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My Story for His Glory

Review: Paige Torn by Erynn Mangum June 27, 2013

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 1:40 pm
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This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

Paige Torn
Think (May 1, 2013)
by

Erynn Mangum

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!

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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Paige Torn, go HERE.
My Thoughts:

I really wanted to like this book more than I did. It sounded like a fun, light read.

Unfortunately, I had trouble connecting with the main character and finding the point to the story. I felt like there was just so much going on, which might be the point, that I couldn’t focus on the story.

Paige is an extremely busy young lady, as many of us can relate to. She seems to be a people pleaser, which does resonate with me. But still I just couldn’t connect with this story.

It could be because she is very young, but that hasn’t been a problem for me in other books. There were also some writing style things that kind of distracted me. Lots of conversations happened that someone would say something and then another person would ask a question misunderstanding what was being said. This happened often. I can understand that being one character’s quirk but not every character’s.

That being said, I do think a lot of people would enjoy this book, but this wasn’t the book for me. With as many books that I read there are bound to be some I don’t connect with and this was just one of them.

You can grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Christianbook.com.

You can visit Erynn’s website here.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.

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