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Summer on Blossom Street (Blossom Street #6)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  10,072 ratings  ·  545 reviews
Knitting and life. They're both about beginnings--and endings. That's why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, to offer 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. She recently ended her engagement to a man who doesn' ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Mira Books
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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
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
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.
Laura Jean
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
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.
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
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
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 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
"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
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
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
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
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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.
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
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
Dilara Okut

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
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.
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.
Jun 17, 2010 Susan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
It was great catching up with my old friends from Blossom Street! I hope Debbie is writing another one......I have grown to love these people!
Kolay okunan, üstünde düşünmeye gerek olmayan bir kitap. Başından sonunda ne olacağını biliyor yine de okuyorum.
Lis Carey
A pleasant, light read--another visit with the generally very nice people on Blossom Street, Seattle.
Anna Kramer
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
Lori Robinett
I listened to this as an audiobook, and will never choose another book read by Delilah. Her sentences were broken - breathing was done at the wrong spot, I think. It was irritating throughout.

The book itself was too much fluff for my taste. Lots of telling, this happened, that happened. Idyllic setting, too good to be true characters, everything wrapped up in a nice, neat bow. None of the characters appealed to me, largely because they seemed one dimensional. Part of the problem may have been th
As a fan of Macomber's Blossom Street stories, I expected to enjoy reading about the lives of Lydia and her circle of friends (both new and old).

Though I enjoyed this book and was able to read it quickly, I felt the conclusion was abrupt and a little too contrived. The conflicts were minimal, relationships too easy to get in to, and dreams were fulfilled too easily.

Unlike Macomber's other books, this story did not delve deeply into characters, their hopes, dreams, struggles and successes.

Aslında 5.den sonra ara verecektim ancak Anne Marie için sırf bu kitabı okudum
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Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn, is offering a new knitting class - Knit to Quit. She has three students: Phoebe Rylander who is trying to get over her ex-fiancée; Alix Turner who wants to quit smoking in order to try and have a baby; and Bryan "Hutch" Hutchinson who needs to find a way to deal with the stress of running the family business. As Lydia tries to teach them to knit, she also has her problems as she is struggling not only with caring for her aging mother but with being a foster mot ...more
I don't just jump in the middle of a book series and read/listen to it, but I made a exception for this one. If you listen to audiobooks and you love the radio host Delilah you will love this book. Needles to say, that is way I had to read/listen to this book.

Delilah as a reader was nice and soothing to listen to and was very dramatic in her voice that it made it fun to listen. Only thing that I am said she didn't do well was that her voice seemed to be about the same for every person, but once
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Other Books in the Series

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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