks long-dormant memories for Cassie, of her beloved Grandpa Wonky, the stray she rescued as a child, and the painful roots of her combative relationship with her mother, “Bad Betty” Kamrowski. Life in Wanonishaw, Minnesota is never dull, though, and Cassie keeps the recollections at bay, busy balancing her boys, her home daycare operation, and being a good friend to best pal Margret. But after a strange–flurrious, as Cassie deems it–moment happens with the remarkable snowglobe, Cassie and the people she loves are swirled into a tumultuous, yet grace-filled, and life-changing journey.

With the quirky, close-knit Midwestern small-town feel that made Charlene Ann Baumbich’s acclaimed Dearest Dorothy novels so popular, Stray Affections invites you to experience the laughter and the healing of second chances.


Recent Reviews

Stray Affections by Charlene Ann Baumbich

Carly Kendall

5 Stars

I am probably one of the world’s biggest dog lovers. I get silly and goofy around dogs like most people do around babies (don’t get me wrong, babies are wonderful, but there is something about dogs that gives me tremendous joy). When I…

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Stray Affections

krista collins

3.5 Stars

Cassandra Higgins is a young mom of four boys. She still struggles with the suicide of her father when she was a young girl. Her mom, "Bad Betty" and her do not get a long. Not only does she have all of this on her plate but she discovers…

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Stray Affections by Charlene Ann Baumbich

Pamela Morrisson

4 Stars

Stray Affections is a tender-hearted tale guaranteed to appeal to animal lovers. Overflowing with quirky characters, humor, and a touch of mystery, this story enchants and entertains and leaves the reader totally satisfied at the end. A…

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Cuddle up with this cozy, heart-warming read!

Cafe Lily Book Reviews

3.5 Stars

Animal lovers - get ready to cuddle up with a cozy, heart warming story! Dog-loving author, Charlene Ann Baumbich, celebrates man's best friend in this fast moving, easy read which combines small town charm and a bit of holiday…

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Amusing and Heartwarming

Hannah Nielsen

4 Stars

A small Minnesota town. A mother of four young boys who runs an in-home daycare, who is plagued by guilt. Her best friend, who has been trying, unsuccessfully, to have a baby for years and years. Everything starts when Margret, the…

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