If Not for You (New Beginnings, #3)

If Not for You (New Beginnings, #3) An Emotionally Stirring Novel That Shows How Obstacles Can Be Overcome, Differences Can Be Strengths, And Sometimes A Choice Can Seem Wrong Even Though It S Absolutely RightIf Not For Her Loving But Controlling Parents, Beth Prudhomme Might Never Have Taken Charge Of Her Life And Moved From Her Native Chicago To Portland, Oregon, Where She S Reconnected With Her Spirited Aunt Sunshine And Found A Job As A High School Music Teacher If Not For Her Friend Nichole, Beth Would Never Have Met Sam Carney, Although First Impressions Have Left Beth With Serious Doubts Sam Is Everything Beth Is Not And Her Parents Worst Nightmare A Tattooed Auto Mechanic Who S Rough Around The Edges Reserved And Smart As A Whip, Beth Isn T Exactly Sam S Usual Beer Drinking, Pool Playing Type Of Woman, Either But If Not For An Awkward Setup One Evening, Beth Might Never Have Left Early And Been Involved In A Car Crash And If Not For Sam Who Witnessed The Terrifying Ordeal, Rushed To Her Aid, And Stayed With Her Until Help Arrived Beth Might Have Been All Alone, Or Worse Yet As Events Play Out, Sam Feels Compelled To Check On Beth Almost Daily At The Hospital Even Bringing His Guitar To Play Songs To Lift Her Spirits Soon Their Unlikely Friendship Evolves Into An Intense Attraction That Surprises Them Both Before Long, Beth S Strong Willed Mother, Ellie, Blows Into Town Spouting Harsh Opinions, Especially About Sam, And Reopening Old Wounds With Sunshine When Shocking Secrets From Sam S Past Are Revealed, Beth Struggles To Reconcile Her Feelings But When Beth Goes A Step Too Far, She Risks Losing The Man And The Life She S Come To Love. Beth escapes her mother and moves to Portland, Oregon, where her aunt lives in order to live her own life She gets a job as a teacher and is very excited to be independent without her mother hovering everyday Her friend Nichole, a fellow teacher one day decides that Beth should meet up for a blind date with a guy Sam who happens to be Nichole s husband s best friend The date is a disaster, but what follows the rest is evenpainful as Beth gets into a car accident in front of Sam and is Beth escapes her mother and moves to Portland, Oregon, where her aunt lives in order to live her own life She gets a job
There is nothingfun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters You connect with them onthan one level You realize that you have read about some of them before That little touch of awareness creeps up.Then it dawns on you Some of these people we met in the author s last book And everything just blends together.But that does not mean that you have to read the first book in order to enjoy this one Not at all This great story is a standalone But it is There is nothingfun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters You connect with them onthan one level You realize that you have read about some of them before That little touch of awareness creeps up.Then it dawns on you Some of these people we met in the author s last book And everything just blends together.But that does not mea
I loved the prologue which whet my interest, and made me want to read on A little drama goes a long way The contrast of characters in Sam and Beth was interesting but not really surprising Sam might seem a little rough with his tattoo, long hair and strong language But he is loved by a couple of children which is kind of telling His values are good, although his head is a little mixed up as it turns out.Beth is an only child with a mother who is a bit of a snob and rather controlling Beth h I loved the prologue which whet my interest, and made me want to read on A little drama goes a long way The contrast of characters in Sam and Beth was interesting but not really surprising Sam might seem a little rough with his tattoo, long hair and strong language But he is loved by a couple of children which is kind of telling His values are good, although his head is a little mixed up as it turns out.Beth is an only child with a mother who is a bit of a snob and rather controlling Beth has to move to Portland to make her point that she is her own person, that she can stand on her own two feet, make choices for her life that will make her happy Perhaps the choices will not earn her the approval of her
Beth and Sam meet up for a blind date, which doesn t go well They dislike each other they re total opposites quite a bit When Beth leaves the date, a teenager hits her car, and Sam immediately rushes in to help Beth He never leaves her side while she s recovering Although that premise is most definitely romantic and pulls at the heart strings, I had a hard time blindly buying into the idea that Sam would act like a loyal boyfriend mere minutes after their crappy date ended It just doesn t Beth and Sam meet up for a blind date, which doesn t go well They dislike each other they re total opposites quite a bit When Beth leaves the date, a teenager hits her car, and Sam immediately rushes in to help Beth He never leaves her side while she s recovering Although that premise is most definitely romantic and pulls at the heart strings, I had a hard time blindly buying into the idea that Sam would act like a loyal boyfriend mere minutes after their crappy date ended It just doesn t feel realistic to me, but it s minor and is easily overlooked.Beth and Sam go throughthan one issue as a couple during the entirety of the book, which spans only a few months even though it fe
Debbie Macomber returns following A Girl s Guide to Moving On New Beginnings, 2 with her third in the New Beginning Series IF NOT FOR YOU a charming fun contemporary tale of unexpected romantic connections with Macomber s own Hallmark signature style Second Chances Fresh Beginnings Self discovery Healing.Set in Portland, Oregon, twenty five year old Beth Prudhomme has escaped the clutches of her overbearing mother, moving to a new town to teach music, near her aunt.As the book opens s Debbie Macomber returns following A Girl s Guide to Moving On New Beginnings, 2 with her third in the New Beginning Series IF NOT FOR YOU a charming fun contemporary tale of unexpected romantic connections with Macomber s own Hallmark signature style Second Chances Fres
If Not For YouDebbie MacomberReceived from Netgalley IF NOT FOR YOU is the third book in Debbie Macomber s New Beginnings series It is the story of Beth Prudhomme who is twenty five and has been under her mother s thumb since the day she was born She decides to take control of her life and moves from Chicago to Portland where she will be closer to her Aunt Sunshine Shortly after she makes the big move, her friend Nichole sets her up on a blind date
I was provided with a copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I started out really enjoying the premise of this latest book by Debbie Macomber It is the story of Beth and Sam, who start out as two opposites and find love through a series of life altering events We jump into the action rather quickly, which I enjoyed I like how the two main characters are brought together by her car accident Their relationship progressed from friendship to dating faster than I had an I was provided with a copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I started out really enjoying the premise of this latest book by Debbie Macomber It is the story of Beth and Sam, who start out as two opposites and find love through a series of life altering events We jump into the action rather quickly, which I enjoyed I like how the two main characters are brought together by her car accident Their relationship progressed from friendship to dating faster than I had anticipated, but I was really enjoying the pace Because we read the story from both perspectives, many of the issues that would complicate their relationship based on how they met were addressed really well But then the inevitable drama surfaced and I started losing interest In my opinion, both characters began to act in ways that
Hovered between 2 and 3 stars Probably2 1 2 stars This book would have been much better if Sunshine and Ellie were the main characters Beth and Sam bored me and when I don t fall in love connect with the main hero in a romance, it s over for me lol I just didn t care for him or his contrived conflicts And I hated how he kept calling Beth babe Beth wa
Review to come Nobody does realistic, down to earth, romance stories like Debbie Macomber This is the third book in New Beginnings series and I have really enjoyed them They are all about second chances and taking chances on life and love to have your new Beginning.Beth Prudhomme is twenty five year old woman who has been smothered by her mother since birth They are a well to do family and her mother thinks she knows what and who are best for Beth Beth decides it is time to take control of her life and mov Nobody does realistic, down to earth, romance stories like Debbie Macomber This is the third book in New Beginnings series and I have really enjoyed them They are all about second chances and taking chances on life and love to have your new Beginning.Beth Prudhomme is twenty five year old woman who has been smothered by her mother since birth They are a well to do family and her mother thinks she knows what and who are best for Beth Beth decides it is time to take control of her life and moves from Chicago to Portland where she will be closer to her Aunt Sunshine She gets a job teaching music and becomes friends with Nichole, another teacher When Nichole sets her up on a blind date with her friend, Sam, Beth gives in after her Aunt tells her that this could be the one Beth and Sam do not hit it off She is polished and a little uptight, Sam is rough around the edges, a mechanic with long hair, a beard and tattoos

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • If Not for You (New Beginnings, #3)
  • Debbie Macomber
  • English
  • 28 March 2019
  • 0553391968