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The Resource If Not for You

If Not for You

Label
If Not for You
Title
If Not for You
Statement of responsibility
Debbie Macomber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
High school music teacher, Beth, and tattooed auto mechanic, Sam, are set up by mutual friends, but neither sees a relationship developing. Their mutual disinterest quickly turns into friendship and then develops into much more. Just as their romantic relationship truly begins, Beth’s controlling mother and Sam’s hidden past get in the way and threaten to break them apart. As fans have grown to expect from Macomber, this tale tugs the heartstrings in every direction but is ultimately uplifting. It’s impossible not to fall in love with her characters. -- Jenna Friebel for LibraryReads
Writing style
Character
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10549401
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
If Not for You
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8e4925f3-f578-4c16-a987-1299879554a6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780553391978
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
If Not for You
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8e4925f3-f578-4c16-a987-1299879554a6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780553391978
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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