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.
About the Author
Tamara Leigh is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including Leaving Carolina, Faking Grace, Perfecting Kate, and award-winning Splitting Harriet. A former speech and language pathologist in the public school system, Leigh published her first novel in 1994, and she made her inspirational chick-lit debut in 2006 with Stealing Adda. Leigh lives with her husband and two sons in Tennessee.
Praise for Nowhere, Carolina…
“Nowhere, Carolina is a delightful tale that explores the beauty of truth and the freedom found in God’s plans for all of us. I always enjoy Tamara Leigh’s plucky and down-to-earth heroines, and Maggie Pickwick is no exception. This book was a pleasure to read, and I enjoyed it from beginning to end!”
—Marlo Schalesky, author of If Tomorrow Never Comes and the Christy award–winning Beyond the Night
“Tamara Leigh draws you in with a tale of small-town charm, the pursuit of love, and the life-changing power of letting go. The heart-gripping themes and delightful characters of Nowhere, Carolina will have you turning the pages.”
—Jenny B. Jones, award-winning author of Just Between You and Me and So Not Happening
“Tamara Leigh’s Nowhere, Carolina is just plain fun, Southern style. The characters are quirky and unusual without going overboard, and topping it all off is a sweet, genuine romance. I'm looking forward to reading more.”
—DeAnna Julie Dodson, author of In Honor Bound, By Love Redeemed, and To Grace Surrendered
“Thanks to Nowhere, Carolina, I’m a Tamara Leigh fan for life! With the perfect blend of humor and heart, Nowhere, Carolina draws back the curtain on the mysterious mix of past mistakes, parental love, and the redemptive hand of God, showing that change is possible and hope is healing.”
—Amy Wallace, author of Enduring Justice