With more than 100 million copies of her books sold worldwide, #1 New York Times author, Debbie Macomber, shares the inspiration for her newest book, Starting Now:
This is it.
worst nightmare becomes a reality. What
you thought you wanted most is taken from you, and your efforts to get it back
leave you broken and weary.
one is exempt. We all go through this at
one time or another. Life is like
that. We want something so badly that is
beyond our reach only to discover we've forgotten or lost what is most
important along the way.
what has happened for Libby Morgan in my new book Starting Now. Hard-working,
focused and dedicated, Libby assumes when she's called into her boss’s office at
the law firm that she's about to be offered a position as partner. But it wasn't meant to be. After she's sacrificed six long years,
working toward this goal she is suddenly forced to re-group and figure out what
As Libby takes on the task of reinventing
herself, she finds herself traveling a road that has no clear markings. After months of searching for a new position,
she's lost, wandering, worried, and confused.
Then through the
help of friends, both old and new, Libby comes to a fresh realization. The key to finding her way again means
discovering the very things that once seemed trivial and unimportant. She becomes a hospital volunteer and meets Ava,
a troubled teenager who's dealing with her own loss and challenges. In mentoring Ava, Libby finds herself in a
way she hadn’t thought possible. In
giving of herself, Libby feeds her own spirit and discovers joy once again.
the years my life has taken several unexpected turns. Like many of you, I've had to wake up each
day, knowing I have to make a choice. I
can look back on the road I once traveled or I can push forward, forging a new
path in what feels like uncharted territory.