Starting Now (Blossom Street Series #10)

Starting Now (Blossom Street Series #10)

by Debbie Macomber
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Starting Now (Blossom Street Series #10) by Debbie Macomber

#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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739378274
Publisher: Diversified Publishing
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Series: Blossom Street Series , #10
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 475,739
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of A Turn in the Road, 1105 Yakima Street, Hannah’s List, and Twenty Wishes, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Seven of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, with three debuting at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly lists. In 2009 and 2010, Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle were Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year. Debbie Macomber has more than 160 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

Hometown:

Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington

Education:

Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 159 reviews.
Cowboy More than 1 year ago
A good story very easy to read...I enjoyed it alot..:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed Mrs. Macombers books, especially the Blossom Street series. I was looking forward to this one and splurged to buy it as soon as it was available.  However, this book is a true disappointment.  The characters and the story line are quite shallow and none of the characters seem fully developed.  The story does not flow well and is disorganized and disjointed.  So much so that it is an almost painful reading experience. Few previous characters are mentioned and fewer still are actually involved in the story. I usually get into a book and hate for it to end.  With Starting Now I couldn't wait for it to end.  I prefer to make positive comments or none at all but I feel that I should warn other readers.  I regret purchasing this book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first Debbie Macomber book and I loved it. Didn't want to put it down - limited myself on reading so read it over a 3 evening period. Very nice to find such a delightful book full of interesting characters. The writing style was so good it was easy to be able to imagine the characters and the scenes. Now I'm going to have to go and find all the other books in this series. I haven't enjoyed reading like this since I was a kid and read a book a day. Highly recommend!
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Starting Now is the ninth full length novel in the popular Blossom Street series by American author, Debbie Macomber. The main players are Libby Morgan, an attorney dealing with estate planning who finds herself unexpectedly unemployed, and the brusque, unpleasant Dr Phillip Stone, aka Heart of Stone, a physician working with newborns and premature births. Libby’s enforced leisure time leads her to A Good Yarn, where she makes friends with Lydia, Casey and Casey’s friend, a troubled teen named Ava. Other activities bring her into Dr Stone’s sphere. After some radical life changes, Libby thinks she has discovered what is important in her life. But another unanticipated event finds Libby trading her physical treadmill at the gym for a metaphorical treadmill at work. There is a background romance as one of Libby’s friends, attorney Robin Hamlin starts a relationship with widower, Judge Roy Bollinger. Macomber touches on quite a few topical issues: work/life balance, tattoos, teen pregnancy and adoption. Fans of the Blossom Street series will be pleased to encounter cameos or mentions of characters from at least four previous books. Discounting the naiveté that attorney Libby shows about adoption, and the inordinate amount of free time physician Dr Stone seems to be able to conjure for coffees and lunches and afternoons of sailing, this is still a sweet romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like to know the demographics of her fan base as i found it somewhat juvenile. i bought it based on reviews and the theme being very relevant to me right now Going through health issues and trying to realign with whats important in life. I did like some of that but i just didnt find it very deep. It was Ok.
BJWTX More than 1 year ago
Love this book as all I've read by her. This one was especially full of life's lessons. Trust forgiveness and giving to other reaps a certain joy unspeakable. Thanks Debbie for another wonderful book.
BeachRead245 More than 1 year ago
Have you ever had a day that started out well, only to feel like someone pulled the rug out from beneath your feet? This is what happened to the central character Libby Morgan in the novel "Starting Now", by Debbie Macomber. Libby is a dedicated successful lawyer with her eye on a partnership. Libby has paid her dues, (6 years at her firm, expert in the field of estate planning, earned an impressive amount of billable hours), and was well liked by a key client of the firm. An offer of partner should have been a no brainer. Imagine Libby's surprise when she is handed a pink slip and a severance package. The world as Libby knew it no longer existed. Libby had to make a new world for herself...starting now. My Thoughts The characters and the places are vividly described in “Starting Now”. I felt like I was watching a movie as I read the developing plot in the book. The issues faced by the characters in the book are realistic. The story was engaging and enjoyable, sad, yet joyful. I was able to relate to Libby Morgan’s character as well as other characters in the book. The characters felt like old friends by the end of the book. I found myself caring what happened to the characters, how they resolved their issues. How would Libby rebuild her life? Would she learn from her past mistakes or continue down the same worn out path?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Libby Morgan has sacrificed everything for her career, family, friends, her marriage. She has been on the partner track at her law firm for six years. When her boss calls her to his office she just knows it is going to be fantastic news. She is going to make partner ahead of her schedule. But the economy has been bad, she hasn’t brought in enough high profile clients and her boss has no choice but to let her go. Devastated and with no job on the horizon she finds herself at A Good Yarn, the local knitting store. She immediately becomes friends with Lydia, the owner, and her daughter Casey. She also meets Casey’s friend Eva. Eva’s life is about to change and it will change Libby’s life as well. Libby starts to understand what she has been missing by putting her career before everything else. She even meets a handsome doctor. When things start to finally be moving forward in her life she is forced to make a choice that could change everything again. Dollycas’s Thoughts It is so easy to escape into a Debbie Macomber book. They are always inspiring and have the ability to uplift the reader. She has created rich and warm characters and given them stories that are heartfelt. We all suffer losses in our lifetimes, be it losing our jobs or losing someone important to us and what counts is how we deal with that loss. Libby did have a nice severance package that allowed her time to start over but Starting Now really presents a feeling of hope. Hope of a successful career, hope of someone to love, hopes for friends and family. While this book is part of a series it still reads well as a stand alone. It is not my favorite Blossom Street story but I sure did enjoy it. Libby makes a wonderful addition to the Blossom Street cast.
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((I didn't see anyone at 'Macbeth'))
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This place is falling apart. He turns hus head over ti the bloody cat. "Hello..."
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Sweet! What A lovely story. It was warm, sensitive, and romantic. Debbie Macomber continues to write such interesting and intriguing stories on various topics. LA-TXN
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GHott More than 1 year ago
Hott Synopsis: When Libby is laid off from her all encompassing job at a prestigious law firm it’s with the advice that she ‘get a life’. Awestruck at the audacity of the senior partner she begins right away to look for work only to find that no one needs her expertise. After months of searching relentlessly for new employment and depleting her generous severance package and most of her savings Libby begins to wonder if maybe that advice wasn’t worth more than she first assumed. So begins the journey to acquaint herself with someone she’s never gotten to know – herself. Hott Review: What I liked: I loved this journey of self-discovery. Yes, there is a romance in here but overall this story is all about a who decides to have a life. It was emotional, fun, and heart-warming. What I didn’t like: WOW! I can’t believe that’s all of the Blossom St novels – I could have sworn I’d read more. More… Author: Debbie Macomber Source: Ballantine Books via Netgalley Grade: A Steam: Adult Series: Blossom Street #9
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An inspiring book! I also was displaced from a job and had to begin a new life.