Monday, July 18, 2011

Blogging for Books: Restless in Carolina

Restless in Carolina by Tamara Leigh

From the back cover:

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 shed 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 there are things Bridget doesn’t know about J. C., and it could mean the end of everything she’s worked for…and break her heart.

Bridget Pickwick-Buchanan is a widowed, opossum toting, tree hugger who is trying to save her aging uncle's property from being turned into an industrial park. Atlanta eco-friendly developer J.C. Dirk just might have the solution for her family's property, but can she trust this Atlanta city-slicker?

This book started off a little slow, but I'm glad I stuck with it and made it past the first few chapters. This book is full of quirky characters, especially those Pickwicks, that keep this book alive and interesting. I kind of figured out where the story was going part way through, but I still found the book thoroughly interesting as it played out. The book is Contemporary, Christian fiction, but I found the religious aspect to be pretty non-demoninational, making this "Christian" book enjoyable, and maybe even relatable to many.

Overall this book was well written, the characters were interesting and I really enjoyed this read.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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