If Not for You

A Novel
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Released: Mar 21, 2017
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ISBN: #9780553398908
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Debbie Macomber has written an emotionally stirring novel that shows how 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 Aunt Sunshine and found a job as a high school music teacher. If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would never have met Sam Carney, although first impressions have left Beth with serious doubts. Sam is everything Beth is not-and her parents' worst nightmare: a tattooed auto mechanic who's rough around the edges. Reserved and smart as a whip, Beth isn't exactly Sam's usual beer-drinking, pool-playing type of woman, either. But if not for an awkward setup one evening, Beth might never have left early and been involved in a car crash. And if not for Sam-who witnessed the terrifying ordeal, rushed to her aid, and stayed with her until help arrived-Beth might have been all alone, or worse. Yet as events play out, Sam feels compelled to check on Beth almost daily at the hospital-even bringing his guitar to play songs to lift her spirits. Soon their unlikely friendship evolves into an intense attraction that surprises them both. Before long, Beth's strong-willed mother, Ellie, blows into town spouting harsh opinions, especially about Sam, and reopening old wounds with Sunshine. When shocking secrets from Sam's past are revealed, Beth struggles to reconcile her feelings. But when Beth goes a step too far, she risks losing the man and the life she's come to love. Praise for If Not for You "[An] uplifting and deliciously romantic tale with vibrant characters and a wide range of emotions."-RT Book Reviews "A heartwarming story of forgiveness and unexpected love."-Harlequin Junkie "A fun, sweet read."-Publishers Weekly

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Author(s): Debbie Macomber
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): Debbie Macomber
Narrator(s): Khristine Hvam
Product Number Z100117627
Released: Mar 21, 2017
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780553398922
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Released: Mar 21, 2017
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"After Beth flees from an awkward blind date with a mechanic named Sam, she's in a horrible car accident, which he witnesses. On her own in Portland, Oregon, Beth is determined to recover, and Sam feels compelled to help. Soon, Beth reconnects Sam with his past and unknowingly risks their future. Narrator Khristine Hvam brings out all the terror of the accident, and makes the story and its characters appealing and believable. As Beth, she captures a na•ve and openhearted young woman, and with changes in pitch and phrasing, she slips easily into the voice of Sam, a hard-working all-American male. Hvam will captivate listeners with her performance of Macomber's newest classic. S.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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