Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Leaving Carolina Review
Ever run away? Maybe just around the block? Maybe across the country? Have you ever left and stayed gone until forced to return?
Piper Wick left Pickwick NC 12 years earlier and has worked had to leave the dust of the miserable town behind her. Then she’s called home in a manner she can’t avoid. Going home. To some people it’s a welcome event. But to Piper Wick it’s her worst nightmare. All she can focus on is getting there, doing what she has to do and leaving before her life in LA falls apart.
If only life were that simple.
One of the things I love about Tamara Leigh’s books is their wonderful sense of humor. I just read her first CBA novel – Stealing Adda – a couple weeks ago because I so love her style. Leaving Carolina doesn’t have the same sense of fun that’s present in her earlier books. Instead, it has a wonderful feeling of homecoming. And the reality that we have to give others the freedom to grow and change.
There is a rich cast of characters and the book is fully drawn. And there’s romance throughout the pages to keep the pages turning for those who love sweetness and the hope of a happily ever after. I won’t give you any hints of who she ends up with. You’ll have to read Piper’s story for that.