Friday, November 6, 2009

Review: Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh


Piper Wick left her hometown of Pickwick, North Carolina, twelve years ago, shook the dust off her feet, ditched her drawl and her family name, and made a new life for herself as a high-powered public relations consultant in LA. She’s even “engaged to be engaged” to the picture-perfect U.S. Congressman Grant Spangler.

Now all of Piper’s hard-won happiness is threatened by a reclusive uncle’s bout of conscience. In the wake of a health scare, Uncle Obadiah Pickwick has decided to change his will, leaving money to make amends for four generations’ worth of family misdeeds. But that will reveal all the Pickwicks’ secrets, including Piper’s.

Though Piper arrives in Pickwick primed for battle, she is unprepared for Uncle Obe’s rugged, blue-eyed gardener. So just who is Axel Smith? Why does he think making amends is more than just making restitution? And why, oh why, can’t she stay on task? With the Lord’s help, Piper is about to discover that although good PR might smooth things over, only the truth will set her free.

This is a great book to curl up in front of a fire and read over the weekend. You'll start to feel the characters from the beginning. I laughed out loud and cried. To me it's one of those books that drawls you in and makes you feel a part of the family. We all know some wacky family members that we'd prefer to forget about...but sometimes family isn't what you remember, especially if it's been awhile. That's what I think happens to Piper in this book. Years ago she ran away and now that she's back she's rediscovering her roots. Very good book! You can get copy for yourself here.

*Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of the book for free for review. The opinion stated above is my own.


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