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Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street #4)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  9,366 ratings  ·  505 reviews
There's a new shop on Seattle's Blossom Street--a flower store called Susannah's Garden, right next door to A Good Yarn. Susannah Nelson, the owner, has just hired a young widow named Colette Blake. A couple of months earlier, Colette had abruptly quit her previous job--after a brief affair with her boss. To her dismay, he's suddenly begun placing weekly orders for flower...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Mira (first published April 24th 2007)
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I have only ever read Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street series, but her ability to draw you in and make you feel like you're really experiencing the events firsthand is uncanny. After reading all three stories set in the yarn shop "A Good Yarn", I wanted to rush off to Seattle and meet Lydia myself and be able to sit in her shop near the sunny window where the cat naps and just knit contentedly with an old friend, as I'm sure Lydia and I would be. I've never read any knitting fiction that was mor...more
Apr 25, 2009 Loralee rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Barbara, Carol, and Karen
Shelves: fiction, chick-lit
A few years ago I read my first Debbie Macomber book which was The Shop on Blossom Street. When I was browsing the library shelves, I noticed this book and memories of a sweet story drifted back. I picked it up, not realizing until later that A Good Yarn was actually the next book in the series. It didn't matter. I soon caught up with "old friends" and met new ones.

Lydia Goetz is the happily married owner of A Good Yarn knitting shop. She enjoys teaching knitting classes and this is where many o...more
Ever since she opened her yarn shop, Lydia Goetz has held knitting classes there. This time around three people are taking her class on knitting a prayer shawl: Alix Townsend, Susannah Nelson, and Colette Blake. Both Alix and Colette hope the class will help take their mind off of things - Alix is trying to keep her marriage plans under control and Colette is dealing with the loss of her husband and the consequences of a brief affair with her (ex) boss. Lydia has her own worries - her niece Juli...more
This is the third* in Macomber's series about a yarn store in an idyllic place called Blossom St. I actually liked it better than the second. Each book rotates in perspective between Lydia, the shop owner, and a few of the students in her current knitting class. (The pattern being used in the class is included, too. I knit the baby blanket from the first book; it was quite nice, if a bit boring.) Each woman is generally facing some sort of family or life crisis, and knitting brings them together...more
I was excited to see this next installment in Debbie Macomber's series about the shops lining a small street in Seattle. The first was a grab off the library shelf - fate! I've followed along with the series greedily.

Although their writing styles and subject matter are completely different, I can't help but compare one aspect of Debbie Macomber's writing with that of Nora Roberts. They both write about incredibly strong women. That's the main draw for me in this excellent series.

In this installm...more
Sep 02, 2007 Jo rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: romance, wa-state
Same wonderful Blossom St. with a little 007 feel.
I liked this book but was hoping to like it more. I loved the characters and the story lines of their lives, but it seemed the author repeated facts from the first books way too often. I understand the need to do some of that for clarification since someone might pick this up as a first book in the series, but I found it was way overdone. I even questioned the editors and thought they should've caught it too.

Also, I listened to this as an audiobook and hate to be critical, but the voice over art...more
Nicole Galbraith
This book is told from the prospective of three women. Lydia Goetz is the owner of A Good Yarn who connects all the characters through her knitting class. Lydia is a cancer survivor who has found peace and happiness, despite a family tragedy involving her niece and the failing health of her mother. Alix Townsend has overcome her checkered past to get engaged to a pastor. But, the wedding planning is overwhelming her. Colette Blake is a widow with a secret. All three women are endearing, relatabl...more
Two-haiku review:

Some familiar friends
Plus new, each with own problems
They're knitting prayer shawls

Comforting story
Like being wrapped in prayer shawl
Very nice series
The knitting shop owner is happy, her cancer's in remission, so she can worry about her friends more. This book is a bunch of interwoven stories about the friends. One of them is having wedding issues--she and the fiance want a small wedding, but his mom and her motherly friend have gone beserk. The knit shop owner's sister goes kind of beserk when her daughter (the niece) is the victim of a carjacking. The story of the pregnant widow with issues is probably the weakest of the three--she got the...more
Carolyn Anderson
I like Debbie Macomber. She talks about issues that are a part of my every day life - aging mothers in Assisted Living, Alzheimers, the death of old people, unplanned pregnancies, dealing ith Cancer, hobbies to keep your mind off of things you can't do anything about, the power of girlfriends, the value of religion in your life, and personalities - and how they affect the people they interact with.

This was an uplifting story - with plenty of personal challenges to be overcome. Debbie helped me...more
Colette dışında bir hikaye beni sarmadı, onun da sonunu çok telaşla bağlamış gibi. Bazı noktalar saçma geldi
For real? This book is so sappy, saccharine, whimpy, preachy, out of touch, and oh by the way Debbie... The INS went away well before you wrote this book, you would maybe like to do a little research into Homeland Security and ICE. This book rode the fine line between being so stupid it drove me crazy... And too stupid to read any further. I don't recall it reaching the point of utter ridiculousness that I started yelling at the book (which I've been known to do - judge me as you will), but it s...more
A couple of Lydia's friends are having babies. She is sad that she cannot have one because of the cancer treatment. She and Brad discuss adoption. She has rented the apartment over the shop to Colette, who works for Susannah at her shop. Colette is a widow. Margaret tells Lydia that Colette is hiding something but Lydia does not believe her.
Colette had a one night stand with her boss after the Christmas party and ended up pregnant. She is in love with Christian. He was so wonderful to her after...more
Candy Liggett
I love the blossom street series and I am a big fan of Debbie Macomber. She is a great author and creates characters you care about. This book I was disappointed in I did like reconnecting with Alix from the first book as she is getting ready to marry her boyfriend Jordan and the pressures that come with getting married. Jordan is a youth minister and his father and mother have a long standing in the church community. Jordan's mother and Jacquline go overboard as Alix just wants a simple wedding...more
Oh God. I thought some gentle fiction would be good for me, but really, this book is silly, fluffy nonsense. I feel like I coated my brain in taffy and molasses. Yuck.
It's been a while since I've read a book in the Blossom Street series and I enjoy Macomber's contemporary fiction! I'll try not to wait so long to get the next one. :)
Sep 20, 2008 Ellenjsmellen marked it as to-read
I'm reading this one, but might put it on the backburner since I didn't know it was a series. I might need to go back and read Blossom Street and a Good Yarn too.
The cast of characters keeps growing in this series and I really like it! It shows how circles can develop circles, just the way it happens in reality. In this book, Lydia is teaching people how to make prayer shawls. There is a lot of symbolism around who receives the shawls.
Margaret gives hers to a criminal! Lydia gives hers to her mother. Colette is going to use hers for new baby. Alix gives hers to her future husband's grandmother. And Susannah gives hers to her mother. You will have to read...more
As always, Macomber comes through with a good, quick read. I like her characters who continue from one day to another.
Intertwined lives of three women in a knitting group are developed in alternating and overlapping chapters.

Lydia Goetz, with the help of her sister Margaret, run "A Good Yarn" shop on Blossom Street in downtown Seattle. Lydia's life is improving after beating cancer in her teenage years, and acquiring a husband and stepson. Margaret, however, is consumed with revenge over the harm sustained by her daughter Julia in a carjacking. Together they are dealing with the dementia of their mother.

In Back on Blossom Street Lydia starts another knitting class, this time for a prayer shawl. In her class are Susannah, the owner of the flower shop next door; Colette, Lydia's tenant in her old apartment above the store and Susannah's employee; Alix Townsend, an original member of Lydia's knitting classes; and Margaret, Lydia's sister.
Susannah plays a very small part in this book and this is probably because she gets her own book, Susannah's Garden, that is a "spin-off" from the Blossom Street...more
My least favourite of the series so far. I adored the first two. I loved the characters and actually cared about what was happening with them. I enjoyed the good mix of women that the author threw together. I also appreciated that while most things were tied off neatly not everything worked 100% of the time (IE Beth Ann's romantic situation in A Good Yarn).

However in this book I found myself disappointed in both the characters and their stories. First of all there were only the three characters...more
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I really liked this book. It was an easy read. (Okay I listened to it during my daily commute, I didn't "read" it.) It was nice to settle back in with some old friends from the previous books in the series, and to meet some new ones. I like Lydia and the various customers that have come to frequent her shop over the years. It probably helps that I'm a knitter myself and used to be a regular at a shop that was a lot like Lydia's. I understand the friendships that can build around a table where th...more
In this book, Debbie Macomber brings us back to the Good Yarn. Lydia, the owner and Margaret her sister run the yarn shop. Lydias knitting class this time around is to make a prayer shawl. Susannah, the new flower shop owner from next door, and Susannahs new employee, Colette have both signed up for the class. A face from the first book, Alix also joins this class. Alix is looking for a way to relax and take her mind off her wedding planning fiasco. Although good intentioned, Jacqueline, another...more
This is the third book in Macomber’s series centered around a yarn shop on Blossom Street fictionally located in a revitalized area of Seattle. The yarn shop is owned and operated by cancer survivor Lydia Goetz who married her UPS man. What made this a fun read for me is that we get an update on the life of one of my favorite characters introduced in the first book in this series, Alix Townsend, who you first meet in “The Shop on Blossom Street”. Alix is a twenty-something survivor of a very rou...more
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I love this book and I think it is the best one I've ever read by Debbie Macomber. This book is full of so much it is so hard to explain in a short review and even harder to do without giving away too much. In a nutshell though, this book is about friends, not just any friends though, the friends that stick by you when things get rough and don't judge you when you are hard enough on yourself. It is also about being a friend for others also. It is easy to get wrapped up in your problems and forge...more
There's a new shop on Blossom Street. Susannah Nelson opened a Flower Shop next to A Good Yarn. Susannah hired a young widow, Colette Bennett. Although the young woman is still grieving for her husband it seems that she's keeping a secret. Lydia this time around is offering a prayer shawl class. Both Susannah and Colette join along with Alix Townsend. Alix decides that the class will give her a chance to relax and keep her mind off her wedding. It's seems that her future mother in law and Alix's...more
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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 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

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