Paige Torn by Erynn Mangum is the first book in the Paige Alder Series.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Everyone knows they can count on Paige Alder. But between volunteering at church, putting in overtime at work, and helping her best friend plan an anniversary party, she's lucky to grab a cheese stick for dinner. Paige can't even remember the last time she had a few minutes to relax or dig into God's Word. Then she meets laid-back Tyler, an attractive, Jesus-loving guy. Will he be able to help Paige get her priorities on track?
I have never read anything by Erynn Mangum but is going to change. While this is considered a young adult novel, I really enjoyed it and adults will enjoy the story as well.
The character of Paige Alder is a delight to read and the book explains very realistically a typical life of a Christian twenty something year old. Not that everyone has this type of life but I know so many people that live like Paige does. Basically Paige can't say no to anything. Not that what she does is bad, but it is running her into the ground in every aspect of her life. The dialogue is excellent and well written. I was very amused by some of the scenes and really couldn't put the book down. While there is not a "deep" story line or romantic "happily ever after" this is just a good honest book. The ending took me by surprise and abruptly ends, which has me wanting to read the next book right away.
I loved this book and am going on a search to find more by this author!
"I received this book from CFBA for free in exchange for an honest review."
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A few things about her: So, if we were having this conversation in person, we would probably be hanging out at Starbucks or one of the cute coffeehouses in town. I’m nuts about all things coffee, I’m crazy about all things pink and girly, and I love, love, love the Food Network! I’m married to my best friend and the most amazing guy ever, Jon. He is amiable toward coffee, does not like anything pink or girly and tolerates the Food Network. So, we make a good match! In July 2010, we became parents to one of the funniest, cutest, sweetest little guys in the whole world (and nope, we aren’t biased at all!), our Nater-Tot, who is legally known as Nathan. Most days, I’m cleaning up messes, making goofy faces, trying to fit some writing in, and just LOVING the life that God has given me!