Monday, November 2, 2009
Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh is the first book in a series about Piper Wick. Piper is a member of the "leading" family in Pickwick, NC. Not that she's proud of that. The family has quite a few members who are a bit, um, unique. In her desire to separate herself from her family she drops the "Pick" from her last name of Pickwick and uses just Wick, works hard to lose her Southern drawl and works her way into a high-powered position as a public relations consultant and finds herself engaged to be engaged to a US Congressman.
And then in the midst of her "new" life she gets a call from her Uncle's attorney. Uncle Obidiah has had some health issues and has decided to "mend his ways and make amends" for the family's misdeeds while he still has the chance.
So Piper returns to Pickwick to put out the fires and save the family name and fortune.
A wonderful cast of characters awaits her - Uncle Obe, attorney Artemis, garden Axel, cousin Maggie, her daughter Devyn, Luc, Bart.
What follows is romance, revelations, and redemption. It's small town life with close family at it's best. Ms. Leigh writes the characters so well that you feel like you could walk out your front door and meet one of them on the street.
And the best news of all is that it is a series. I can't wait for the next book so I can go back to Pickwick, NC and catch up with my newest friends.
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