Book Review: Starting Now by Debbie Macomber

startingnowFor 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 shouldn’t 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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