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Summer on Blossom Street (Blossom Street #6)

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  10,796 Ratings  ·  581 Reviews
Knitting and life are both about beginnings and endings. That's why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something - or someone - and start over.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Mira Books
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Aug 12, 2009 Loralee rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Lydia, Margaret, and the other Blossom Street friends are back in the fifth book in this series. Lydia and her husband have finally decided to adopt a baby. As they wait for that phone call, their social worker calls and asks if they can take in a 12 year old girl who needs emergency foster care. "It will only be for two nights--I promise." Lydia and Brad wonder what they have got themselves into.

Alix and her husband, Jordan are eager to start a family. But, there is a hitch. She started smoking
I listened to this one on audio. Great story but I don't think I could ever listen to another book read by Delilah. She got so many of the inflections wrong that I actually thought everyone in the book was a whiny jerk. I did cry at the end, but I am sucker for happy happy endings.
May 23, 2009 Mary rated it it was amazing
Lydia Goetz owns a knitting shop on Blossom Street and decides to start a new knitting class. This one is geared towards people who want to "quit something or someone." Three people sign up: Phoebe, "Hutch", and Alix. Ann Marie Roche turns up again and has some drama turn up surrounding her adopted daughter Ellen. Lydia and Brad have decided to try adoption and end up fostering a child.
This is a book series but you don’t have to start at the first book to understand what’s going on. Debbie Macom
May 20, 2009 Laurajean rated it it was amazing
I listened to this book on audio cd on my daily hourly commute in my car over the last week and a half and really enjoyed it. Initially, I wasn't sure that I would, because the radio personality, Delilah, narrates the story, but she does a good job.

I am a *very* fast reader, and Debbie Macomber's books can be *very* quick reads. I've read them all in an evening or so. I wasn't sure how listening to one over 8 cds would work out, but it was great.

Terrific story, terrific book! Macomber fans will
May 19, 2009 Faith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
The book did not disappoint. It was great to get back to familiar characters and meet a few new ones. I'm glad that Ms. Macomber has continued with this series because I have really enjoyed it. I hope now we find out where everything goes from here very soon.
Jul 17, 2016 Trace added it
There are times in life when one just wants to read light-hearted books that leave you smiling and optimistic. Reading a Debbie Macomber book is like putting on extra-rosy colored glasses. I love that she is a Christian and is not afraid to mention God in her books.
I don't like to rate my "Rosy-Colored Glasses" books because I have a very hard time not comparing them to my more usual literary choices, which of course, is unfair.
But for a feel-good story that will lift your spirits, you could n
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Jun 07, 2015 Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ rated it really liked it
Phoebe Rylander just ended her engagement to Clark Snowden because he was caught cheating yet again. Phoebe works as physical therapist and needs an activity to occupy her time seeing a sign "Knit to Quit" class in A Good Yarn Shop is the answer to her problem. Alix Turner knows that she needs to quit smoking in order to get pregnant. Alix signs up for "Knit to Quit" class she signs up. Bryan "Hutch" Hutchinson needs to reduce his stress so he signs up for "Knit to Quit" class. This eclectic gro ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Apr 27, 2011 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
Recommended to Mollie *scoutrmom* by: Rivka
Shelves: read-in-2011
An enjoyable read for fans of the series, otherwise skip it.

This book was merely OK. There is too much carried forward from the earlier books to make this a good stand-alone, but those who follow the series should enjoy it. There are appearances from most of the earlier characters, and some of them have major changes occurring in their lives. It's a bit like a soap opera.

Personally, I found this episode more preachy than the earlier books in the series, with more references to church attendance
Aug 10, 2010 melissa rated it liked it
This is an oddly familiar, comfortable read. I like the way this author mixes new and old characters in this series. We always get to continue with the thread of the old, but it stays fresh with the incorporation of new. For example, Lydia has grown through the series, dating, marrying, having a family, ect. Some authors can write 30 books, and the character is the same in the first and the last. (I’m sure this is called something, I just don’t know what). I like that Macomber can advance the st ...more
Jan 08, 2011 Becca rated it it was amazing
"Summer on Blossom Street" by Debbie Macomber was a must read for me. I love Debbie Macomber and the Blossom Street series is 1 of my 2 favorite series by her. The book revolves around a few key characters. Lydia Goetz owns a yarn shops and always offers fun classes. She is married to a man named Brad and her sister Margaret also works at the yarn shop. Phoebe Rylander was new this book and had just broken up with her fiancee. Bryan "Hutch" Hutchinson is also a new character. He and his family o ...more
Sep 15, 2009 Debbie rated it really liked it
As the owner of A Good Yarn, Lydia Goetz knows most of the people that live or work on Blossom Street. It is not surpising that the interest was there for another knitting class. Knit to Quit was just what Phoebe Rylander was looking for, anything that would help her get over the horrible way her ex-fiance has betrayed her trust ... again. As for Alix Turner, she and her husband, Jordan, wanted to start a family, but after all the stress of getting married, Alix had started smoking again. Then t ...more
May 05, 2013 Laurel-Rain rated it really liked it
Another chapter in the Blossom Street series, with "Summer On Blossom Street," brings another knitting class and a new group of characters to A Good Yarn, the shop owned by Lydia Goetz. Some new and old characters join the story, as Lydia introduces a new class called Knit to Quit.

Each of the women (and one man) join the class to help them with a kind of addiction, varying from smoking to getting over an old love.
New romance slips unexpectedly into the worlds of these characters, even as disappo
Anne Hawn Smith
Mar 07, 2011 Anne Hawn Smith rated it really liked it
Lydia Goetz, owner of "A Good Yarn" knitting shop decides to start a novel new knitting group. "Knit to Quit." It doesn't matter what you are quitting, just let knitting get you through it. She doesn't have to wait long for willing customers and new knitters. First there's Phoebe Rylander who wants to end her relationship with a man and Alix Turner who has to quit smoking when she and her husband want to have a baby. Then there's Bryan Hutchinson whose doctor recommends he take up knitting as a ...more
Aug 15, 2009 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
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♡Ann  Matalines♡
...the perfect metaphor-together, yet individual-for our marriage.

I always liked Lydia and the whole gang. It fells like Debbie Macomber has lived a thousand lives. She captures different emotions like a reader lives with them.

Though it was a cliffhanger I wouldn't like to end it some other way.
Dec 03, 2015 Lynne rated it really liked it
I borrow e-books from the library so I don't always get them in order. Having read another of Debbie Macomber's books, I had a spoiler for this one.

Even though I don't knit, Debbie Macomber has turned into a favorite author. I like the way she develops her characters and her relationships. I like the way she includes religion without getting preachy.

For me, the highlight of this book was the growth of Casey, who ended up as Lydia's foster child, and connected with "Alix with an 'I'" through thei
Jul 24, 2010 Linda rated it liked it
Lydia Goetz’s latest knitting class is called “Knit to Quit.” It is for people who need to quit something and start a new phase of their lives. One woman needs to quit smoking before she becomes pregnant. Another is trying to get over a broken love affair. One man joins the class, on his doctor’s suggestion, to relieve the stress of a high powered job. Anne Marie Roche, the owner of the book store on Blossom Street, has just adopted a daughter, when the child’s birth father shows up. This is a t ...more
Cathy Daniel
Feb 01, 2016 Cathy Daniel rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful and heart warming book! I do have to say phoebe annoyed me so much. She was a ninny ! But I loved the book and cried at the supremely happy ending!
Feb 20, 2016 Christina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Candy Weaver
Shelves: debbie-macomber
I'd perhaps given an additional star to my rating, if the format had been more similar to the author's other books. I did enjoy the book, the people and the stories covered but I found it a little not to my liking that it bounced back and forth by chapter to each person's part of the story. It seemed a little choppy. Otherwise, I have enjoyed reading a little more of what happens on Blossom Street. :-)
Anna Kramer
Aug 16, 2014 Anna Kramer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summer on Blossom Street continues to allow the readers to feel as though they know the characters like old friends.

Summer on Blossom Street continues to allow the readers to feel as though they know the characters like old friends.

I love the characters in the book as much as I would if they were real. They are so genuine and believable. I became so involved with the book that I couldn't put it down. I want to go to Blossom Street in Seattle! I can't wait to read the next book and continue my fr
Nov 22, 2014 Amanda rated it it was ok
This is about where the wheels came off for this series for me. I think the foster girl story absolutely ruined the Brad & Lydia story. We GET that Lydia had cancer. You've rammed it down our throats since book 1. But the story was about Lydia and Brad becoming a family. And turbulently at that. Now you're throwing something else volatile into the mix? I worry about the Human Services people who did their checks on this one. I think more than anything it was this one storyline that ruined th ...more
Feb 28, 2016 AngieA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anyone who knows me knows I love a good series. Debbie Macomber does a series as well as, if not better than, anyone. This entry in the Blossom Street series did not disappoint. We are again allowed into the life of Lydia Goetz, proprietor of A Good Yarn. She and her Blossom Street friends, Anne Marie Roche and her daughter, Ellen; and Alix Turner. With these continuing stories, we are brought up to date about the lives of friends we have met before and have grown to love and admire. We are also ...more
Candy Liggett
Mar 13, 2016 Candy Liggett rated it it was amazing
Always a pleasure to return to Blossom Street with these great characters. Debbie Macomber once again does a excellent job in keeping the reader involved with these characters lives. We have Lydia and Brad who are thinking about adding to their family by adopting a baby. Lydia comes up with a new idea for her knitting class Knitting To Quit for people who want to quit something in their lives to move on. We also have the return of Alix who is also planning on having a baby with her husband Jorda ...more
Cathy Cramer
Similar to the others in the Blossom St. series. The new knitting class is for people who want to quit something - smoking, stressing, etc.

SPOILER - I like that Pheobe Rylander displays perseverance in trying to "get over" her cheating boyfriend - that she really does give up on him rather than go back to him, despite so many people pressuring her to forgive him and accept him back. I think the reason that I like that story line is that so many others in the series involve reconciliation and hap
Dilara Okut
Jun 23, 2015 Dilara Okut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Küçük mucizeler dükkanı ile büyük bir hayran kitlesine ulaşan Debbie Macomber'in kitapları gerçekten çok güzel,size bir aile sıcaklığı yaşatan bu seri Newyork Bestseller'dan adını sildirmemesiyle belli oluyor.Kitap gene dört güçlü kadınla karşımıza çıkıyor.Onların durumları nasıl olacak nasıl sonuçlanacak derken bir bakıyorsunuz ki kitabı bitirmişsiniz.İster istemez düşünüyorsunuz zaten bende o sokakta olsam ne olur nasıl davranırım diye.

Bu kitabımızda esk
Jun 01, 2016 Donna rated it it was ok
Following the trials and stresses of a close group of knitters - and those new to the group who happen to sign up for a class - this book had me rolling my eyes by the end of the first chapter. It's predictable, cheesy, and the characters are just a tad plastic for my taste. All the men are either heroes or zeros; all the children ultimately well-behaved, and the women are all talented, loving and incredibly domestic. I'm not saying that's a bad thing - it's just not the kind of book I usually r ...more
May 25, 2010 Connie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I never learn. I order books like this from series where I read the first couple of books, realized that I can't stand the author's style, and yet I continue to order from PBS or otherwise procure the following books. I have to learn to stop doing this. At least I didn't finish this overwrought pile of steaming crap. And it's going back on my PBS bookshelf once I have some cash for shipping.
Joleen Devens
May 06, 2016 Joleen Devens rated it really liked it
I love Debbie Macomber. This book was another feel good book. Description of plot from Amazon:
"They're both about beginnings—and endings. That's why Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, offers a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something—or someone!—and start a new phase of their lives.

First to join is Phoebe Rylander, who's trying to get over a man. Alix Turner and her husband want a baby, so she has to quit smoking. And Bryan Hutchinson need
Jeanine Lent
Jan 05, 2016 Jeanine Lent rated it really liked it
This was book number 6, in the Blossom Street series. I loved this book just as much as all the other Blossom Street books. It's a great feeling to start a book & immediately know most of the characters in it. It never gets boring either because the author always adds a few new people to keep things lively. Ms. Macomber often throws in a twist, somewhere in the book, a surprise, and this book was no different. There is a level of comfortable predictability in the book, without being boring. ...more
May 12, 2016 Amber rated it liked it
This is a really light read but the characters are pleasant and the story kept my interest. I have read all the books in this series I hope to read more.

1. The Shop on Blossom Street
2. The Good Yarn
3. Susannah's Garden
4. Back on Blossom Street
5. Twenty Wishes
6. Summer on Blossom Street
7. Hannah's List
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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 950 weeks on the New York Times ...more
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Blossom Street (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #1 )
  • A Good Yarn (Blossom Street, #2)
  • Susannah's Garden (Blossom Street, #3)
  • Christmas Letters
  • Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #4)
  • Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street, #5)
  • Hannah's List (Blossom Street, #7)
  • A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street, #8)
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“I generally read every night befi=ore I fall asleep: Brad does too. I find it comforting to lie beside my husband, each of us with a book in our hands. I see it as a period of calm and intimacy, and as the perfect metaphor-together, yet individual-for our marriage.” 5 likes
“I generally read every night before I fall asleep: Brad does too. I find it comforting to lie beside my husband, each of us with a book in our hands. I see it as a period of calm and intimacy, and as the perfect metaphor-together, yet individual-for our marriage.” 5 likes
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