Heritage Art Park Series, Book 3

Fiction - Womens
268 Pages
Reviewed on 12/26/2021
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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.