“If Not for You” by Debbie Macomber was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley to review. All opinions are my own.
Ballentine Books | ISBN-10: 0553391968 | ISBN-13: 978-0553391961 |
March 2017 | $29 | 384 pages
“If Not for You” by Debbie Macomber is a love story, family drama and coming of age tale rolled into one inspiring narrative of forgiveness and reconciliation.
To escape her mother’s controlling ways and to live closer to her Aunt Sunshine, Beth Prudhomme relocates to Portland, Oregon. In just a few months, she establishes a job as a music teacher, moves into her own apartment, and nearly loses her life in a horrific car accident. Thankfully, Sam, a gruff mechanic introduced to her by a close friend, witnessed the whole thing and was there to call for help and to comfort Beth. If not for him…
The best part about this story is the display of faith in Beth’s life. She believes in love, and she believes in people. Macomber’s approach to faith made Beth’s character more believable because the reader wasn’t exposed to deep, religious, inner turmoil. Beth lived what she believed by applying it to her life instead.
While it isn’t a short read, Debbie Macomber’s “If Not for You” is a good read that will have you rooting for Beth, Sam, her aunt, and even her controlling mother.
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