Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On My Nightstand - Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh

Piper Wick left Pickwick, North Carolina at the age of 18 and never looked back. As a successful PR representative, she set her life on course to marry well. A phone call from her Uncle Obadiah's lawyer puts a crimp in her plans.

Will her cousins, uncle, and the handsome gardener rearrange her thinking about Pickwick and her relationships? Piper fights to maintain her L.A. persona and keep from slipping into her southern drawl.

Author, Tamara Leigh, uses humor and a deft hand painting some hilarious scenes. Will Piper overcome her not-so-happy childhood memories and gain the acceptance she's always wanted?

Don't miss this piece of Contemporary Fiction laced with a bit of Chick Lit flavor. I'm ready to sample Tamara's other books after meeting this delightful cast of characters.

24 comments:

Jessica said...

Erk! So many books, so little time. Again, this is an author I've heard of and want to try out, just haven't had the chance yet.
Sounds cute!

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the review! May need to add this one to my stack of books to read:)
Blessings,
Karen

Shmologna said...

I just critiqued a Chapter for a book set in North Carolina. The Carolinas are coming up a lot - I even mention NC in my current WIP.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Hang in there. Sometime in February, I'll be doing an interview and giveaway with Tamara Leigh. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

My stack is growing, and I keep seeing new books I want to read. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shmologna -

I've seen a number of historicals, as well as this contemporary, set in the south. I enjoy the variety of settings the U.S. provides.

I think authors tend to choose settings that resonate with their own lives.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jill Kemerer said...

I love the name Piper. Intriguing...

Thanks!

destrella said...

Sounds good. Love lots of humor in books! :O)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jill -

The author created some engaging characters. I think you'd enjoy this book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

There's a scene where she's got a craving for a particular food. Quite funny!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

I really need to check her out. Thanks for this recommendation!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I think you'd enjoy her writing. As I said earlier, watch for an interview toward the end of February. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Jeanette Levellie said...

I'm glad you said this was humorous, because I had a hard time with the name Piper Wick in the town of Pickwick. I thought, "You can't be serious."

kristen said...

Totally agree with Jessica. There are too many fantastic books out there. How in the world do we read all of them?!!:)
Thanks for the great review, Susan!!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

The cover sure has a chick-lit feel doesn't it? Sounds like a fun read to me.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

The book has a humorous side, which enhances the more serious theme. Parts of it were hilarious to me, but I don't know if will strike everyone's funny bone.

There's also a nice romance sandwiched in there. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I hear you. Between trying to read fiction and researching for my next manuscript, it's no wonder I had a headache this week.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Eileen -

Those high heels look great, but I'd probably break something major if I tried walking in them. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Sharon Ball said...

This book sounds so fun. I love it when writers know how to use humor in their storytelling.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sharon-

Tamara knows how to create eccentric, fun characters.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Maria I. Morgan said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the review. God bless!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Maria -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm working on an interview and giveaway with Tamara Leigh right now. It will be up the end of February.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Donnell said...

Sounds like a wonderful feel good read, and who doesn't love to laugh. Thanks for telling us about Tamara Leigh, Susan ;)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Donnell -

Welcome to my blog! It's always nice to see a Facebook friend. :)

Blessings,
Susan