Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - Candis. NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Soon we were laughing and crying at the same time. That's how it is sometimes. The laughter can be as healing as tears.' Every Wednesday on Blossom Street a group of women meet for a knitting class; each has her own share of worries and troubles. Lydia is happy with the ...
Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - Candis. NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Soon we were laughing and crying at the same time. That's how it is sometimes. The laughter can be as healing as tears.' Every Wednesday on Blossom Street a group of women meet for a knitting class; each has her own share of worries and troubles. Lydia is happy with the life she has built but she's anxious about her ageing mother and her sister, Margaret, whose daughter has been attacked. Alix's wedding plans have been hijacked by her friends who, to her horror, want the social event of the year. With her troubled background can she be the perfect bride? Colette's husband has only been dead a year but she's pregnant with another man's child. To make matters worse, her lover is her boss! As friendships deepen these women start to confide in each other, but will listening and sharing be enough for them to move forward, leaving their pasts behind? Make time for friends. Make time for Debbie Macomber.
WHEN YOU READ REVIEWS OF A BOOK, OF COURSE THEY'RE ALWAYS WONDERFUL. THE AUTHOR IS ALWAYS PRAISED, BUT DEBBIE MACOMBER REALLY DELIVERS. ALTHOUGH THIS BOOK IS FROM A SERIES, ANY ONE OF THESE GREAT BOOKS CAN BE READ ON ITS OWN. EACH BOOK STANDS OUT BY ITSELF. THIS ENDEARING SERIES RETURNS IN "BACK ON BLOSSOM STREET", WITH ALL OUR FAVOURITE PEOPLE. EACH CHARACTER HAS A "REAL" LIFE THAT WE CAN ALL RELATE TO. JUST WHEN YOU THINK THE NEXT BOOK IN THIS SERIES CAN'T GET ANY BETTER, HERE IT IS! WE ARE ENGAGED IN EACH PERSONS HEARTACHES, TRAUMAS AND HAPPINESS WITH THE CONNECTIONS THEY MAKE THROUGH KNITTING LESSONS THAT EXPAND INTO THEIR PERSONAL LIVES. LIVES ARE FOREVER CHANGED AND FRIENDS HELP FRIENDS WITH CARING AND LOVE. DON'T MISS THIS WONDERFUL BOOK.
Aug 14, 2007
Loved the other books in the series, and this one was not to disappoint! Debbie has a way of bringing her characters to life and making you feel as though you are among them. I could not wait to get a copy to read and I was sorry I finished so quickly! It is one of those books that is so enjoyable, it's difficult to put down. Thank you for the entertaining respite Debbie.
Jul 19, 2007
Reading this book was another opportunity to become acquainted (and re-acquainted) with people you'd like to claim as your own friends. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Jun 11, 2007
I was eager to read this latest book in the series, and I was not disappointed. Debbie has spun a wonderful yarn! I wanted the book to last for a couple weeks of reading, but that didn't happen, because I couldn't put it down. New characters and old characters alike were there, and the story seemed so real. I am familiar with the Seattle area, and when she writes her story it makes me think I am there. Thanks for a superb addition to the series, Debbie!
Publishers Weekly, 2007-03-05 Women who share a love of knitting support each other through the vicissitudes of life in Macomber's unsurprising third novel set on Seattle's fictional Blossom Street. Lydia Goetz, the proprietor of the knitting store (and series anchor) A Good Yarn, has begun teaching a new knitting class on prayer shawls. Fellow knitters include Colette Blake, a 31-year-old widow who rents the apartment above the shop and whose grief over her dead husband is being supplemented by confusion about her relationship with former boss and possible criminal Christian Dempsey. Also casting on is Alix Townsend, the daughter of a family of miscreants and now engaged to the Rev. Jordan Turner and so stressed over wedding planning that she wonders if she's pastor's wife material. Closer to home, Lydia's niece Julia is the victim of a carjacking and an ineffectual justice system, and Lydia is feeling bereft because, thanks to her history of cancer, she may never give birth to her own child. Readers will get exactly what they expect: a litany of feel-good, unassailable instances of the benefits of friendship, tolerance and knitting; happy endings for all; and simple if saccharine prose. Readers who already cherish life a la Blossom Street will welcome this slight variation on the theme. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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