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Summer On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Summer On Blossom Street (edition 2009)

by Debbie Macomber

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Title:Summer On Blossom Street
Authors:Debbie Macomber
Info:Mira (2009), Edition: Library ed, Hardcover, 368 pages
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Tags:done Dec 2009, 2009d, fiction, series, contemporary, chick lit, Seattle, knitting, multiple voices

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Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber is a beach book, plain and simple. It is the story of a number of families living in the same neighbourhood. They all have lovely professions - one runs a bookstore, one a knitting shop, one a bakeshop. Each of the families is experiencing a crisis of some sort - one wants to adopt, one has an ex-fiance who won't leave her alone, another wants to quit smoking.

Here's the thing; the author makes you care about her characters, their struggles and their happy endings - because, of course, everyone has a happy ending! I would definitely recommend this book for an easy, friendly read. ( )
  EvelynBernard | Nov 1, 2015 |
A very captivating story even though the romance didn't really get going until the second half the development of the individuals was so absorbing it more than made up for it. I liked that there were multiple characters developing loving relationships. Hutch, Phoebe and Alix sign up for Lydia's knit to quit class.
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  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
I'm adopted and this book had me in laughter and tears.. So heartwarming. ( )
  spotknewt | Jun 26, 2014 |
A light-hearted piece about individuals and families in a Seattle, Washington neighborhood with a smorgasbord of family relationships and romance. It was read by the radio star, Delilah. I like to listen to Delilah on the radio occasionally, but didn't care for her reading. She put too much emotion, and sometimes inappropriate emotion for the context, in my opinion. I found that distracting. I did like it because it was "family-friendly" and "prim granny" friendly. ;-) ( )
  FancyHorse | Feb 24, 2014 |
Sometimes, knitting comes out perfect – even stitches, even rows. But sometimes, the tension is uneven; stitches get dropped, and rows must ripped out and redone. Life can be like that, too. Sometimes it is perfect, and sometimes tension causes rifts in relationships that must be reworked. There are some new faces on Blossom Street, and not all are happy. Phoebe just broke off her engagement, and is so ashamed that she lies about the real reason. Casey, a resentful foster child, believes that anger can protect her from hurt. Can Lydia and Brad reach the defiant child without sacrificing their own family peace? Anne Marie has child problems of her own in the form of Ellen’s long-lost father. And is Anne Marie attracted to him? But he has other ideas, or does he? Alix is so nervous she has again taken up smoking, much to everyone’s dismay. How can things possibly work out? Well, they do, but is everyone satisfied with the outcome? You won’t know until you read this charming addition to the Blossom Street saga. These well-developed characters will seem like old friends by the time you finish the story. ( )
  Maydacat | Feb 24, 2013 |
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Wednesday morning, a not-so-perfect June day, I turned over the Open sign at my yarn store on Blossom Street.
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Knitting is a lot like life... dropped stitches and all!
Knitting and life. They're both about beginnings - and endings. That's why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something - or someone! - and start a new phase of their lives.

First to join is Phoebe Rylander. She recently ended her engagement to a man who doesn't know the meaning of faithful, and she's trying to get over him. Then there's Alix Turner. She and her husband, Jordan, want a baby, which means she has to quit smoking . And Bryan Hutchinson joins the class because he needs a way to deal with the stress of running his family's business - not to mention the lawsuit brought against him by an unscrupulous lawyer.

Life can be as complicated as a knitting pattern. Just ask Anne Marie Roche. She and her adopted daughter, Ellen, finally have the happiness they wished for. And then a stranger comes to her bookstore asking quiestions.

Or ask Lydia herself. Not only is she coping with her increasingly frail mother, but she and Brad have unexpectedly become foster parents to an angry, defiant twelve-year-old.

But as Lydia already knows, when life gets difficult and your stitches are snarled, your friends can always help!
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Upbeat cancer survivor Lydia and her pragmatic sister, Margaret, start a "Knit to Quit" group in their Blossom Street yarn store in Seattle, bringing in a delightful assortment of customers for weekly self-help sessions, including a local baker who wants a baby as much as Lydia does, a super-stressed chocolate magnate who takes the knitting class after his doctor suggests it, and a young woman who is trying to quit obsessing about a broken engagement.… (more)

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