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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.

©2017 Debbie Macomber (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

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

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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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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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If not for you

This was one of her best books ever. I listened to the book straight through.

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Almost didn't finish

I was bored for most of book but then the story picked up toward the end. Narrator was really good and gave the characters personality. At times I wanted to shake a few characters but glad I finished the book because the ending had a message.

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Great Book!

I love Debbie Macomber and probably have read every book she has written. This is an interesting story, the characters are believable and the narration is wonderful. I really enjoyed it.

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Another great story!

The only problem is after the story is over, I want more!!!!! It's another great book by a great author!

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  • McKinney, TexasUnited States
  • 05-30-18

Wonderful!

I’m enjoying the Second Chances Series. I love how Nicole , Rocco, and Owen (from “Last one Home & “a Girl’s guide to moving on”) are in this book. I especially love the comic relief Owen (now 6 years old) carries around his swear jar when Sam comes over, so he gets a dollar for every swear word said by Sam.
I highly recommend this book!

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Sweet book I’d recommend...

I loved this sweet romance. The plot kept me listening to the very end. The narrator was perfect for this story.

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great book

I really liked this third book. I really enjoyed the characters and their ups and downs of their relationships. More realistic than most romance novels.

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Great storyline!

Obsessed with both storyline and happy to g ear an update on Nicole and Rocco..