Friday, August 5, 2011

Restless In Carolina by Tamara Leigh

Losing her husband catapulted Bridget Pickwick-Buchanan into a grief-filled life. Four years later, it seems everyone around her is in a relationship, but her true undoing is a persistent little niece who just wants to read a happily-ever-after book. After a confrontation with her sister, Bridget takes the first steps toward a new life: removing the wedding band and a mini-makeover. In an effort to help her uncle sell the family mansion, Bridget approaches property developer J. C. Dirk. J.C. is known for his green developments and he just might be her answer to more than one problem. With family obligations forcing the sale, time is of the essence. Will Bridget and J.C. reach an understanding? Will he take possession of her heart as well as the land? Bridget's life is about to be a lot more interesting.

Restless in Carolina by Tamara Leigh is the third book in her Carolina series. I haven't read the other two books and this one did well as a stand-alone. I appreciated the “green” theme in the book. It wasn't overdone in a fanatical way, but it was a prevalent statement about respecting and preserving the earth. I am happy to say that this book was not as predictable as I thought it might be from the synopsis on the back cover. Leigh throws in a few twists which contribute tension to the plot. Bridget's faults and unique personality make her an endearing character. The imagery of a woman with dreadlocks, in a stiff bridesmaid dress, standing barefoot in the middle of the road ,stuck with me the entire time I was reading the book.

Fans of contemporary romance who enjoy sweet, light stories will enjoy this book.

You can read the first chapter on my post for the FIRST Wild Card Tour.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher as part of FIRST Wild Card Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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