About the book:
Piper Wick left her hometown of Pickwick , North Carolina , twelve years ago, shook the dust off her feet, ditched her drawl and her family name, and made a new life for herself as a high-powered public relations consultant in LA. She’s even “engaged to be engaged” to the picture-perfect U.S. Congressman Grant Spangler.
Now all of Piper’s hard-won happiness is threatened by a reclusive uncle’s bout of conscience. In the wake of a health scare, Uncle Obadiah Pickwick has decided to change his will, leaving money to make amends for four generations’ worth of family misdeeds. But that will reveal all the Pickwicks’ secrets, including Piper’s.
Though Piper arrives in Pickwick primed for battle, she is unprepared for Uncle Obe’s rugged, blue-eyed gardener. So just who is Axel Smith? Why does he think making amends is more than just making restitution? And why, oh why, can’t she stay on task? With the Lord’s help, Piper is about to discover that although good PR might smooth things over, only the truth will set her free.
Leaving Carolina is a wonderful start to the Southern Discomfort series. There is a great southern flavor to the book. The characters and plot are interesting. The main theme is one of forgiveness. There is a little romance for the main character Piper but not much.It does not seem like a chick lit book but more a contemporary story. While this book is good it is not my favorite Tamara Leigh book. I look forward to reading the next book in the series and discovering more about Piper's cousin Maggie and Devyon. Recommended.
Thank you to Waterbrook Multnomah a division of Random House publishing group for the review copy.