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A Good Yarn (Blossom Street #2)

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Lydia Hoffman owns the shop on Blossom Street. In the year since it opened, A Good Yarn has thrived-and so has Lydia. A lot of that is due to Brad Goetz. But when Brad's ex-wife reappears, Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness.Three women join Lydia's newest class. Elise Beaumont, retired and bitterly divorced, learns that her onetime husband is reenteri ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Mira Books (first published 2005)
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3rd out of 149 books — 226 voters
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Jul 25, 2007 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: knitters looking for a nice read
The Debbie Macomber "Blossom Street" books aren't the type of books that will change your life. But what they are is a very sweet, nice read that will make you feel good. Sort of in an "aww..that's so sweet and life is good" kind of way.

These books revolve around a yarn shop in Seattle and highlight the lives of the women who take knitting classes there.

Being a knitter myself, I like reading books that involve knitting. I can instantly relate to the characters. The characters in the books each
Mar 23, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this second installment in the Blossom Street series even more than the first. Debbie Macomber's characters feel like real women to me. I can see each one of them and I'd love to know them. She makes you feel like you could stroll right into that yarn shop and you'd be met with a group of women who'd say, "Lisa! We've been waiting for you!". It's like the Cheers of the female middle-aged reading set. And that's my set! I can't wait to continue with this series. It just gives me such a ...more
Sep 10, 2007 Gayle rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Great easy read. Good story. Light and entertaining tale of the lives of several very different woman who are joined together by a knitting class.
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Nov 05, 2015 Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it
Shelves: dmn-2015, rlftci-2015
What a wonderfully enjoyable story. Macomber had me crying like a baby and laughing real belly laughs in turn. The intertwining tales throughout created a complex plot that kept me thoroughly captivated. It was so real and realistic. I love how Macomber can examine situations from every side without breaking the flow of the story.

Macomber doesn’t simply tell you a story about her characters; she invites you into their lives through the pages of her novel. Each one came to life in a different wa
Oct 25, 2007 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a sweet read!
I loved this book, as I did "The Shop On Blossom Street" which is the book that precedes this one. Its a very sweet read and lots of fun. I'm looking forward to her next book, "Susannah's Garden" which should be out about now. Debbie writes wonderful books.
Feb 14, 2009 Julia rated it really liked it
I really like this author. She follows several main charachters and their life and problems in each book. They become your friends and you want all to turn out well for them in the end.
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İstirahət məqsədli oxuduğum bu kitabdan həqiqətəndə zövq aldım.maraqlı sujet xettine sahib olan eser telesmeden amma əlimdəndə buraxmadan oxuduğum gülümsəmə dolu bir dünya idi:)
Absolutely wonderful emotional read,Lydia,Courtney,Elise n Bethanie all these woman's journey and their hardwork to find happiness and love,each one go through their own pains and hurt but are successful in finding their happiness and HEA for Lydia and Elise

Lydia-Is happy with Brad and loves Cody as well but then Brad's ex-wife comes back saying she wants to be back with them and Brad wants to give it a try,in a way asking her to step aside for a while Lydia says no she will never be second best
Apr 23, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Macomber has done it again with another Blossom Street offering. Knitters everywhere will find themselves yet again drawn in to the life and yarn shop of Lydia Hoffman, owner of "A Good Yarn", as she meets three new women from various stages of life who have signed up for her sock knitting class. The perspective of life experience from each of these three women and their families enriches the reader's desire to be more understanding and find out more about people before judging them. You never k ...more
Sep 18, 2007 Barb rated it liked it
Recommends it for: escape
This is a return to fluff reading. I have read #1 in the series and decided I needed a break.

Combines my love of reading with my love of knitting. (Now if I could just DO both at the same time!) The characters in this book are normal ordinary women, who form a diverse circle of friends as they learn or return to knitting.

Since I don't have a LYS (local yarn store), I get a feel of belonging here with this group. The fact that the pattern in this book is for SOCKS makes it even more fun!

Sep 01, 2014 Cheri rated it did not like it
Okay, I really don't do this often. I didn't finish this book. In fact, I only got a couple of chapters in before I gave up. I read the first book in this series and I was not impressed. Being as I have liked some movies I've seen that were based on books by this author, I wanted to give it another try. Ugh! I feel the writing was so stilted and, like the first book, like Macomber had a list of items she wanted to cover and just checked off as she went along.

I'm either a glutton for punishment o
Jul 29, 2015 Gela rated it it was amazing
Just finished ,'A Good Yarn,' and what can I say. Ahh... I feel great, happy, encouraged, hopeful and cheery. I love that Debbie Macomber's books can make me feel that way. You can't help but feeling great about the simple things in life and thankful for all you got after reading anything by her. They are all positively uplifting. My review isn't to tell everyone EXACTLY what the book is about but how I felt after reading it, did I like it? Yes. Why? Because I felt enlightened, encouraged and ju ...more
Jun 11, 2007 Anna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like to read about relationships between women
Sometimes the most enriching relationships you will have are right under your nose or found in situations and places you would not suspect.
Aug 21, 2015 Nicole rated it it was amazing
I feel at home on Blossom Street and a connection with the character's stories that could be real. This one was even better than the first.
Jul 16, 2014 Candice rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: The Lifetime/Hallmark movie set.
A couple of years ago I saw a Blossom Street book in a bag of books that had been delivered to my Grandmother from the library. For some reason the author (Macomber) and the cover stayed in my head. When my grandmother passed away last year, I read one of the latter books in this series to feel closer to her. I really enjoyed that book (Summer on Blossom Street).

Because I enjoyed that book, I have decided to go back and read the entire series (reading A Good Yard yesterday, as it was the one yea
Dec 08, 2009 Drebbles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2006
Cancer survivor Lydia Hoffman's shop "A Good Yarn" has thrived since she opened it a year ago. She decides to teach a class on how to knit socks and three people sign up for it.

Elise Beaumont is a retired librarian who has recently suffered a financial setback and was forced to move in with her daughter's family. Elise has been divorced for many years but never stopped loving her ex-husband, "Maverick", whose gambling ruined their marriage. Elise is not pleased when she finds out that Maverick
Oct 08, 2014 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting, experiment
Spoiler alert ( can't find the hide review function on the iPad app) Stephanie Pearl MacPhee had this on her list of knitting theme books, so I thought I'd give it a try even though I was skeptical about the author's being too sweet and sappy. My oh so sophisticated reader self cringed at the dreams come true triumph over adversity that was everywhere in it and the sheer improbability of the nice new girl who goes to homecoming With the football star, or the credit-worthy yarn shop ( sooo 2005!) ...more
Sep 06, 2012 Donna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, favorites
A Good Yarn is the yarn store that is owned and operated by Lydia Hoffman. Her sister, Margaret, often helps her.

This is another story in which three women come into A Good Yarn and sign up for a knitting class in making socks. Elise Beaumont, a retired librarian and divorcee, is living with her daughter, Aurora, since losing her life savings in a housing scheme. It's taking the courts a long time to decide if she will ever get any of her money back. She learns that her ex will be coming to visi
Oct 10, 2011 rivka rated it liked it
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Nov 05, 2013 Roberta rated it liked it
Shelves: chicklit, 2013
A Good Yarn è il secondo volume di una serie (Blossom Street) che ruota intorno ad un negozio di lana di proprietà dalla giovane Lydia Hoffman. Sia nel primo (The Shop in Blossom Street) che in questo secondo episodio la proprietaria di questo negozio organizza un corso di lavoro a maglia, a cui si iscrivono tre donne, molto diverse tra loro, e tutte con qualche grosso problema che risolveranno nell'arco della narrazione grazie al potere del lavorare a maglia, che unisce le persone e crea nuove ...more
Aug 17, 2008 Julie rated it liked it
Just like "The Shop on Blossom Street" this was a good book that kept me entertained without too much brain power. Macomber tells stories that are interesting and, I would say, uplifting, and she does it in a way that keeps you engaged, but if you have to go make lunch for the kids or turn off the light and go to sleep it's not difficult to put the book down and come back to it later. And because she usually tells 3 or 4 stories "knit" into one it's like you get more bang for your buck. I'm actu ...more
Elaine Mcdonald
Sep 29, 2015 Elaine Mcdonald rated it really liked it
3.5 There is a lot going on in these book...
Morgan Van
Mar 10, 2016 Morgan Van rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: for those who enjoy being doormats!
I know where I stand when I put my two cents about a stupid relationship since I've experienced one myself. Years ago, I had such shitty low self-esteem that I allowed a guy to walk all over me and I would take him back after he told me that everything was my fault when it really was his.

Now I know I didn't go through the exact case scenario as the main character, but I know what it's like to be put on the back burner from someone else who thinks I'm not that important in their relationship. I t
Mar 05, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
I love the pun of this title! This builds on book one and now Lydia (the yarn shop owner) is teaching a class about knitting socks. She has three new students/customers. They are Elise( a retired divorced school librarian who is living with her daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons), Bethanne (unhappily divorced with a teen son and daughter and no job) and Courtney ( a teen living with her grandmother who misses her dead mother, her father who is working abroad, two older siblings who are not ...more
May 03, 2014 Tári rated it really liked it
Su gibi okunan başka bir Macomber kitabı daha.. Gerçekten Macomber'a önyargılı yaklaştığım için kendimden utanmaya başlıyorum. Bir Dilekle Başladı Her Şey'den sonra Bir Yumak Mutluluk'u da severek okudum. Diğer kitapta olduğu gibi -ve yazarın tarzı olduğu üzere- yine sıradan isanların hayatlarından bir dönemi işlemiş; bu sefer ön planda olan maddi sıkıntılar olsa da, aşk, ilişkiler ve hayat da eksik kalmıyor. Kitabın fonunda ise bir örgü kursu var; karakterlerimizi bir araya getiren ve hikayeler ...more
Oct 27, 2007 Arielle rated it liked it
My mom passed this on to me which was cause for some skepticism - sometimes she has very dirty taste. But this book was just a sweet, feel-good read. I don't recall any language or sex, and it was nice to read an easy story and enjoy the various characters without finding any offensive content. It's about four women who get to know each other through a knitting group, and the changes in their lives over the course of a year.
Mar 25, 2013 Sandy rated it really liked it
Debbie Macomber writes pleasant, enjoyable books. This is the second of the Blossom Street series and I enjoyed it. The reader probably isn't going to learn anything new, but its a nice change from some of the deeper novels that we read. My favorite thing about her writing is her treatment of relationships. She does present situations and characters who face dilemmas that make the reader think. All in all - good.
Nov 08, 2008 Sabrina rated it really liked it
This is another book in a two book series about the knitting group. Although there are some of the same people in this one that were in The shop on blossom street, it is about 4 others lives and how they change after they find these friendships. I enjoyed this book also, this author has a knack for writing about friendship, relationship and it is always nice to have happy endings.
Jan 10, 2016 Christy rated it liked it
I liked it. Not as much as the first one and definitely not as much as the other knitting series I read a few years back. Still, she's a good writer and I like these types of neighborhood yarns. Not quite Maeve Binchey caliber, then again, she's pretty hard to match or replace.
May 21, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
An easy read about the relationships that develop between 3 women and their knitting instructor, unlikely to be friends in the outside world. Debbie Macomber's characters are always very real. She understands the world of women and their friendships.
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 770 weeks on the New York Times ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Blossom Street (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #1 )
  • Susannah's Garden (Blossom Street, #3)
  • Christmas Letters
  • Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #4)
  • Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street, #5)
  • Summer on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #6)
  • Hannah's List (Blossom Street, #7)
  • A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street, #8)
  • Starting Now (Blossom Street, #9)
  • Blossom Street Brides (Blossom Street #10)

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