Paige Torn (Paige Alder Series #1)

Paige Torn (Paige Alder Series #1)

by Erynn Mangum


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Paige Alder’s life is suddenly busier than she can handle. With no time for laundry and lucky to grab a cheese stick for dinner, it’s all she can do to get a precious few hours’ sleep. But when she meets attractive and thoughtful Tyler, will there be time for love?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612912981
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Series: Paige Alder Series , #1
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Erynn Mangum is the author of the popular Lauren Holbrook (Miss Match, ReMatch, and Match Point) and Maya Davis (Cool Beans, Latte Daze, and Double Shot) series of books and the recent novel Sketchy Behavior. Her writing can also be found on her personal blog and on Scribble Chicks, a blog for young writers. To find out more about Erynn, go to

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Paige Torn 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing, feel good romance!
NadineTimes10 More than 1 year ago
It seems Paige Alder is so many good things to everyone. But between volunteering at church, wearing various hats at work, and helping her best friend prepare for an anniversary party and subsequent wedding, Paige barely has a minute to herself anymore. When she's got no time to eat right, to make crafts, or to spend with Tyler—this great, new guy she's met—something's got to give in Paige Torn, a novel by author Erynn Mangum. I find it unfitting that this book has been officially categorized and more or less marketed as youth/young adult fiction. YA fiction is about teenagers and teenage problems, isn't it? Given that Paige and her friends are in their twenties, and Paige is dealing with grownup problems, I'd easily classify this book as new adult fiction instead, in all of its chick-lit-ness. And chick lit it is, with the downright funniness to prove it. I had some good, satisfying laughs while running with Paige through her hectic life, even as her hectic life exhausted me. But I did have some time to breathe. Although I wouldn't call the story dull anywhere, it's the kind of read where I can't recall anything too vital or memorable happening in certain chunks of it, but reading those chunks was enjoyable anyway. And the practical faith message is tied nicely into Paige's life, doesn't feel like a lesson unnaturally forced in to make a point. Now, the novel pretty much ends on a cliffhanger, which I don't like. Still, the cliffhanger won't be bullying me into reading on to find out what happens next. I'd already decided less than halfway through the book that I wanted to continue Paige's series. ______________ I received a complimentary copy of this book, for which I've given an honest review, through a publisher's rewards program. I received no monetary compensation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its nice to have a witty and clean romance novel for a change. It is also a non cheesy Christian novel that deals with real problems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reeeeeaaaaaddddd iiiiiitttttt nnnnnnnoooooowwwww! No but seriously, read it. Its very good an inspirational. If I could rate it more stars I would give it infinity stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all Erynn magnum's books. They are easy, fun reads. I don't think that one has to relate to a story to read it. These stories give an opportunity to dream, and teach certain things about leading Christian life and Christian relationships. I do wish Erynn would write atleast one book about these couples after they get married. I think that these are the kind of books young ladies should be reading.
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Ms_Marisa2013 More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a pretty good book, a light, clean read. Enjoyable story, nothing fantastic but not bad at all. 
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
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. A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
Paige is a likeable, busy, people-pleasing, twenty-two-year-old Christian. Unable to say no, she rushes from helping one person to another. She barely has time to eat on the run. She believes she worships by serving and even neglects her Bible study because of her many commitments. Some good church people wrestle with the question, "Is service for God the same as spending time with Him?" The author clearly defines the problem and solves the dilemma. I really liked this part. However, one part that had me groaning aloud with disbelief was when in the space of one and a half hours, Paige takes "a long, hot shower," and takes her "time blow-drying [her] hair and putting on makeup." She then curls her "hair into long, beachy curls" and digs out her sewing machine and sews a skirt, complete with a hem! (248-9) No one could possibly do all of this in such a short period of time. The BIG disappointment is the abrupt ending. The reader is left hanging and the author taunts them to buy the next novel in the series in order to read the "next chapter in Paige Alder's life." Really! I feel gypped. Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Think for my copy.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
To say that Paige Alder is busy is a complete understatement. Aside from the sleep she must be getting between everything she manages to accomplish it seems that her schedule is booked solid. Carrying around a planner is a necessity since without it, I'm not sure where she would likely wind up. In fact, being a single girl with no romantic prospects on her future horizon gives her the excuse to simply say "Yes!" to everything anyone ever asks her to do. From managing her job at the adoption agency dealing with potential parents which average an hour on the phone, she also takes care of all the secretarial work. She is often the first in the office and the last to leave. She fills in her "spare" time volunteering at her church working with high school girls in the youth group, helping out at the food bank, planning not only her best friend Layla's parents anniversary party but also Layla's upcoming wedding in nine short months. Layla's excitement soon carves it's way into every available moment she has to spare. The worst thing she can do is answer her phone which continually rings. Not to mention her pastor's wife who is about to give birth at any moment and they need Paige to fill in until things settle down. Are you kidding me? If anything, Paige Alder to give any would-be procrastinator a solid run for their money when they claim they simply have no time for anything. In the latest novel from author Erynn Mangum, Paige Torn is the perfect title for this over-worked, overly busy, single gal. In fact Paige is so busy she barely has time to get her laundry done and grabs dinner on the go in the way of cheese sticks or simply a rush drive through order at Sonic. For those readers who know what it's like to need just a few more hours in their day, then Paige Alder is definitely some one you can relate to. In fact its a great thing Paige is well known at her local Starbucks because without a caffeine rush, she might just collapse from over exhaustion. I know I felt that way just getting through the novel. I will never again say I don't have time to get things done, after living in Paige's shoes. Yet along the way, Paige begins to realize that proverbial saying, "All work and no play, makes Paige a very dull life indeed." She will need to learn to say No if she ever wants to have a love life and marriage. If not everyone else is due to leave her behind, while she stays too busy to even notice. I received Paige Torn by Erynn Mangum compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Think Publishing for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. This is my first Erynn Mangum novel and I'd rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars. It is definitely perfect for the young adult who is looking for a character that they can identify with, one being a single girl who is looking for love, but finds that staying busy is better than simply waiting around for love to find her. This book is perfect for those "Martha's" from the Bible that are constantly staying busy and wondering where all the time went. This is the first book in the Paige Alder series and you can find it at your local book retailer in paperback and eBook formats.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Paige Can't Say No! Paige Torn is a busy girl, working full-time for an adoption agency, teaching Sunday school, working with the girls in youth group, and volunteering for various other church activities when asked. Her best friend recently became engaged, and wants Paige involved in all of the planning for her fall wedding. Paige is already helping plan a wedding anniversary party for her friend's parents, and making all the arrangements for the adoption agency's annual fund raiser. There's a new guy working with the boys in youth group at her church, and he'd like to get to know Paige, but Paige has no time for him. She's lucky to grab a string cheese for dinner! Her inability to say "no" to anyone is taking its toll. This is a sweet story of young people growing up and finding their places in life. Paige has not learned to say "no" to anyone yet, and the stress is getting to her. She has even missed out on her bible reading and devotion time. It's a trap that many of us get caught up in, and being a people pleaser comes very easily to many of us. We want to help others, sometimes at our own expense, but as Paige is about to learn, she has to draw the line somewhere. I enjoyed this easy read. It was light and enjoyable with a great Christian influence and self examination and prioritization are valuable lessons. Disclaimer: I was given an advanced reader copy of this book by Wynn-Wynn Media for the express purpose of my honest review. All opinions expressed are mine and I was given no monetary compensation for this review.