The Clayburn series is not a series that has captured my attention in a good way. Leaving November basically tells the same old story we've already heard a thousand times before.
It tells the story of a man and a woman (there's something new) who grew up in the small town of Clayburn and have now returned after being unsuccessful in the world. The two of them are thrown together in a seemingly copycatish way. She owns a coffee shop; he owns an art gallery; their shops are close together; end of story.
There's nothing really interesting about this book. Nothing makes it stand out from any other book like it. The characters are average; the setting boring and unoriginal. I just don't understand what makes authors want to always copy each other and write the same old things.
But I've read better things from Raney, like Beneath a Southern Sky. I know she can do better, this just is not it.
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