Thursday, October 4, 2012


My Review of
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.

Paige draws the reader into the story from the first sentence, and held my attention throughout the whole book. I had a hard time putting it down to take care of my own duties. I found myself crying alone with Paige as she experienced her painful moments of sending her boys off to visit their father, and cheered for her as she found new friends in the book club. I enjoyed the journey of learning more about Paige, watching her growth as she learned to deal with her "new life", and getting to know the other characters through Paige's views. This is a book that will be read several times as I feel the need to visit a friend.

I am looking forward to the next installment in the series

Author: Annette Lyon
Publisher: Covenant
Published: August 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1-60861-946-7
Genre: general fiction
Paperback: 238 pages
FTC FYI: Review copy, which did not affect my review

6 comments:

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks so much for this review!

Danielle Thorne said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the review and referral!

Grandma Honey said...

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you. Because of you I ordered this book and I'm really enjoying it now. About 2/3 done so far. Do you know if this is the first book in that series, or if it was written later on? In case you have time to answer, I will check back here. Thanks again.

Lisa And Randy said...

Grandma Honey,
Paige is the third book in the series. The other two are: Olivia by Julie Wright and Daisy by Josi Kilpack. I have review these two books also, so check out previous reviews. Athena by Heather B Moore will be the 4th in the series and will be out in November. I will be reviewing Athena when it is released. I'm glad you enjoyed Paige. Happy reading, and thanks for leaving a comment.

Diane Craver said...

Hi Lisa,

I enjoyed reading your review of PAIGE.

You visited Linda's blog and said you'd like to review my book, A CHRISTMAS GIFT. I couldn't find your email so thought I'd comment here. I can either email you a pdf. format of my book, A Christmas Gift for you to review or I'm happy to mail you a print copy.
Here is my email address: DianeCraverATcinci.rr.com

Thanks ahead.
Btw, ACG is a short read - it's only 25,000 words but packed with a powerful punch. :)

Blessings,
Diane

Maria Hoagland said...

Yes, I've loved all three of the books I've read so far in this series. This reminds me that I want to go get the fourth now that it's out!

I looked for your email address to see if you wanted to review one or both of my novels after you left a comment on my blog. If you'd be interested, please use the contact form from my website at http://www.mariahoagland.com/ and I'll get you hooked up!