Monday, November 2, 2009

Blog Tour: Leaving Carolina

*My headache and I, as well as my AppleBlossom bring this post to you directly from the Arlington Public Library.*

Leaving Carolina: A Novel (Southern Discomfort, #1)

A new series from Tamara Leigh brings us the first novel from the Southern Discomfort Series.

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.

Purchase from Random House Waterbrook Multnomah

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601421664
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601421661
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1 inches

My review:
*sigh of contentment* I do enjoy a good book by Tamara Leigh, she's quite the down to earth entertainer. Now after reading this story of Piper Pickwick in "Leaving Carolina", I really want to go back to my TBR shelf and find "Faking Grace", because I'm pretty sure I have a copy out there. Hmm... This book is full of family secrets, but so much more than that, it is a story of acknowledging and owning up to mistakes and sins and moving appropriately beyond them with forgiveness and admittance. Each page is filled with a pull to turn to the next page and finish the next chapter to read the continuing whit. The personality of our main character Piper is priceless and sets one to giggling and grinning as well as a bit of snickering here and there. The romance is blush-worthy and brings forth a sly grin to any reader. This is a fun loving book of entertainment, but also so much more as real lessons are brought forth in the twist of tales. I highly recommend this read, and personally cannot wait for more from Tamara. As this is my first of her novels that I have read cover to cover I need more. With that said, I'm exceptionally looking forward to the summer of 2010 to find more in The Next Adventure of Maggie and Devyn!!

Oh and seeing now that Tamara and her family live in Tennessee. Me too! Where is she!?!
Here visitors will see all of the different options where they can purchase these books online.

Leaving Carolina

*This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.*

~ Margaret (MJ) Chind of Georgia, now to be in Tennessee
Enginerd's wife and Mama to AppleBlossom (July 2009 8 lbs 2.3oz)
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough, or a book long enough to suit me." -C.S. Lewis

*My headache and I, as well as my AppleBlossom bring this post to you directly from the Arlington Public Library.*

Update: The maintenance guy came yesterday and cut out a part of the brick so now the wires are accessible. Now an electrician was suppose to come today. As of yet, has not... so... still no internet at home.

3 comments and creative thoughts:

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

If you liked this one, you might want to try Splitting Harriet by Tamara. I read it last year, and it was just as fabulous as this one.

Sheila Deeth said...

I like her books too. This one sounds fun. Good luck with wires and internet.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

This one sounds so good. Great review. I really need to track down a copy.

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