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Read past the first chapter...or you'll regret it,
This review is from: Restless in Carolina: A Novel (Southern Discomfort) (Paperback)Green. That is what means the most to tree-hugging Bridget Pickwick Buchanan. After losing the love of her life and husband several years ago, Bridget at the young age of 33, has withdrawn into her self and won't even say the words "Happily Ever After" (HEA). There is no such thing. It's a myth. Well, at least for her it is.
So she sinks all her time and devotion into their family estate and her garden center. It must be sold, but Bridget is determined not to let just any ol' developer buy it. No, she wants someone who is "green", dedicated to preserving the land and giving back.
So, she straightens her dreads and dons the high heels, hoping to impress the uppity but high energy eco-friendly developer, J.C. Dirk. She barges into his office in Atlanta and what follows is a story that will have you laughing until tears stream down your face.
Or at least it did me.
I must admit, when I first started this book, I wasn't very fond of the first chapter. I had a hard time relating to Bridget, even though I'm a greenie myself, without the dreads of course. :) However, once I read past that first chapter and I started understanding what made her tick, I was too engrossed in the story to put it down.
I loved the way the author weaved the eco-friendly ideas in with the plot. It was engaging, funny and had just enough tension, (okay a lot of tension) and romance to keep me glued to the chair.
I got this book from Multonomah Publishers in exchange for my honest review. (thanks, y'all!) I chose this book because of my own personal connection with healing the land and environment and living responsibility as every good Christian should.
Don't worry though, it's not preachy - neither on the relationship with Jesus nor on the environmental front. It has just enough of both to make it a great story.