Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Book Review: Paige by Annette Lyon
From the back cover:
After a bitter divorce from her unfaithful husband, Paige moves from Utah to California with her two little boys and vows to make a fresh start. She finds a job at a dental practice that helps her get back on her feet, but it's the friends she makes at her new book club who help her realize how strong she is and who give her support to carry on as she faces the challenges of being a single mom. She also meets Derryl, a wonderful, kind, attentive man who treats her right, something her ex never did. Yet Paige struggles to figure out who she is as a woman rather than a wife, how to help her boys adjust to a broken home, and whether she can ever trust a man or love again. As Paige leans on the book club ladies and Derryl's ever-present care, one thing becomes clear: healing from the past requires more than a change of address.
I have read all three of the Newport Ladies Book Club books and loved every one of them! This one was easier for me to connect to, being a Mormon mom! Luckily, I have not been in her situation, but I sure had enough information to understand better how she felt! I read tons of books, so I have no problem diving into a book that is just seen from another person's perspective, because I don't have the other two books memorized! I understand why others might not enjoy them due to that, but I really like seeing things from everyone's perspective, so I can see why they did what they did! I cried with Paige when she had to leave her kids behind. Well, I sobbed! I had just had my baby, so I blame my crazy hormones for that. I can't imagine having to leave my children for that long! It's hard enough going to school everyday! I'm glad that it ended the way it did, because I worried about her in a relationship so soon! Sometimes it can be great, but this one ended well!