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The Shop on Blossom Street

by Debbie Macomber

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The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Lydia Hoffman is a survivor of cancer she opens a knitting shop on blossom street and she decides to teach how to knit the first lesson is how to make a baby blanket,Jacqueline Donovan is in an unhappy marriage and now her son has married a woman that Jackie loathes. With a grandchild on the way, she decides to knit a baby blanket to improve between her and her daughter-in-law. Carol Girard and her husband are struggling to have children. Carol decides that knitting a baby blanket may give them the luck and success they need in her struggle to conceive. Alix Townsend must perform community service and decides she will knit a blanket for the court approved Linus she needs to learn to knit ( )
  | Mar 6, 2019 | edit |
Lydia has taken a chance on life after battling brain cancer twice and decided to share her love of knitting by opening up a yarn shop...only her family thinks it is a terrible idea and that she will not succeed. Alix is a tough, street-smart young woman who is still trying to cope with the fallout of her young life and decides that learning to knit will help her achieve the court-ordered community service hours that she needs. Jacqueline is a woman of high-society who spends her days shopping and lunching with friends; she appears to have it all...then why is her husband cheating on her and why did her son marry the wrong woman? Carol and her husband long for a child of their own and are on their last attempt through IVF. She finds solace in learning to knit a baby blanket, certain that this is a sign that this last treatment will produce the baby she has been longing for. These four women will bond together in unexpected friendship at the newly opened yarn shop in downtown Seattle.

This book caught my eye at the local bookstore. I started it and completed it yesterday! You don't have to be a knitter or a crafter to enjoy this book! It was a very good book and I have already started the sequel in the Blossom Street series: A Good Yarn. Hoping the sequel is just a good and the series as well...since there are 10 books in the series! ( )
  chrirob | Jul 30, 2018 |
Lydia is in remission from cancer, is missing her recently deceased father, and decides to finally live her life. She starts a yarn store on a street under construction. To build business, she starts a knitting class. Only 3 women join. They are so different from each other - from a young felon knitting away her community service hours to a rich socialite knitting for a new grand-baby to a woman trying desperately to conceive a child, that Lydia despairs of ever building the group up. Everyone eventually becomes friends (spoiler-not-spoiler).

This is my first foray into the drama section of chick lit. It wasn't bad. But unfortunately, that means I can't really compare it to other books in the genre. On the plus side, it was well written and engaging. I cared about the characters. I did not miss the smut of the romance novels I had been reading lately. It was overall fairly refreshing, but that might just be the difference in genres. ( )
  alsvidur | Sep 15, 2017 |
The first delightful book in another series by Debbie. ( )
  soosthemoose | Sep 4, 2017 |
This is a fun series for someone who enjoys knitting, and a light, quick read. It is part of a 10 book series.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Sep 7, 2016 |
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The religious overtones of Macomber's novel may throw some readers, but the author should attract her usual sizeable readership and pick up some fans of Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts series.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0778321606, Mass Market Paperback)

There's a little yarn shop on Blossom Street in Seattle. It's owned by Lydia Hoffman, and it represents her dream of a new life free from cancer. A life that offers a chance at love . . .

Lydia teaches knitting to beginners, and the first class is "How to Make a Baby Blanket." Three women join. Jacqueline Donovan wants to knit something for her grandchild as a gesture of reconciliation with her daughter-in-law. Carol Girard feels that the baby blanket is a message of hope as she makes a final attempt to conceive. And Alix Townsend is knitting her blanket for a court-ordered community service project.

These four very different women, brought together by an age-old craft, make unexpected discoveries -- about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to friendship and more . . .

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Four lives knit together... There's a little shop on Blossom Street in Seattle. You go there to buy yarn, knitting supplies and patterns - and now you can join a knitting class. Lydia Hoffman owns the shop, which she calls A Good Yarn. It represents her dream of a new beginning, a life free from the cancer that has ravaged her twice. A life that offers a chance at love...and maybe marriage. Jacquline Donovan, Carol Girard, Alix Townsend and Lydia Hoffman are brought together by the age-old craft of knitting, and make unexpected discoveries about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to love, to friendship and acceptance, to laughter and dreams. Discoveries only women can share… (more)

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