Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Review: Starting Now by Debbie Macomber

Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel (Blossom Street #9)

#1 New York Times bestselling author 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.



I love Macomber and her ability to write a story that makes us want to go out and do better. Libby is a workaholic, who after she nearly gives up her social and love life to gain partnership at the law firm where she works, is suddenly let go.  Forced to reevaluate her life she stumbles into a knitting store and everything changes.  Macomber writes well developed characters that you root for.  She leaves you feeling like you made friends with the characters in her books.  Starting Now is one of those reads that makes you believe in starting over, love and friendship in all its glory!  4 stars!


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