The Newport Ladies Book Club: Paige
by Annette Lyon
By Lu Ann, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Paige is a single mom who had thought her life was perfect before her now ex-husband
proclaimed his unfaithfulness with one of her "Friends". Her parents were serving a mission for the
LDS Church and her siblings were scattered. SHe ended up moving to CA to be near her ex-in-laws
to have some support and help out with her two sons if ever necessary.
There was a great void in her life with no husband,family nor friends so when she discovered
a flyer needing ladies for a book club she responded thus began building friendships.
She also met a wonderful man during a lunch in the cafeteria of her business building.
That friendship grew into a relationship.
Everything comes to a head during Christmas and New Years. Not only her life had complications but
also in the lives of those in the book club. She has many decisions to make and she is now at the point
she is Capable of making them.
The beginning of the book and through the middle is very intense and I couldn't wait to get to the next page.
Towards the end it got a little wordy and some of the momentum of the story was lost but it still was very
good with a lot of good insight. Well worth reading. IT WAS TOTALLY CLEAN!
By Erin, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Number four finds us in the home of Paige, a Mormon divorced mother of two little boys. She has recently moved from Utah to California to be near the parents of her Ex-husband. This is a wonderful story about a woman who has had her whole world go up in smoke.
I am finding this series a very fun adventure.
Even though we know generally where the story is going to go, the feelings always feel real and new. After reading the first book in the series we know that Olivia gives a box of costumes she has made to Paige for her boys. But we now hear the story from the point of the woman in need. How she feels knowing that Halloween is coming and she can't afford costumes for her kids. She does not know what she is going to do. I have felt that way before. I knew the feeling of not being in need, but living on faith.
By Brooke, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is definitely my favorite so far of the Newport Ladies Book Club series. I really connected with Paige in so many ways and found myself laughing and crying with her as she hit the highs and lows of her everyday life. I feel that even though Paige is the youngest of the group, she is the most spiritually mature, and from an eternal perspective is able to see the challenges and heartaches she faces. I saw bits of myself woven into this character and found her reacting to situations the same way I would. I have loved getting to know each of these characters more deeply as they star in their own book. This book is very real, and a sweet addition to the series.
By Rachel, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is book 3 of the Newport Ladies Book club. There are currently 4 books to this series with 4 different authors.
What I like about these books is that they can be read as a series or stand alone individually as books. So far the 3 books-Olivia, Daisy and now Paige have taken place during the same time period. Its really cool to read about some of the same events from the different womens views. I like that these books are Christian based but not preachy-just great clean fiction!
Paige is a Mormon-which none of the other ladies are not-so this particular book has more religious (specifically LDS Mormon) references. I love that this character seems realistic and has real problems that alot of women experience and face. I love that these group of women in the book all have trials but are able to help each other and use the spirit of sisterhood and service to develop their friendships in and outside the book club meetings. This book flowed and was very easy to read-I read it it one night because I couldn't put it down!!
I can't wait to read book 4-Athena!!
By Lisa, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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
By Victoria, Submitted on 2015-02-25
The Newport Ladies have yet to disappoint. Paige is another insightful read. I want to be friends with all these women. I know these women. This is yet another relatable tale. The way the Newport Ladies authors have written these books so cohesively is marvelous. I want more.
By Tamera, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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!
By Mindy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Paige is another strong offering from Annette Lyon and for The Newport Ladies Book Club. From Olivia, and Daisy I was able to catch a glimpse of the woman that Paige was, and I really liked her then. Reading her own story made me appreciate her even more, and also the other ladies through Paige's eyes. At the first book club meeting there is always the first impressions of each character. I love going back to those meetings through a different character's view point, to see what she thought of someone that first night, and after that. It shows each of their journeys, and it helps me appreciate each character more.
By Karen , Submitted on 2015-02-25
I LOVED this book. I do not rehash the story lines in my reviews but like to tell you how I reacted to the storyline and personalities in the book. That said, I could not put this book down. I was really drawn into the story. This was written well and so easy to read. The characters exemplified the personality traits of everyday people I am actually friends with. One of the things this reader appreciated the most, was retelling of the baseline story in the series. I did not get the affect of having read all this before as I did somewhat in the book “Daisy” in the series. I can recommend this as a really good read and worth your time. In conclusion, I am really enjoying the books in the series and concept of learning more about each woman and her background story.
By Colleen, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Paige is the third book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series and is written by a different author as all the books have, and will be.
While reading about Paige it was interesting to see that Olivia, Daisy, and also Athena (that book comes out around November) seem to lean on Paige and confide in her compared to each other. I learned far more about Athena as well in this book then I did in the other two.
Paige is a strength for single mother's and divorced women out there. If you are one of those women then you should pick up this book and realize you are special and important, not just to your kids, but your family and friends! You are AMAZING!
I fell in love with Derryl and what a wonderful character he is. Doug I definitely disliked! What a creep, and not just to Paige, but his own boys!
I enjoyed watching the friendship blossom between each of the very different women. It was a fun and insightful book. Friendship is what everyone needs, and who knows you might get your next friend attending a book club. Follow Paige this time around and take in some romance, drama, heartache, and a mothers love.