Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Nowhere, Carolina by Tamara Leigh
Maggie Pickwick is a lifetime away from her days as head cheerleader and the mistakes she made in high school. Twelve years later, this single mom has traded pompoms for an auctioneer’s gavel, popularity for peace and quiet, and strives to be a good example for her daughter Devyn. She’s keeping it together just fine, too—until an old flame moves back to her little North Carolina town.
Renowned artist Reece Thorpe wants nothing to do with Maggie—not after what she did to him in high school—but he might also be Devyn’s father. Fed by her own pride and fear for her daughter’s happiness, Maggie finds herself on a slippery slope of white lies as she attempts to convince Reece that she’s changed. But the truth has a way of making itself known, and now Maggie’s past and present mistakes could ruin her chance at love.
I love a character who's flawed because, face it, we all are. And Maggie has certainly made her share of mistakes. But what matters is that we learn from our mistakes, and Maggie does an excellent job of that also. Or does she? Her tangled web of past deceits is very sticky. Can a blast from her past untangle her mess for a happily-ever-after in the middle of Nowhere?
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars!