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Baumbich, Charlene Ann 1945-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 212 publications in 1 language and 13,444 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Domestic fiction  Christmas stories  Anecdotes  Humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3602.A963, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charlene Ann Baumbich
Stray affections : a novel by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesmerized by a snow globe containing a little girl with hair the color of her own, Cassandra Higgins recalls memories of her beloved Grandpa Wonky, the stray she rescued as a child, and her relationship with her mother
Dearest Dorothy, merry everything! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The holidays are coming and a plan to build a mini-mall has some residents in a tizzy. It'll take some shrewd negotiating and a little help from the Big Guy upstairs for Dorothy to set this one right
Dearest Dorothy, who would have ever thought?! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth book in the series finds the residents of Partonville preparing for a festive Thanksgiving dinner at the local church. Amid assigning duties and preparing recipes, everyone tries to ignore bossy acting mayor Gladys McKern. Meanwhile, Jessica Joy struggles with an unexpected turn of events, Katie Durbin considers another real estate project, and Dearest Dorothy doles out advice and love in equal amounts to everyone
Dearest Dorothy, help! I've lost myself! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feisty eighty-seven-year-old former bandleader Dorothy Jean Wetstra returns as her small Midwestern town of Partonville makes plans for the celebration of its 130th anniversary, while the acting mayor comes up with a scheme to transform a key section of the town square and newcomer Katie finds herself unexpectedly drawn to the town and its quirky inhabitants. Original
Dearest Dorothy, merry everything! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The holidays are coming and a plan to build a mini-mall has some residents in a tizzy. It'll take some shrewd negotiating and a little help from the Big Guy upstairs for Dorothy to set this one right
Divine appointments by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful consultant, 47-year-old Josie Brooks follows the money, calls her own shots, and never needs to compromise. But her buttoned-down world begins to unravel when the compassion and loyalty she observes at one faltering company pierces her protective armor and touches her heart. As hot flashes and loneliness sweep over her, Josie wonders if her solitary existence has been as fulfilling as as she'd like to believe. And then her encounter with a mysterious snowglobe takes her on a life-changing journey she'll never forget
Dearest Dorothy, slow down, you're wearing us out! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effervescent octogenarian Dorothy Jean Wetstra, a former bandleader, and the other inhabitants of Partonville, Illinois, a small farming community, confront some of the many surprises and new challenges of life. Original. 100,000 first printing
Dearest Dorothy, slow down, you're wearing us out! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy the humorous and true-to-life adventures of 87- year-old "youngster," Dorothy Wetstra, in this highly engaging sequel to Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet? (K1050). Reflecting the pace, the memories and the friendships of small-town America, Dorothy's faith-filled adventures will touch your heart and tickle your funny bone at the same time
Finding our way home : a novel by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After ballet dancer Sasha Davis suffers a severe injury and returns home to Minnesota to recover and deal with her mother's death, she forms an unexpected bond with her live-in aide, Evelyn, who helps Sasha face life with a renewed purpose
Dearest Dorothy, are we there yet? by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Partonville, a tiny southern Illinois farming town, 87-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstrs is the self-proclaimed town matriarch. She'sa regular in the main street cafe, where she helps herself to doughnuts and gossip. And she's a Wild Musketeer on the senior citizens' softball team. Aware of her own limitations, she often asks "the Big Guy" in heaven for help with the town's problems: "Dear Lord, DO SOMETHING!"
Dearest Dorothy, are we there yet? by Charlene Ann Baumbich( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Partonville, a tiny southern Illinois farming town, 87-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstrs is the self-proclaimed town matriarch. She'sa regular in the main street cafe, where she helps herself to doughnuts and gossip. And she's a Wild Musketeer on the senior citizens' softball team. Aware of her own limitations, she often asks "the Big Guy" in heaven for help with the town's problems: "Dear Lord, DO SOMETHING!"
Divine appointments by Charlene Ann Baumbich( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful consultant, 47-year-old Josie Brooks follows the money, calls her own shots, and never needs to compromise. But her buttoned-down world begins to unravel when the compassion and loyalty she observes at one faltering company pierces her protective armor and touches her heart. As hot flashes and loneliness sweep over her, Josie wonders if her solitary existence has been as fulfilling as as she'd like to believe. And then her encounter with a mysterious snowglobe takes her on a life-changing journey she'll never forget
Dearest Dorothy, who would have ever thought?! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fourth volume in the series featuring the irrepressible inhabitants of Partonville, as residents are preparing for a festive Thanksgiving dinner at the local church, everyone works to ignore bossy acting mayor Gladys McKern, Jessica Joy deals with an unexpected crisis, Katie Durbin weighs another real-estate project, and Dearest Dorothy provides loving advice to all. Original
Stray affections : a novel by Charlene Ann Baumbich( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesmerized by a snow globe containing a little girl with hair the color of her own, Cassandra Higgins recalls memories of her beloved Grandpa Wonky, the stray she rescued as a child, and her relationship with her mother
Dearest Dorothy, help! I've lost myself! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partonville marks its centennial plus thirty--by arguing over the best way to celebrate it. Meanwhile, the acting mayor is trying to change a vital part of the town square (but it's always been that way!) and a newcomer named Katie can't avoid the suspicion that she's grown far closer to this quirky little place than she had ever intended
Dearest Dorothy, if not now, when? by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her attorney son Jacob announces plans to move back to Partonville, Dorothy hopes that he can aid Katie Durbin with more than legal matters, and the mayoral race heats up when incumbent Gladys McKern is challenged by Sam Vitner
Dearest Dorothy, if not now, when? by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy is thrilled that her attorney son Jacob is moving back to their hometown and wonders if he might help Katie Durbin with more than legal matters. Meanwhile, Partonville's mayoral elections have just heated up. Incumbent Gladys McKern is being challenged by Sam Vitner, owner of Swappin' Sam's, whose campaign slogan is "McKern's had her turn! Time to SWAP! VITNER for Mayor!" And the contest to name Katie's new mini-mall incites competition and a mad dash of entries
Dearest Dorothy, help! : I've lost myself! by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the third installment of the irresistible Dearest Dorothy series, Partonville marks its centennial plus 30 by arguing over the best way to celebrate
Don't miss your life! : an uncommon guide to living with freedom, laughter, and grace by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides advice for readers on regaining the joy in life through God, explaining how to gain wisdom by building positive "memory portfolios" of special life moments
Dearest Dorothy, slow down, you're wearing us out by Charlene Ann Baumbich( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a whole new life to contemplate, eighty-seven-year-old Dorothy has a chance to become a whole new person. She does some serious praying and planning--God has never let her down before!
 
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Dearest Dorothy, are we there yet?
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