Paige Kelley is somebody who could be my friend. I felt like she was until I finished the last page of Laura Jensen Walker’s book titled Turning the Paige. Here is a quick list of some of the things I liked about this book:
- The way the main heroine grew and changed. Liked her at the start. Loved her at the end.
- The quotes from classic books and musicals. Not many books mention 7 Brides for 7 Brothers.
- The group of friends Paige has. Seems too good to be true, but I loved reading about them.
- The use of the language of flowers. That’s always fascinated me.
At 35, Paige Kelley is feeling very “in between.” She’s still working her temp job after two years, still not dating three years after her divorce, and still melting at every chubby-cheeked toddler she sees while her biological clock ticks ever louder. Paige even moves back home to help her ailing, high-maintenance mother. It’s not exactly the life she’d dreamed of!
When her Getaway Girls book club members urge Paige to break free and get on with her life, she’s afraid. How will her mother react? How can Paige honor her widowed mother and still pursue her own life? The answers come from a surprising source.
A trip to Scotland and a potential new love interest help launch an exciting new chapter in her life, and lead Paige to discover that God’s plan for her promises to be more than she ever imagined.
This latest release in the Getaway Girls collection delivers a smart, funny, and warm account of one woman’s challenge to reconcile who she is – a dutiful Christian daughter – with the woman she longs to be.