Although a womanizing bachelor who wasn't close to Paige's family, her Uncle Maxwell agrees to take in his niece and raise her. As she waits for her uncle to arrive, Paige develops a bond with Gladys, a black nurse's aide who becomes an integral part of her life. The story moves on and we journey with Paige and Maxwell to Europe, as they search for their past and a lost family member. The WWII and holocaust history is fascinating, as is the more current descriptions of the Chicago area.
Eisenberg does an excellent job in character development in this book. Paige's strength is amazing, and I loved watching the relationships develop between characters. There is more to Gladys than first meets the eye too, and this lends an interesting twist to a story that will definitely catch your heart as you get to know this makeshift family.
I am trying to write this review without telling the story, because my enjoyment came in pealing the layers one by one. If you enjoy historical novels, coming of age stories, mysteries or just great writing, Protecting Paige should be your next read.
Publisher - Studio House Literary
Date of Publication - January 1, 2016