Title: Restless in Carolina
Author: Tamara Leigh
Review: This book started out a bit slow and confusing, but then picked up speed and I liked where it was going. The author had many cute, quirky moments where the story really yanked you in. I wish the whole book had been that way, but for every pull something in the dialog or setting pushed you back out.
The characters were interesting and Bridget was likeable most of the time, but like anyone who is polarized one direction, this being Green, you get tired of the agenda they have for everything they do. JC seemed uninterested then turned completely around then back again, I felt like he was too wishy washy for a good leading man.
I think this book made many great attempts at humor and love, but I felt it fell flat more often than not. Maybe I expected too much from this best-selling author.
If you enjoy Christian romance this may be for you, no sex, but lots of sexual tension.
Publisher: Published July 19th 2011 by MultnomahBooks.
Quick Review: 3 Stars out of 5.
Why I Read it: I belong to Blogging for Books and this looked like something I would like to read and review.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the publisher, free of charge for a review like any book we receive from a publisher or author.
Synopsis: 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.
Author Biography: Tamara Leigh is the best-selling author of Perfecting Kate and Stealing Adda, and in 2008, Splitting Harriet was awarded the ACFW Book of the Year award. Tamaras first seven novels were written for the secular market and earned awards and became national bestsellers, but she was dissatisfied that the stories were not God-honoring. In 2003, she determined to write books that more directly represented her faith. Tamara and her husband, David, live with their two sons in Tennessee.