Starting Now

Starting Now

Book - 2013
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Debbie Macomber returns to Seattle's beloved Blossom Street in this heartfelt tale of friendship, renewal, and discovering what's truly important in life.

For years Libby Morgan dreamed only of making partner in her competitive, high-pressure law firm. She sacrificed everything for her career--her friends, her marriage, her chance at creating a family. When her boss calls Libby into his office, she assumes it will finally be good news, but nothing can prepare her for the shocking reality: She's been let go and must rebuild her entire life . . . starting now.

With no job prospects in sight, Libby reaches out to old friends and spends her afternoons at A Good Yarn, the local knitting store. There she forms a close bond with Lydia, the sweet-natured shop owner; Lydia's spirited teenage daughter, Casey; and Casey's best friend, Ava, a shy yet troubled girl who will shape Libby's future in surprising and profound ways.

As A Good Yarn becomes a second home--and the women a new kind of family--Libby relishes the different person she's become. She even finds time for romance with a charming and handsome doctor who seems to be her perfect match. But just as everything is coming together, Libby must make a choice that could forever change the life she holds so dear.

Warmly told and richly textured, Starting Now is filled with the promise of new beginnings and the unending delights of companionship and love.

Praise for Starting Now

"Debbie Macomber is undoubtedly among America's favorite authors [with] a masterful gift of creating tales that are both mesmerizing and inspiring. . . . Her Blossom Street characters seem as warm and caring as beloved friends."-- Wichita Falls Times Record News

"There is a reason that legions of Macomber fans ask for more Blossom Street books. They fully engage her readers as her characters discover happiness, purpose, and meaning in life."-- Booklist (starred review)

"Macomber understands the often complex nature of a woman's friendships, as well as the emotional language women use with their friends."-- New York Journal of Books
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780345528810
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 25 cm


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helloon305 Jun 04, 2014

Very good read from Blossom Street series.

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Jun 28, 2014

Too lengthy for a storyline that was simple and predictable. Guess it would suit some readers but I raced thru it knowing it would all turn out good.

helloon305 Jun 04, 2014

Very good read from Blossom Street series.

lhkara Oct 10, 2013

Not one of her better Blossom Street books. Totally predictable.

Jul 20, 2013

Once again, Debbie wows with her Blossom Street novels. There are several points in this book that I felt so bad for Libby. The struggles she went through are so telling and relatable to anyone who's been out of work or can't find a job. But she also allows for help in the form of friends and a love interest. Hope is always there and I love Debbie's message of not giving up.

LaughingOne May 20, 2013

Macomber's Blossom Street novels are some of my favourites of her books. Set in Seattle, the fictional Blossom Street houses shops and cafes that are inviting and have characters who could be me and my friends working and shopping there. I enjoyed this latest Blossom Street novel, although I agree it is not quite as strong as some of the others. An enjoyable read.

May 18, 2013

Pretty good Blossom Street novel. I enjoyed others in the series more but worth reading if you love this author.

Apr 14, 2013

Really enjoyed this book! I have read all the author's other Blossom Street series. One does not have to be familiar with the other stories to loose themselves in this storyline, though it is a nice tie in to previous books. I recommend it to any Debbie Macomber fan.


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