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Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel

by Debbie Macomber

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Delilah
  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
Another great book in the Blossom Street series. I really enjoyed all of the characters and how quickly the book moved. The ending was satisfying as well. I'm sad to see the series end (for now I hope). ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
Although I read it in one day, and I could not put it down, I did not learn from it, nor will I reread it. It seems a little fluffy to me, but it is part of the Blossom St novels where one must meet the same characters. It would be fun to know more about some of them.
Career oriented only, Libby loses her job and must become social. She becomes involved with a 13 year old pregnant girl... ( )
  bereanna | Sep 3, 2015 |
One of Debbie’s best works! Starting Now --returns to Seattle’s Blossom Street to discover what is important in life. A busy estate planning attorney, Libby has spent her entire life trying to make partner at the law firm-with high pressure and long hours, while she ignored her husband and personal life and put off raising a family until her husband left. She continued on this path putting work first. Until one day – she lost her job and now she must start over.

She had no luck in finding a job and became fat with no motivation or personal life. She decided to take up knitting (meeting a mother, her teenage daughter and her friend Ava), volunteer at a hospital rocking babies, joined a gym, renewed her friendship with Robin, and along the way met a doctor which changed her way of thinking about romance and family.

The knitting shop (A Good Yarn) becomes her safe haven—meeting a new family (since she lost her mother as a teen). She befriends Casey’s best friend, Ava, a troubled shy teen who has no family life and later discovers she has no one to turn to except for Libby. When she finds herself pregnant at age 13, Libby takes her under her wing.

She is happy with her freedom from work; however, she has to pay the bills, gets back into the same work routine and leaves all her friends and new lover behind. Then she finds out money does not create happiness. She has to make a choice to which could change her life. An inspiring read!!!!
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
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.

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
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  nordie | May 24, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345528816, Hardcover)

#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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:30 -0400)

After being let go from her competitive, high-pressure Seattle law firm, Libby Morgan reaches out to old friends and spends her afternoons at A Good Yarn, the local knitting store, where she forms close bonds with three women and 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.… (more)

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