This is a heartwarming book about four very different women who come together in a knitting class. It is classic Debbie Macomber, a compelling story that gives the reader hope for the future as each woman comes to terms with her lot in life, finds the gumption to succeed -- no matter what her aspirations -- and learns to understand and appreciate the people around her. I'd love to see the story go on to the women in the next class. I loved it!
Fabulous read! I bought this book at walmart, I have always wanted to read it. The characters were really good. Lydia the owner of A Good Yarn, it broke my heart when she had cancer again. And then dumped her bf Brad. Thankfully the cancer was Benign. And Brad and Lydia got back together. Jacquline she had to over come the obstacle of her daughter in law. Which she now comes to love. It made me happy how her and her husband are finally happy again. Carol it broke my heart how she couldnt have a baby after 3 IVF's and then her husband said no to adoption. But finally in the end she got her child through Alix a friend of her's had a baby and wanted to kill it. So sad. I am so happy that Carol finally got the family she wanted. And Alix overcame alot by getting the guy she always wanted fullfilling her dream at culinary school. LOVE LOVE LOVE the story.
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. How To Knit A Baby Blanket, that's the first lesson.
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.
Jacqueline Donovan, the first woman to join the class, is estranged from her husband; her marriage has dwindled into an arrangement of separate rooms and separate lives. She disapproves of the woman married to her only son, but if she knits a baby blanket, she can at least pretend to like her pregnant daughter-in-law.
For Carol Girard, the baby blanket brings a message of hope, as she and her husband make a final attempt at in vitro pregnancy.
And tough looking Alix Townsend-that's Alix with an "i"-is learning to knit her blanket for a court-ordered community service project.
These four women, brought together by the age-old craft of knitting, 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...
Lori V. reviewed The Shop On Blossom Street (Blossom Street, Bk 1) on
I was surprised at the amount of sex and reference to sex in this book! A book does NOT have to be steamy in order to be good...look at the Jane Austen books! This was a HUGE disappointment as the storyline was good.
After THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET went to press, we discovered an error in the knitting pattern included in the book. The pattern reads, \"Rep Rows 13-36 until piece measures approximately 42\" and you have worked Row 16 or 32.\" It should say, \"Rep Rows 13-36 until piece measures approximately 42\" and you have worked Row 36.\"
A delightful story of four women and knitting shop...very poignant portrayal of the interaction between them and their families and men in their lives. Will definitely be getting the 2nd book in this series.
This is the first Debbie Macomber book I have read. I enjoyed her ability to weave the lives of four completely different people in the knitting class together into a cohesive group. Each chapter is titled a character's name and the content deals with what is going on in that character's life. Consequently, the reader gets to know and love each character and feels a part of their lives as well. It made me want to learn to knit and join a class of my own. I ordered her second book in the series.