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Thursday, August 4, 2011
Restless In Carolina
By Tamara Leigh
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.
Tamara Leigh has done it again. I don't read conventional romances - only religious romance fiction. I wondered about this book because of the "swooning" review comment on the back of it but I absolutely loved it. The story is told from Bridget's point of view and the character depth is very good. You empathize with her because she is still willingly mourning her loss and she blames God and herself. She has to learn to forgive in order to learn to love again. You will probably figure out the J C's secret before it's actually written but you want to read each and every page to see how these two lost individuals come to terms with their pasts so that they can be free. This book is a fun, quick summer read and I finished it in three days (and I work full time and have two children). You will love this book!!
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