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 sat on a padded bench on one side of the chapel with my boys."
I'm really enjoying the Newport Ladies Book Club series. This is the third book I've read and totally love reading the characters viewpoints from one book to the next.
Paige is a newly divorced LDS mother of two. Her husband cheated on her, divorced her and married "the other woman." Punk.
Paige is kind, insightful and service-oriented. She helps her new friends even when she's busy with her own problems and life. Like, a cute guy wanting to go out with her. :) But why is she going out with him, she wonders. What is her motivation?
The woman in the book club turn to her for help. Paige is stronger than she thinks. She's a good person who will do anything for her boys then her friends.
Paige finds happiness in her belief system, which I can relate to. I can't believe her first calling was to nursery! She's able to look inside herself and get over hurt and move on, even a little bit.
(I hope Ruby gets her own book!)
The whole series
Good, clean, uplifting read
Waiting until November to read ATHENA
4 1/2 STARS