Turning the Paige will not let you down if you loved Daring Chloe as much as I did. The life of Paige looks bleak at first, but with help form her strong fellowship with her christian friends and a particular florist, she finds herself in Scotland on the adventure of a lifetime.
What a book! Love it! Laura writes about a situation many find themselves in- caring for an elderly parent, but adds the issue of singleness (divorced) and wanting a family into Paige's emotional mix. She wants to live her life, but feels she has no choice but to take care of her mother. I laughed and cried along with Paige, and marveled at the scenery in Scotland. Paige learned about friendship, family, and faith, and so did I. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Laura Jensen Walker's book are always fast read, page turner, hard to put down stories and this one was no exception. I enjoyed reading about Paige's journey to self discovery and finding out her true self. I was afraid at first that this would be the same old story where the child is guilt tripped by the parent to always give in to them. It always pains me to see adult children sacrificing their own lives just to make their parents happy and unable to enjoy their own life. It's one thing for a daughter to be respectful and helpful to her mother. It's quite another thing when she's over 30 and her mother still controls her life. I always hate it how the parent always makes the child feel guilty and that they are being disobedient by not helping out the parent. Luckily this book takes a different spin on the situation and even surprised me with an ending that I had always hoped for and never expected! The trip to Scotland was a dream to read as I have always wanted to go visit. I really felt like I was in the country and experiencing everything Paige was. I was a tad bit disappointed that the book club didn't accompany her as they did in the first book to the France with Chloe. I also appreciated how the book showed that even though Paige was divorced, she was allowed to date again. Sometimes in Christian fiction it seems that once you get divorced, no matter what the circumstances were, it's the kiss of death for any future relationships.Walker's stories are chick lit at their finest. Fun stories that are light, entertaining, and escaping yet thoughtful and provoking at the same time. I wish that I could be a part of the Getaway Girls book club as they seem like the type of friends I would love to be around. I can't wait to see what and where the next book in the series takes us!
I'm a big fan of Laura Jensen Walker's work, both fiction and non-fiction. When I got my own copy of her newest novel, I again saturated myself in another Getaway Girls adventure - Turning the Paige - a real page-turner, to say the least. (Sorry about that cliche.)I absolutely loved this book! Laura writes beautifully and her humor is infectious. Though I had many tasks trying to distract me, I couldn't put the book down until I was finished. Plenty of plot twists helped keep it compelling, even to the last page.As a woman in a care-giving season myself, I could relate to Paige's struggle to do her duty in a loving way. Her mom was a hoot! And so real. It was fun, touching, often pithy, and always delightful. Even if you haven't yet read the first book in the series, be sure and make time for Paige's story. You don't want to miss it!
"Turning the Paige" is the 2nd book in the Getaway Girls series by Laura Jensen Walker. I have read the first book, "Daring Chloe" and enjoyed it so I was looking forward to this one. I was right to be so inclined - this is such a fun series! Here is a group of ladies from different walks of life that all have one thing in common - reading good books. They decide they are all a little too boring though so they start adding a new dimension to their book club - activities. So every month when they read a book they then do an activity that is reminiscent of the book so that they can "live" out the book. For instance, "Around the World in 180 Days" earns itself a balloon ride. It is a clever idea and here in book #2 we are getting up close with Paige, a divorced 35 year old that really wants to have a baby. This is a wonderful chick lit book that is just fun and enjoyable - I'm really looking forward to book #3!