Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - Candis. NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Can you tell from first impressions whether someone could become your closest friend? Thirty year-old Lydia has survived cancer twice. She's determined to embrace the future, but is she brave enough to risk falling in love? Image-conscious Jacqueline is in her mid-forties ...Read MorePerfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - Candis. NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Can you tell from first impressions whether someone could become your closest friend? Thirty year-old Lydia has survived cancer twice. She's determined to embrace the future, but is she brave enough to risk falling in love? Image-conscious Jacqueline is in her mid-forties with an empty marriage. She's devastated that her son has married beneath himself. High-powered thirty-seven-year-old Carol longs for a baby. After two failed IVF attempts, she's hoping for one last miracle. After a tough childhood, young Alix is angry and defensive. But meeting a special someone from her schooldays may make her change her ways. None of these women could ever have guessed how close they would become or where their friendship would lead them. Make time for friends. Make time for Debbie Macomber.Read Less
Debbie Macomber is great as usual! She weaves an interesting set of stories about 3 women in a knitting class. I was sad when it ended!
Dec 17, 2009
As always excellent
If you are a Debbie Macomber devotee- you will love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 27, 2008
This book was my first introduction to Debbie Macomber, and I have to say, she is a refreshing author. I have been an amateur knitter in my day, just enough to understand the fascination with it, and to appreciate the patterns and the yarn textures and colors. The way she weaves an enjoyable and believable story is satisfying and moving. Her characters are full of life, varied, with never a dull moment. I love the way she brings together women from such different walks of life, getting them involved with each other, opening their eyes to appreciate what quality lies behind the outward personna of each character. You will find yourselves "hooked" after this first book, and eager to read the next two in this delightful series.
Jan 24, 2008
This was a great book. I enjoy reading all of Debbie's books.
Sep 7, 2007
Come to the wonderful world at Blossom Street
This book is for anyone dealing with a crisis, stress in every day life and trying to fill a void in their lives. Debbie Macomber makes the characters come alive and the shop owner Lydia Hoffman is a true survivor that any person can identify with. The characters have typical flaws that all people carry which makes the story truly enriching!
Publishers Weekly, 2004-04-26 A Seattle knitting store brings together four very different women in this earnest tale about friendship and love. Lydia Hoffman, a two-time cancer survivor, opens the shop A Good Yarn as a symbol of the new life she plans to lead. She starts a weekly knitting class, hoping to improve business and make friends in the area. The initial class project is a baby blanket, and Macomber (Changing Habits), a knitter herself who offers tips about the craft and pithy observations from knitting professionals throughout the novel, includes the knitting pattern at the start of the book. Well-heeled Jacqueline Donovan, who chooses to ignore her empty marriage, disguises her disdain for her pregnant daughter-in-law by knitting a baby blanket. Carol Girard joins the group as an affirmation of her hopes to finally have a successful in vitro pregnancy. Alix Townsend, a high school dropout with an absentee father and a mother incarcerated for forging checks, uses the class to satisfy a court-ordered community service sentence for a drug-possession conviction for which her roommate is really responsible. Unfortunately, Macomber doesn't get much below the surface of her characters, and, although they all have interesting back stories, the arc of each individual happy ending is too predictable. The only surprise involves Alix's hapless, overweight roommate, Laurel, and even this smacks of plot-driven manipulation. Macomber is an adept storyteller overall, however, and many will be entertained by this well-paced story about four women finding happiness and fulfillment through their growing friendships. Agent, Irene Goodman. (May) Forecast: 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. Author tour. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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