Leaving Liberty is my first Virginia Carmichael book. I got it free on Prime. I really like the whole save-the-library idea in the book. I also liked how the author worded certain phrases throughout the story. She always seemed to have more original wording for ordinary situations. However, that is where the freshness stops.
Daisy and her love interest the policeman Lane were quite ordinary characters with nothing spectacular about them. The book as a whole was quite lackluster. There were a few cute moments, and I smiled a couple times, but nothing too hilarious. I was very surprised at how extremely mediocre this book was. It was quite dull with the expected happy ending. Both Daisy and Lane seemed to lack depth, just as the plot did. The author could have gone so much more deeper into the more emotional aspects of the novel, but failed to do so. As a result, Leaving Liberty is just an ordinary, ho-hum type of novel.
In the beginning, I thought that maybe the book would go back in time to when Daisy had been a little girl. But it never did that. If it had, it would have been deeper and fuller. It was somewhat funny and--as I said--the author can turn a pretty phrase, but there is nothing too special about Leaving Liberty.
I give Leaving Liberty three out of five stars.