This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite
Pages by Kathy Weyer is set in San Diego and tells the suspenseful story of ninety-plus-year-old Iris Anderson and her driver Jade Robinson. When Iris passed away, she bequeathed to Jade her residence and all its contents, bringing unwanted attention to Jade. The only caveat is that Jade provides full support and aid to Iris’s nasty friend Helen Sullivan for the length of Helen’s life. Together with writer Robert Graham, Jade opens a store called Pages at Heritage Art Park, a community of houses now coming together as an art colony. Jade opens her home to Lupe, Ellen, and other abused women seeking refuge. Jade’s past is haunting her and she’s afraid but somehow intrigued by a stranger, Paul Walker, who may reveal her secrets.
Pages is an engrossing story and author Kathy Weyer does a superb job of conveying Jade’s thoughts, emotions, and witty humor. Iris’s home and the houses at Heritage Art Park are beautifully described, each with its own style and décor. The characters come to life as Jade makes her way through a spider’s web of secrets while surprising herself with her ability to make friends and help women in need. The story is smooth-flowing, easy to relate to, and a comfortable read. Kathy highlights the plight of abused women and children, giving the reader food for thought. I mostly enjoyed Jade’s adaptation to her newfound wealth and freedom while retaining her natural style and personality. All-round, a great novel and highly recommended to all ages.