Sunday, March 3, 2013

Starting Now-Debbie Macomber

Starting Now

Debbie Macomber

Ballantine, Apr 2 2013, $26.00

ISBN: 9780345528810

In Seattle, workaholic attorney Libby Morgan is shocked when she loses her position as expected to be main partner, but is not concerned as she expects law firms to come running to her. Instead she remains unemployed and bored.

To pass time, Libby daily visits A Good Yarn knitting store on Blossom Street where she picks up the hobby of knitting that she used to enjoy doing alongside her late mom when she was a kid. Libby becomes friends with the shopkeeper Lydia Goetz, the owner’s teen daughter Casey, the latter’s BFF Ava and other knitters. However, troubled Ava touches Libby’s heart who tries to help her, leading to the unemployed attorney meeting Dr. Phillip Stone. However, when opportunity to return to her partnership path occurs, Libby must choose between her satisfying low-keyed life of friends and love or the lonely glide to legal top gun.

The return to Blossom Street (see Summer on Blossom Street and A Turn In The Road) is an engaging visit for long time readers as old friends play secondary roles while newcomers take the lead. Although the entertaining storyline follows the stitches as expected, fans will enjoy the mixing of friends and knitting with many kinds of loving relationships.

Harriet Klausner

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