“It really was a shame. No, not a shame…a disappointment, Beth Prudhomme mused, as she sat at the intersection waiting for the green light. She glanced out the car window at the man her friend had invited her to meet over dinner. Sam Carney was stopped in the lane next to her, also waiting for the light. Again she felt a twinge of regret, knowing that nothing would ever come of their evening together…”
Debbie Macomber returns following A Girl’s Guide to Moving On (New Beginnings, #2) with her third in the New Beginning Series If Not For You, a charming, fun, contemporary tale of unexpected romantic connections with Macomber’s own Hallmark signature style: Second Chances. Fresh Beginnings. Self-discovery. Healing.
Beth, reserved and smart, has started living her own life, out from under the thumb of her over controlling parents. She has also agreed to go on a “blind date” with Sam, who is her exact opposite and her parents’ worst nightmare…a tattooed auto mechanic who’s rough around the edges. Both Beth and Sam would have just written the date off as just another awkward set up. But, tragedy brings them together and they develop the most unlikely of friendships and eventually fall in love. Of course, there are certain hurdles that threaten to stand in their way. But that’s what makes the story interesting!
Spring has sprung and I have been in the mood to read something light, fun and a little romantic. This book fit the bill and has a sweet story that really grabs at your heart. If you read, A Girl’s Guide to Moving On, some of those characters also show up in this book. Nobody does realistic, down to earth romance stories like Debbie Macomber.