Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh

This is a Christian fiction book about a woman named Piper Wick, formerly Pickwick.  Piper gets a call from her Uncle Obediah's lawyer.  He is going to change his will and out all the family's indiscretions. Piper and her mother were treated very badly by the Pickwicks and they left town when she was a teenager. Why are they expecting her to fix this problem? It is her Christian duty to help so she leaves her PR business in LA and comes back to North Carolina. Will she get along with the family that treated her so badly when she was a child?

From goodreads:
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.

Click here for an excerpt.

Pages: 370
Published: 2009

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