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 right If 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 A An emotionally stirring novel that shows how obstacles can be overcome, differences can be strengths, and sometimes a...

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Title:If Not for You (New Beginnings #3)
Author:Debbie Macomber
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:0553391968
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

If Not for You (New Beginnings #3) Reviews

  • Didi
    Mar 05, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

  • Susan
    Mar 28, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

  • Sue
    Jan 17, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

    The first thing I want to say is that if you read, A Girl's Guide to Moving On, some of the characters show up in this book. Had I known that from reading the other reviews, I would have moved this up through my TBR pile faster. Beth left behind her gentile and privileged upbringin...

    I read this book as part of my trying-new-authors adventure, it isn?t the kind of book I would normally be drawn to, but you don?t know if you don?t try right? Well I tried and although this book was okay, I am not in a rush to read more books by Debbie Macomber. It was cute...

    2.5 stars - Only because of the writing. The story - I just couldn't connect to these characters. They were boring and sometimes childish. The sub-plot and characters had some good moments, but just didn't hold it for me. I have read many DM books over the years, and have liked them, ...

    You can always depend on Debbie Macomber to give you a good story to take your mind off everything else going on around you. That said, this was not my favorite story by her but it was a fun satisfying read. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. As th...

  • Ruby
    Feb 20, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

    The first thing I want to say is that if you read, A Girl's Guide to Moving On, some of the characters show up in this book. Had I known that from reading the other reviews, I would have moved this up through my TBR pile faster. Beth left behind her gentile and privileged upbringin...

    I read this book as part of my trying-new-authors adventure, it isn?t the kind of book I would normally be drawn to, but you don?t know if you don?t try right? Well I tried and although this book was okay, I am not in a rush to read more books by Debbie Macomber. It was cute...

    2.5 stars - Only because of the writing. The story - I just couldn't connect to these characters. They were boring and sometimes childish. The sub-plot and characters had some good moments, but just didn't hold it for me. I have read many DM books over the years, and have liked them, ...

    You can always depend on Debbie Macomber to give you a good story to take your mind off everything else going on around you. That said, this was not my favorite story by her but it was a fun satisfying read. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. As th...

    Near-tragedy brought two musical soulmates together in If Not for You, a novel which was part tender romance and part family drama. Debbie Macomber?s heartfelt messages and authentic look at personal relationships definitely brought a smile to my lips throughout the majority of Beth ...

    Judging a book... you have heard the phrase more times and have memorized its meaning, however, what happens when a gruff, but handsome mechanic rescues you from yourself?! This second in Debbie Macomber's new series is a prefect example of looking on the outside and not digging deeper...

  • Amanda
    Mar 21, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

    The first thing I want to say is that if you read, A Girl's Guide to Moving On, some of the characters show up in this book. Had I known that from reading the other reviews, I would have moved this up through my TBR pile faster. Beth left behind her gentile and privileged upbringin...

    I read this book as part of my trying-new-authors adventure, it isn?t the kind of book I would normally be drawn to, but you don?t know if you don?t try right? Well I tried and although this book was okay, I am not in a rush to read more books by Debbie Macomber. It was cute...

    2.5 stars - Only because of the writing. The story - I just couldn't connect to these characters. They were boring and sometimes childish. The sub-plot and characters had some good moments, but just didn't hold it for me. I have read many DM books over the years, and have liked them, ...

    You can always depend on Debbie Macomber to give you a good story to take your mind off everything else going on around you. That said, this was not my favorite story by her but it was a fun satisfying read. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. As th...

    Near-tragedy brought two musical soulmates together in If Not for You, a novel which was part tender romance and part family drama. Debbie Macomber?s heartfelt messages and authentic look at personal relationships definitely brought a smile to my lips throughout the majority of Beth ...

    Judging a book... you have heard the phrase more times and have memorized its meaning, however, what happens when a gruff, but handsome mechanic rescues you from yourself?! This second in Debbie Macomber's new series is a prefect example of looking on the outside and not digging deeper...

    My Thoughts... As always I like a good clean romantic story, and Debbie Macomber never disappoints. As a master storyteller Ms. Macomber introduces her intriguing characters. She is attuned to her readers and infuses her characters with compassion and frailties that make them even m...

    Beth moves away from home to escape her controlling mother and live a life of her own. What I liked the most about this book is the message of hope. Characters aren't evil - many of them have been hurt in the past and have issues to overcome, but they work through their problems. Beth ...

    I have read one other book by Debbie Macomber, "The Twelve Days of Christmas", which I quite enjoyed. So I decided to check out "If Not For You". On the positive side, I love hurt/comfort stories, so the premise of this one, about a heroine (Beth) who is in a bad car accident, and t...

    Originally published at Desert Island Book Reviews Earlier this week, Debbie Macomber released her newest novel, If Not For You. I've enjoyed the lightness of some of her books before and in the middle of trying to read heavier literature and An Army at Dawn (a Pulitzer non-fiction ...

  • Jackie Lane
    Apr 18, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

  •  Gigi Ann
    Apr 10, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

    The first thing I want to say is that if you read, A Girl's Guide to Moving On, some of the characters show up in this book. Had I known that from reading the other reviews, I would have moved this up through my TBR pile faster. Beth left behind her gentile and privileged upbringin...

    I read this book as part of my trying-new-authors adventure, it isn?t the kind of book I would normally be drawn to, but you don?t know if you don?t try right? Well I tried and although this book was okay, I am not in a rush to read more books by Debbie Macomber. It was cute...

    2.5 stars - Only because of the writing. The story - I just couldn't connect to these characters. They were boring and sometimes childish. The sub-plot and characters had some good moments, but just didn't hold it for me. I have read many DM books over the years, and have liked them, ...

    You can always depend on Debbie Macomber to give you a good story to take your mind off everything else going on around you. That said, this was not my favorite story by her but it was a fun satisfying read. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. As th...

    Near-tragedy brought two musical soulmates together in If Not for You, a novel which was part tender romance and part family drama. Debbie Macomber?s heartfelt messages and authentic look at personal relationships definitely brought a smile to my lips throughout the majority of Beth ...

    Judging a book... you have heard the phrase more times and have memorized its meaning, however, what happens when a gruff, but handsome mechanic rescues you from yourself?! This second in Debbie Macomber's new series is a prefect example of looking on the outside and not digging deeper...

    My Thoughts... As always I like a good clean romantic story, and Debbie Macomber never disappoints. As a master storyteller Ms. Macomber introduces her intriguing characters. She is attuned to her readers and infuses her characters with compassion and frailties that make them even m...

  • Kathryn
    Mar 12, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    Feb 24, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

    The first thing I want to say is that if you read, A Girl's Guide to Moving On, some of the characters show up in this book. Had I known that from reading the other reviews, I would have moved this up through my TBR pile faster. Beth left behind her gentile and privileged upbringin...

    I read this book as part of my trying-new-authors adventure, it isn?t the kind of book I would normally be drawn to, but you don?t know if you don?t try right? Well I tried and although this book was okay, I am not in a rush to read more books by Debbie Macomber. It was cute...

  • Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
    Jun 02, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

  • Ezinwanyi
    Apr 02, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

  • Michele
    Mar 13, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

    The first thing I want to say is that if you read, A Girl's Guide to Moving On, some of the characters show up in this book. Had I known that from reading the other reviews, I would have moved this up through my TBR pile faster. Beth left behind her gentile and privileged upbringin...

    I read this book as part of my trying-new-authors adventure, it isn?t the kind of book I would normally be drawn to, but you don?t know if you don?t try right? Well I tried and although this book was okay, I am not in a rush to read more books by Debbie Macomber. It was cute...

    2.5 stars - Only because of the writing. The story - I just couldn't connect to these characters. They were boring and sometimes childish. The sub-plot and characters had some good moments, but just didn't hold it for me. I have read many DM books over the years, and have liked them, ...

    You can always depend on Debbie Macomber to give you a good story to take your mind off everything else going on around you. That said, this was not my favorite story by her but it was a fun satisfying read. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. As th...

    Near-tragedy brought two musical soulmates together in If Not for You, a novel which was part tender romance and part family drama. Debbie Macomber?s heartfelt messages and authentic look at personal relationships definitely brought a smile to my lips throughout the majority of Beth ...

  • Suzanne
    Mar 21, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

    The first thing I want to say is that if you read, A Girl's Guide to Moving On, some of the characters show up in this book. Had I known that from reading the other reviews, I would have moved this up through my TBR pile faster. Beth left behind her gentile and privileged upbringin...

    I read this book as part of my trying-new-authors adventure, it isn?t the kind of book I would normally be drawn to, but you don?t know if you don?t try right? Well I tried and although this book was okay, I am not in a rush to read more books by Debbie Macomber. It was cute...

    2.5 stars - Only because of the writing. The story - I just couldn't connect to these characters. They were boring and sometimes childish. The sub-plot and characters had some good moments, but just didn't hold it for me. I have read many DM books over the years, and have liked them, ...

    You can always depend on Debbie Macomber to give you a good story to take your mind off everything else going on around you. That said, this was not my favorite story by her but it was a fun satisfying read. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. As th...

    Near-tragedy brought two musical soulmates together in If Not for You, a novel which was part tender romance and part family drama. Debbie Macomber?s heartfelt messages and authentic look at personal relationships definitely brought a smile to my lips throughout the majority of Beth ...

    Judging a book... you have heard the phrase more times and have memorized its meaning, however, what happens when a gruff, but handsome mechanic rescues you from yourself?! This second in Debbie Macomber's new series is a prefect example of looking on the outside and not digging deeper...

    My Thoughts... As always I like a good clean romantic story, and Debbie Macomber never disappoints. As a master storyteller Ms. Macomber introduces her intriguing characters. She is attuned to her readers and infuses her characters with compassion and frailties that make them even m...

    Beth moves away from home to escape her controlling mother and live a life of her own. What I liked the most about this book is the message of hope. Characters aren't evil - many of them have been hurt in the past and have issues to overcome, but they work through their problems. Beth ...

  • Ema
    Feb 08, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

  • Rebbie
    Jan 06, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

  • Linda
    Jan 15, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

  • Cathy Daniel
    Mar 25, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

  • Amy
    Jan 06, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

  • Judy Collins
    Mar 20, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    Apr 17, 2017

    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 ...

  • Eli Easton
    Feb 04, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

    The first thing I want to say is that if you read, A Girl's Guide to Moving On, some of the characters show up in this book. Had I known that from reading the other reviews, I would have moved this up through my TBR pile faster. Beth left behind her gentile and privileged upbringin...

    I read this book as part of my trying-new-authors adventure, it isn?t the kind of book I would normally be drawn to, but you don?t know if you don?t try right? Well I tried and although this book was okay, I am not in a rush to read more books by Debbie Macomber. It was cute...

    2.5 stars - Only because of the writing. The story - I just couldn't connect to these characters. They were boring and sometimes childish. The sub-plot and characters had some good moments, but just didn't hold it for me. I have read many DM books over the years, and have liked them, ...

    You can always depend on Debbie Macomber to give you a good story to take your mind off everything else going on around you. That said, this was not my favorite story by her but it was a fun satisfying read. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. As th...

    Near-tragedy brought two musical soulmates together in If Not for You, a novel which was part tender romance and part family drama. Debbie Macomber?s heartfelt messages and authentic look at personal relationships definitely brought a smile to my lips throughout the majority of Beth ...

    Judging a book... you have heard the phrase more times and have memorized its meaning, however, what happens when a gruff, but handsome mechanic rescues you from yourself?! This second in Debbie Macomber's new series is a prefect example of looking on the outside and not digging deeper...

    My Thoughts... As always I like a good clean romantic story, and Debbie Macomber never disappoints. As a master storyteller Ms. Macomber introduces her intriguing characters. She is attuned to her readers and infuses her characters with compassion and frailties that make them even m...

    Beth moves away from home to escape her controlling mother and live a life of her own. What I liked the most about this book is the message of hope. Characters aren't evil - many of them have been hurt in the past and have issues to overcome, but they work through their problems. Beth ...

    I have read one other book by Debbie Macomber, "The Twelve Days of Christmas", which I quite enjoyed. So I decided to check out "If Not For You". On the positive side, I love hurt/comfort stories, so the premise of this one, about a heroine (Beth) who is in a bad car accident, and t...

  • ~Mandi~
    Mar 24, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

  • Chris  Carroll
    Mar 02, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Apr 03, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

  • Pamela
    Apr 25, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

    The first thing I want to say is that if you read, A Girl's Guide to Moving On, some of the characters show up in this book. Had I known that from reading the other reviews, I would have moved this up through my TBR pile faster. Beth left behind her gentile and privileged upbringin...

    I read this book as part of my trying-new-authors adventure, it isn?t the kind of book I would normally be drawn to, but you don?t know if you don?t try right? Well I tried and although this book was okay, I am not in a rush to read more books by Debbie Macomber. It was cute...

    2.5 stars - Only because of the writing. The story - I just couldn't connect to these characters. They were boring and sometimes childish. The sub-plot and characters had some good moments, but just didn't hold it for me. I have read many DM books over the years, and have liked them, ...

  • Dixie-Lee Campbell
    Feb 09, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

  • Angela DeSilva
    Jun 22, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    Review to come ...

  • Samantha
    Jan 19, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...

    Maybe I'm at the point where I've read too many Macomber novels, but this one just didn't quite sit right with me. I expect to be completely absorbed by her books, but instead I found myself rolling my eyes.   The conflicts between Sam and Beth felt really juvenile. I never had any ...

    When I think of Debbie Macomber I think of Hallmark Christmas movies. That was until I read ?A Girls Guide to Moving On?, the 2nd book in her New Beginnings Series. That?s when I learned she also writes stories with a more serious theme. ?If Not for You? is the 3rd in this se...

    Loved this dynamic book. The words wrapped around my heart like angel wings. It was a book I could not put down ... but sleep overtook me and choice was taken away !!! Riddled ... there is more than one emotional romance storyline happening here ... stirring from the past ... and u...

    This third book in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings, is just that, new beginnings. Beth Prudhomme has moved from Chicago to get away from her controlling mother and found a job as a teacher in Portland, Oregon, where Beth teaches music in the local high school. One of Beth's, Nic...

    3.5 stars. This book was in the usual Debbie Macomber style. A nice contemporary romance with ordinary and relatable characters. While you may not love the characters, they typically remind me of people I know. It?s like watching a Saturday afternoon show on Lifetime. In fact, this ...

    This third entry to Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series is actually a sweet story about forgiveness, healing and moving forward. Only somehow the delivery of it just fell flat for me. It's a slow-paced story told alternately between the main characters and - later on - a second...

    The first thing I want to say is that if you read, A Girl's Guide to Moving On, some of the characters show up in this book. Had I known that from reading the other reviews, I would have moved this up through my TBR pile faster. Beth left behind her gentile and privileged upbringin...

  • No Apology Book Reviews
    Mar 10, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

  • Char (1RadReader59)
    Mar 28, 2017

    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 ...

    There is nothing more fun than to read a story and get this feeling that you know the characters. You connect with them on more than 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 peo...

    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 lov...

    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 tha...

    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 ...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber Received 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...

    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 ev...

    Hovered between 2 and 3 stars. Probably more 2 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 hi...

    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...

    If Not For You Debbie Macomber This was a very heart warming double romance. Beth and Sam are from two completely different backgrounds. Beth comes from a wealthy family and Sam is a mechanic. They meet on a blind date and they both can't get away from the other quick enough. But...

    A chore to read I would like to thank Debbie Macomber, Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Beth Prudhomme has moved to Portland, Oregon, to live near her Aunt Sunshine, because she got along far better wit...

    Debbie Macomber has created another sweet story as well as some wonderful, sweet, and quirky characters in If Not for You. I was surprised that over 1/2 of the novel is set in both hospital/rehab facilities, but it worked as did the age old romance formula, but with a twist. Girl gets ...

    How do you know when it?s time to cut the apron strings? When it comes to growing up? What?s healthy and what?s not? Well, I am sure Beth Prudhomme was asking herself the same question at twenty-five years old. ?When do I wing my mother.? You see Ellie Prudhomme thought ...