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Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street #4)

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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 an assistant named Colette Blake, a young widow who's obviously hiding a secret—or two.

When Susannah and Colette both join Lydia Goetz's new knitting class, they discover that Lydia and her sister, Margaret, have
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Mira (first published April 24th 2007)
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Sarah
Apr 23, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Loralee
Apr 25, 2009 Loralee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Drebbles
Apr 23, 2010 Drebbles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
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
Kate
Jun 06, 2007 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
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
AimeeWrites
Apr 23, 2008 AimeeWrites rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Skaistė
Mar 17, 2016 Skaistė rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ši, kaip ir kitos šios serijos knygos, puiki, tokia įtraukianti, miela. Tikras malonumas skaityti ir paėmus sunku atsitraukti. Tik nelabai suprantu, kodėl po išleistos pirmos ir antros serijos knygos išleidžiama ne trečia, o ketvirta. Gal sulauksim ir trečios greitu laiku? Būtų smagu, jei taip.
Glenda L
Mar 08, 2013 Glenda L rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I need a relaxin read I always turn to Debbie Macomber. Her books are full of love and friendship. This one takes place on Blossom Street at the Knit shop, Flower shop and the French Cafe. Debbie is a great story teller. This book is about four women who find happiness with their growing friendship... a truly delightful book.
Jo
Sep 02, 2007 Jo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: romance, wa-state
Same wonderful Blossom St. with a little 007 feel.
Tanya
Sep 14, 2014 Tanya rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Peri Kitapları
Aug 11, 2015 Peri Kitapları rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Evet kitabın edebi bir değeri yok, ama gönül değeri var!
Bu kitapta, bu seride umut var, sevgi var, affetme var!
Küllerinden yeniden doğan kadınlar var...
Hayatta her zaman bir çıkış yolu bulmanın mümkün olduğunu gösteren hikayeler var.
Evet... Affetmek özellikle affetmek!
Biz ki bir bahane olsa da, -bu kişiyle görüşmeyi kessem- diyen insanlarız. Alınganlık yapıp, yıllık dostlukları bitiren insanlarız...
Kim bilir belki de bazen, edebi, metaforlu, anlaşılmazı zor olan kitapların yanında böyle kitapla
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Heather
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
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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
Debbie
Oct 05, 2014 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy DM and her series. I get so into the characters and I'm glad we don't have to leave them after just a few hundred pages. I always like to reconnect with their lives in the next book.
Dee
May 17, 2014 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Gail
Aug 28, 2008 Gail rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Gökhan
İyi başladı, atmosferi, hissetirdikleri iyi, sonradan çok sıradan devam etti, ama sonlara doğru toparladı, en azından sonucunu bekleyebileceğim veya iyi ki oldu diyebileceğim birkaç olay olabildi.
Carolyn Anderson
Sep 27, 2010 Carolyn Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Anita
Jul 14, 2015 Anita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really cute book and looking forward to trying out he knitting patterns.
Gulen
May 17, 2014 Gulen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Colette dışında bir hikaye beni sarmadı, onun da sonunu çok telaşla bağlamış gibi. Bazı noktalar saçma geldi
Pam
May 31, 2015 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Back on Blossom Street is a novel by Debbie Macomber and is one of the Blossom Street novels. Debbie does a great job of making the characters and plot very realistic. Some of the problems they have, you may have to fact too. She includes patterns and instructions for knitting in the novel.
This book is a compilation of stories about the woman of Blossom Street. Each woman tells her own section about what is going on in her life and the decisions she must make quickly for the sake of their famil
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Claire Moss
May 20, 2016 Claire Moss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another heartwarming book from this author. I couldn't put it down, I love all the characters and for most part not too predictable! I find these books so easy and relaxing to read, takes my mind off life :) on to the next one!
JoAnne
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
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Helen
Not my usual thing at all but it was engaging, had characters I cared about, a familiar locale (Seattle), and almost believable outcomes. There are four stories unwinding through this yarn (sorry, couldn't help it)with each touching on the others. The yarn shop owner and her sister have concerns with their aging mother and the effects on the sister's daughter of a car jacking which left her with a broken arm and damaged self confidence. The yarn shop upstairs tenant is pregnant by her ex-boss, w ...more
Fmorlan
Jun 08, 2015 Fmorlan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lydia owner of a good yarn continues to make friends thru knitting. In this chapter of the blossom street world - she meets colette who works at the florist. She offers a prayer shawl class - students are her friend Alix, Susannah and Colette. Alix is engaged to be married but with reservations due to over the top arrangements made by Jacqueline and Jordan's mom Susan. It takes all she can to deal with so many decisions and she isnt making them. Then theres Colette, a widow, but harboring some s ...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
Christine Ricci
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Heather Chandler
I finished! Once again I was not at all disapointed with the Blossome Street series! I loved the book and can't wait to read Twenty Wishes which is the next one!
Leigh
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.
Gail
Mar 28, 2011 Gail rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. :)
Ellenjsmellen
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.
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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
  • 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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