If Not for You : New Beginnings (Macomber)

  • by Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by Khristine Hvam
  • Series: New Beginnings (Macomber)
  • 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An emotionally stirring novel that shows how obstacles can be overcome, differences can be strengths, and 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.

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What the Critics Say

"[Narrator Khristine] Hvam will captivate listeners with her performance of Macomber's newest classic." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I loved this book, sorry to see it over.

As a christian, I was happy to see the positive presentation of the bible. Thanks to Debbie
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- Christina Jobst

Excellent Story of Forgiveness

Very good story of Love and Grace. The speakers and readers voice was perfect for this story
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- C. Wilson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-21-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audio