Review: Loving Liberty by Belinda Boring
Liberty Montgomery is many things:
A dutiful daughter.
Easy to manipulate.
But secretly she wants more.
For years, Liberty has dreamed of a life filled with opportunities—a life where she makes the decisions, living by her own rules. Unfortunately, her parents have other plans for her, ones that involve her submission and total obedience. Every attempt to break free from their control is met with threats, leaving her feeling trapped. Just when all seems hopeless, Liberty meets Oliver Nichols. With just two words, be brave, he stirs up her secret longings for more . . . friendship, fun, and independence. He almost has her believing her dreams are possible. However, taking a stand can be terrifying when you’ve spent your entire life pleasing others.
Are some chances worth taking? What would she risk for freedom?
This is my first book by Belinda Boring and I found it to be a quick, refreshing read. Liberty was relate-able, actually I think she was one of the most relate-able characters I have ever come across. I think this is because I can relate to overbearing, controlling, manipulative parents. Then there is Oliver, he is the definition of sweet, self-less, and patient. This book is about finding yourself when everyone around you is defining you as something else. Its about finding yourself, standing up to bullies, and taking pride in who you want to be. I read this book in one sitting, it was quick, enjoyable, and an overall easy read.