Saturday, February 23, 2013
Book Review: Starting Now, by Debbie Macomber
If you’re a fan of #1 New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber, you’ll be thrilled to know that she has a new book arriving in early April called Starting Now. This is the story of Libby, a high-powered attorney who’s certain she’s soon to be made a partner in the firm where she works. Needless to say, she’s absolutely shocked when she is given her pink slip. Suddenly, this career woman who spent every moment of her life at work has nothing to do except search for a new job. After the initial shock is over, Libby begins to realize that there’s more pleasure in life when she’s not climbing the corporate ladder. She makes new friends, joins a gym, volunteers at the hospital, mentors a troubled teenage girl, meets a handsome doctor, and even takes up knitting again! But just as she is deciding this is the life she wants, her former firm makes her an offer she can’t refuse…
I won’t tell you what Libby decides (although you may be surprised to find it’s not quite what you expected), but I loved seeing Libby’s journey as she learns to redefine the meaning of “success” and overcome the wounds of her past that led to many of her life choices. Libby -- and all of the characters in Starting Now, for that matter -- are imperfect people, just like all of us. They make mistakes, hurt each other, and have “issues” from the past that hold them back from happiness. And I liked how Libby found that she really needed to have other people in her life. You’ll love getting to know Libby in Starting Now. I highly encourage you to pre-order a copy of Starting Now, by Debbie Macomber! Meet up with the author on her website and Facebook.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.