51pe1dfsxnl-_sx302_bo1204203200_A perfect read for a weekend away, Starting Now brought me back to the warmth and comfort of Blossom Street. Libby Morgan works tirelessly trying to make partner at her law firm. But one meeting with her boss dashes every one of those dreams, sending Libby on a journey in search of what’s most important in life. Through a series of ups and downs, Libby learns how to slow down long enough to enjoy life. Along the way, she learns the importance of taking time to face the kind of emotions that accompany deep loss.

Macomber provides a clean and lighthearted romance, weaving previous characters from other books in flawlessly. I felt empathy for every thread on the page, and I found myself caring about the more difficult characters. This author is gifted at providing her reader with the kind of diplomacy that fosters this well-rounded story. Because of this, Debbie Macomber is one of my favorites in the sweet romance genre.

I highly recommend Starting Now for anybody who is looking to curl up and embrace the wonder of real relationships and the mess they carry. I came away with life lessons that I will incorporate in my own life. I love being entertained and taught something at the same time. This book delightfully does both.