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She once vowed never to come home and he's vowed never to leave.

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, friends, family,, 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.
Nothing can go wrong with this plan... Only that she's renting Lane's cabin, he's winning her heart, her dad wants to reconcile, and it just won't stop raining.
By the time the river jumps the banks, there's a whole lot more drama going in Liberty than a spring flood. The town pulls together to save the library, the quilt holds a startling secret, and two young people in love must decide if NEVER really means FOREVER.
Daisy and Lane discover together that true love happens when you least expect it and you should 'never say never' in Liberty.

If you enjoyed this book, be sure to check out my other works under the pen name Mary Jane Hathaway.
The Pepper in the Gumbo, Cane River Romance Book One (October 2014)
These Sheltering Walls, Cane River Romance Book Two (May 2015)
Only Through Love, Cane River Romance Book Three (July 2015)
A Star to Steer By, Cane River Romance Book Four (October 2015)
The Boundless Deep, Cane River Romance Book Five (March 2016)
When Winter Comes Again, Cane River Romance Book Six (Jan 2017)

Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits (2013)
Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili-Slaw Dogs (2013)
Persuasion, Captain Wentworth and Cracklin' Cornbread (2014)

More books under the pen name Virginia Carmichael:
All the Blue of Heaven (2013)
Purple Like the West (2014)
Golden Is the Sand (2017)
Season of Joy (2012)
Season of Hope (2013)
A Home for Her Family (2014)


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Used availability for Virginia Carmichael's Leaving Liberty

Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Leaving Liberty: A Christian Romance
Author(s): Mary Jane Hathaway, Virginia Carmichael
Publisher: Gumbo Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA