Reviewed by Leslie Granier
A Page Out of Life focuses on the types of relationships people have with their families, their friends, and themselves. The main characters are women who are at different stages of their lives. Ashley is a young mother who is overwhelmed with four children. Libby is struggling to help her adult son who is facing legal troubles. Tara, on the other hand, is single and longing to have a family. Brought together through a scrapbooking club, these women find they have other things in common and each becomes an important source of strength and inspiration for the others.
This book provides an easy and enjoyable reading experience. The main characters are well-developed and likeable. Each reader should be able to connect with at least one character because their stories revolve mainly around everyday occurrences in life. Prepare for an outpouring of emotions. There were times when I laughed and times I was close to tears. I enjoyed how the author took me through the thought processes of the characters as they were making important decisions about their futures. Doing this helped make the characters seem more real to me.
A Page Out of Life offers two important messages for its readers. First, everyone has the ability to contribute something to help another person in need. Small acts of kindness, even if it is listening to someone’s problems or offering to babysit for their children, are often rewarded with large amounts of gratitude. The second message is to accept yourself for who you are and do not allow others to judge you. If you want to make changes in your life then you should, but it must be done for the right reasons.
A Page Out of Life is a well-written story that will touch the hearts of its readers. Kathleen Reid has created credible characters whose paths crossed through a hobby about which they are passionate. I am looking forward to her future works.
Armchair Interviews says: Wonderful story, well-told
Author’s Web site: http://www.KathleenReid.com