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If Not for You - A Novel

Debbie Macomber

#1 New York Times bestselling author 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.

#1 New York Times bestselling author 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.
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#1 New York Times bestselling author 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Khristine Hvam

Length:

10h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:58


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:31