Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BLOG TOUR - Leaving Liberty by Virginia Carmichael

Leaving Liberty by Virginia Carmichael
Publication date: July 1st 2013
Genres: Adult, Romance

At eighteen, Daisy McConnell left Liberty, Colorado and never looked back. The only bright spot in a childhood of neglect and loneliness was the town librarian, Marie. Now settled as a teacher in sunny Fresno, Daisy does her best to forget everything about Liberty including her drunk father, her MIA mother, and the town she hated with every beat of her heart.

Lane Bennett’s life as a small town cop is pretty close to perfect. He’s got his dog, a pretty date when he needs one, and plenty of time to fish on the weekends. No other place can compare to his hometown and he’s happy to devote his life to keeping the folks of Liberty safe. When Marie passes away, Lane knows one of the best parts about living in Liberty is gone, along with the old Carnegie library. It needs repairs the city can’t afford and the city managers won’t pay the new flood insurance. It’s too bad, but safety comes first.

When Daisy comes home for Marie’s funeral and hears the only safe place she knew as a child is going to close, she refuses to let it happen. She hatches a plan to save the old library, run the summer reading program, and keep Marie’s legacy alive.

She once vowed never to come home and he’s vowed never to leave. Daisy and Lane discover together that true love happens when you least expect it and you should never say never in Liberty.

I love me some small town drama! LOL! This book may have been out last year but it's a totally new book to me and I loved it! 

The characters were fantastic and relatable. As frustrated as I was with Lane at times did not deter from his swoon worthy status. I did like the tit for tat that happened between him and Daisy. Can you say chemistry?

I like alot about what the book represents but I'm not gonna spoil it. I always love a novel that takes the characters home. Runs them down memory lane even if the memories aren't that great. I like the twists that were put into this story. It's a feel good mixed with an angsty heartfelt and I liked that. It all centers around saving something that is special to Daisy and I love that it's a library! One of my favorite places in my small town is the Carnegie Library! I'd fight for it too!

This is really a good romance read and it's clean too but still super swoontastic! If you are looking for that this is a great book for you. 

Virginia was born near the Rocky Mountains and although she has traveled around the world, the wilds of Colorado run in her veins. A big fan of the wide open sky and all four seasons, she believes in embracing the small moments of everyday life. A home schooling mom of six young children who rarely wear shoes, those moments usually involve a lot of noise, a lot of mess, or a whole bunch of warm cookies. Virginia holds degrees in Linguistics and Religious Studies from the University of Oregon. She lives with her habanero-eating husband, Crusberto, who is her polar opposite in all things except faith. They’ve learned to speak in short-hand code and look forward to the day they can actually finish a sentence. In the meantime, Virginia thanks God for the laughter and abundance of hugs that fill her day as she plots her next book.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me on your blog and I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!