Apr 092013


Starting Now:
A Blossom Street Novel

9th Book in Series
Contemporary Fiction/Romance
Ballantine Books (April 2, 2013)
Hardcover: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0345528810
E-Book File Size: 1144 KB

Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel (Blossom Street #9)

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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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



  7 Responses to “Review: Starting Now by Debbie Macomber”

  1. I really enjoyed this book! Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite Romance authors, and I really enjoy “The Blossom Street” series. =)

    Wonderful review! =)

  2. It’s been a long time since I’ve read any in this series. I’ll look out for this one.

  3. I know I will enjoy a Blossom Street novel. Glad you did as well.

  4. This story sounds so wonderful but I have a thing about reading books in order. I will have to get my butt in gear and start the series.

  5. I really have to get caught up with this series. Debbie Macomber is usually someone I only read around Christmas but her Blossom Street series is so sweet I like reading it in the spring. Great review!

    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  6. I enjoyed this one too. As you say, not the best of the Blossom Street books (and I wanted more Blossom Street in it), but good all the same.

  7. Glad you enjoyed it even though it’s not a fave, I love the Blossom Street series, thanks for the reminder to get back into them 🙂

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