Starting Now : A Blossom Street Novel Paperback
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 teenaged 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 11/04/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099563983
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Review by jnut1
This is another Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber. <br/>I enjoyed it but was a little surprised by it.<br/>Libby has always dreamed of making partner in the law firm, she works crazy hours and when she is called into her boss's office she is sure that they will offer her the Partnership, instead she gets laid off and told 'go enjoy life'. <br/>This is how Libby learns to enjoy life and the pleasant surprises and friendships she makes along the way.<br/>As in any good book there is some conflict, joy, sorrow, love, relationships that grow and a few surprises along the way. <br/>
Review by nordie
Number 9 in the Blossom Street series finds Libby out of a job within the first chapter, with her career having cost her a marriage and most friendships.
At a loss as to what to do next, and her job prospects dwindling by the day, she finds the "life" her old mentor told her to seek out - new friendships, a new purpose and a new love.
This is all threatened when her old job comes back to dominate her life and she has to make a choice.
Whilst there is some reference to the previous characters in Blossom Street - Susannah's Garden, Alix the baker etc - it's really only Lydia and Margaret from A Good Yarn who make any lasting appearance in this book.
At 400 pages, I was in two minds as to whether to start it on a Sunday morning, wondering if I could finish it before the weekend was over, but I shouldnt have doubted. I easily finished it within the day.
It's a standard Macomber fare, a nice addition to the Blossom Street canon and a nice read on a hot sunny Sunday but nothing groundbreaking