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Summer on Blossom Street (Blossom Street #6)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  9,495 ratings  ·  516 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
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.
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.
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
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
Aslında 5.den sonra ara verecektim ancak Anne Marie için sırf bu kitabı okudum
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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
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
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
It was a bonding book that didn't have much to it. I read it for the Watson Book Club. It wasn't as good as The Friday Night Knit club that I read last year for book club, and not in the same shere as the Joy Luck Club. Everything too neatly tied up in a bow to be believable. Casey,7th grade,(age 12?)whose Mother let her live in boyfriend beat her and her brother(who is in juvie) and has been bounced around from on foster home to another for years gets placed in a minister's home. The minister a ...more
I really really liked this book. It could have easily been a 5 star read for me. Very light and very heart-felt story.

This is a typical Blossom Street story by Debbie Macomber that I always love and like to see what happens next with the different characters in the story.

Lydia is married to Brad and now they are looking into adopting a baby. Shortly after their family is approved to be able to adopt an infant. She is working with a social worker who is in desperate need for a place for a 13-yea
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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Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn is back for more fun and adventures. She is joined by some old as well as some new friends. So sit back, relax, and enjoy Summer on Blossom Street.

Phoebe Rylander works as a physical therapist at Madison Avenue Physical Therapy. While out for a walk, she finds herself on Blossom Street and in front of A Good Yarn. She spots in the store window a sign advertising a knitting class called Knit to Quit. Phoebe signs up for the class. The knitting class will be the p
Sometimes, knitting comes out perfect – even stitches, even rows. But sometimes, the tension is uneven; stitches get dropped, and rows must ripped out and redone. Life can be like that, too. Sometimes it is perfect, and sometimes tension causes rifts in relationships that must be reworked. There are some new faces on Blossom Street, and not all are happy. Phoebe just broke off her engagement, and is so ashamed that she lies about the real reason. Casey, a resentful foster child, believes that an ...more
Summer on Blossom Street is part of a wonderful series by Debbie Macomber called the Blossom Street Series. This is book five and I've read them all and they are one of my favorite series. Blossom Street is a friendly neighborhood in Seattle and the series centers on A Good Yarn, a cozy yarn shop owned by Lydia who also teaches many knitting classes. There are other shops along Blossom Street that are featured in the books and they include the French Café, Susannah’s Garden and Blossom Street Bo ...more
This is such a touching story. Debbie Macomber is so good at weaving multiple touching stories together.

This book is about so many things. It's about wanting a baby when you know you can't have one. About wanting to adopt a baby and the knowing the chances are slim that will happen. It is about being a foster child that isn't wanted and gets thrust from home to home and feeling like you have no place anywhere. It is also about a young girl that dreamed of meeting her father when she didn't even
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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)
  • Starting Now (Blossom Street, #9)
  • Blossom Street Brides (Blossom Street #10)
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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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