Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review Starting Now by: Debbie Macomber

Title: Starting Now
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 338
Format: ebook
Source: NetGalley


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.

My Thoughts: 

Libby Morgan is having a very bad day when she gets fired due to down sizing with lawyers.  Libby is stunned she thought she was moving up in the world.  Having divorced her husband some time ago as he wanted children and she wasn't ready to step up and be a parent yet.

Now jobless she finds herself going to A Good Yarn and picking up a old habit that she did with her mother before she died.

Libby also connects with Dr. Stone who assumes when she shows up with two girls delivering caps for infants that she is the mother of a pregnant girl.  Libby and Stone go on a few dates before Libby gets scared and pushes him away so she can get a job and refocus her attention again.

Meanwhile Ava is hiding a big secret and all anyone can figure out is that she is getting fat but not eating alot.  When Libby mentions pregnancy Ava freaks wondering how she will get through this being only 13.

This book was great I loved reading about Libby and Ava and things they had to deal with and I loved how Libby was able to have her cake and eat it too!

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