Friday, July 15, 2011
Restless in Carolina Book Review
SUMMARY: She's all about going green. Could he be her white knight - or will he make her see red?
Tree-huggin', animal-lovin' Bridget Pickwick-Buchanan is on a mission. Well, two. First she has to come to terms with being a widow at thirty-three. After all, it's been four years and even her five-year-old niece and nephew think it's time she sheds her widow's weeds. Second, she needs to find a buyer for her family's estate - a Biltmore-inspired mansion surrounded by hundreds of acres of unspoiled forestland. With family obligations forcing the sale, Bridget is determined to find an eco-friendly developer to buy the land, someone who won't turn it into single-family homes or a cheesy theme park.
Enter J.C. Dirk, a high-energy developer from Atlanta whose green property developments have earned him national acclaim. When he doesn't return her calls, Bridget decides a personal visit is in order. Unfortunately, J.C. Dirk is neither amused nor interested when she interrupts his meeting - until she mentions her family name. In short order, he finds himself in North Carolina, and Bridget has her white knight - in more ways than one. But the things Bridget doesn't know about J.C. could mean the end of everything she's worked for...and break her heart.
REVIEW: This book is awesome and a must read! I love Bridget. She is awesome! I like how she stands firm in her beliefs regarding protecting the environment and doesn't compromise, even though it means it is harder to find a buyer for the family estate. I admire Bridget and the other family membes that help Uncle Obe right the wrongs done by their family over many generations. Even though Uncle Obe is unable to find one particular family he wants to make restitution to, he is determined to make things right and does follow through when they are found.
Restless in Carolina is the third book in the Southern Discomfort series. Having read the first one, Leaving Carolina, I was familiar with some of the characters. After reading this book, the second book Nowhere, Carolina is now on my "to read" list.
This book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah for review without compensation.
Tamara Leigh began her writing career in 1994 and is the best-selling author of more than a dozen novels, including Splitting Harriet (ACFW Book of the Year winner and RITA Award finalist), Faking Grace (RITA Award Finalist), and Leaving Carolina. A former speech and language pathologist, Tamara enjoys time with her family, faux painting, and reading. She lives with her husband and their sons in Tennessee and can be found at www.tamaraleigh.com.