The final installment of the Paige Alder series will make readers feel like they’re having much-needed girl time. Mangum’s skill at writing dialogue draws readers into each scene. The message that unchurched characters have more problems than those of faith seems simplistic, but overall this story is enjoyable and fun to read.
Twenty-three-year-old Paige Alder has figured a few things out: She’s bonding with her long-lost sister and settling into her busy new job as the church’s youth intern. But her love life has taken a nosedive. Her boyfriend Tyler hasn’t been acting like himself ever since he saw Paige hugging her ex-boyfriend, Luke. Tyler is also holding onto a secret from his past that may not be easy for Paige to forgive. (TYNDALE, Apr., 336 pp., $14.99)