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Susannah's Garden (Blossom Street #3)

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4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  10,773 Ratings  ·  636 Reviews
It was the year that changed everything…

When Susannah Nelson turned eighteen, she said goodbye to her boyfriend, Jake—and never saw him again. She never saw her brother, Doug, again, either. He died unexpectedly that same year.

Now, at fifty, Susannah finds herself regretting the paths not taken. Long married, a mother and a teacher, she should be happy. But she feels there
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Mira (first published January 1st 2006)
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Melissa Elder It is part of Blossom Street but more of an offshoot. You don't have to read it to understand the rest of the series.
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Julie
Jun 10, 2008 Julie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book thinking it was a sequel to The Shop on Blossom Street. And Blossom street was only mentioned at the very end of the book. I was hoping for something more like Blossom Street and instead I got a book full of characters that I disliked intensely and a story that only kept me reading to find out the answer to the mystery behind the story. I was glad when it was over and I was disappointed that the characters who deserved it never got their comeuppance and the characters the reader ...more
Heather Chandler
This is a book that you are supposed to read befor "Back on Blossome Street" It isn't part of the series but yet it is. I was a little upset with having to read the whole thing to finelly figure out in the end why I should read it befor the final book in the series. Like I said you don't have to read it but it is a good idea to do it. It helps in the last book so you know the characters. I did like the book I was just trying to figure out how it all went together the whole time I was reading it ...more
Khumar Musayeva
Aug 09, 2016 Khumar Musayeva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Debbie Macomber kitablarında ən sevdiyim şey kitabın son səhifələrinə gələndə üzümdə yaranan o gülümsəmədi. :) Hər şeyin yaxşı olacağına əmin olduğumu göstərir o gülümsəmə. :)
Jonel Boyko
This was an emotionally turbulent novel. Hard choices are made that affect so many lives. Macomber’s inviting writing shines through in every aspect of the tale. This was an interesting tale but not nearly as captivating as the 1st two novels in the series. Susannah’s opinions and prejudices permeate everything. The entire novel revolves around her need to do something that may not necessarily be in everyone’s best interest. Through it all, Macomber develops her cast of characters in a manner th ...more
Carol
Jul 13, 2016 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up at a library book sale and read it while emptying my mother's storage unit. I wanted something light at the end of the day. This was oddly parallel to my daily tasks - Susannah goes to her childhood home to move her mother with memory issues. You would think I would want to avoid a book about what I was dealing with, but I kind of liked hearing about someone else dealing with similar things. I gave it 4 stars not because of great writing (the plot is a bit far fetched), but just ...more
Christel
Dec 03, 2007 Christel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I think I liked this one the best. Things sometimes change in mid-life, call it a midlife crisis or whatever, but they do. I love the way the author spins her tales and develops her characters in the storyline
Maggie61
Probably would have given this one a 3 1/2 if halves were an option here.
I love Debbie Macomber's books, they are quick and light reads. This wasn't one of my favourites although I did still enjoy it.
I seem to be reading several books this year about the road not taken and missed opportunities. Life is full of what ifs and in this book, Susannah goes back to the town where she grew up to see her aging mother and make arrangements for her now that she's unable to live on her own. While there, f
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Andrea Guy
Jun 12, 2010 Andrea Guy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Debbie Macomber's books never disappoint. EVER. Susannah comes back to her hometown to deal with a mom with failing mental capabilities and a 20 year old daughter that is getting mixed up with the wrong guy.

As always, Debbie focuses more on relationships rather than love and passion. Her books touch your heart, because there's something about everyone's life in Debbie's book.

Susannah is in a rut when she goes home to Corville. She's frustrated with life and maybe a little bit frustrated with her
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Pam
Sep 23, 2007 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TITLE/AUTHOR: SUSANNAH'S GARDEN by Debbie Macomber
RATING: 4.5/B+
GENRE/# OF PGS/PUB DATE: Romance, 347, 2006
TIME/PLACE: Present, Colville, WA
CHARACTERS: Susannah Nelson/50 yr old teacher mother to Chrissie &
daughter to Vivian
COMMENTS: Susannah returns to her hometown to take care of her mother. Since her father's death, her mother's mental & physical health has been going downhill. Going home brings back memories of high school and a her last boyfriend. She's heard nothing about Jake for
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Sabrina
I liked this book also, mainly because it was about a character that I read about in one of her other books. This one was not as fun to read, because the main character seemed to be hung up on finding answers on her old boyfriend even though she we now 50 years old and married for 25 years. It seemed that she was desperated to find out information that she just needed to let go. I did like the ending and how everything did work out between all characters. This author tends to have happy endings ...more
Sharon
Aug 23, 2016 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Unlike most of the Blossom Street books, the primary setting for this book is Colville, not Seattle. However, just as in her other books, Macomber has created a wonderful story line. Susannah learns that you do what you have to do for your children because you love them.
Tracy
Jan 17, 2016 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an entertaining book but I wanted to strangle Susannah's daughter every time she did or said anything. She was a whiny brat that took no responsibility. It was annoying. Susannah was also making me mad because she wouldn't tell her husband anything about what she was doing or dealing with. There were some twists I didn't see coming. Fun book.
Patty
Jun 28, 2014 Patty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book but keep wondering why this was considered a 3rd book in the series until it finally mentioned at the end that tied it in. I really enjoyed how she ties end everyone in at the end
Me
Dec 26, 2015 Me rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although this is part of the Blossom Street series, it could also work as a stand-alone. One of the best books describing problems of the sandwich generation, it also depicts some of the heart-breaking situations that dementia can cause in families.
Esra
Nov 24, 2016 Esra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sonunda böyle bir şey olmasını bekliyordum zaten.. Ama bu tür bir kitap için de beklenmedik bir son olduğunu kabul ediyorum :))

Susannah, Blossom sokağına nasıl dahil olmuş acaba?? diye düşünüyordum.. Neyseki cevabımı aldım :)
Jen Manceau
This one ties into The Blossom Street Series, however, I didn't realize that until I read Back on Blossom Street, a nice surprise. Thought the book was good, was glad I read it because it does tie into the others which I really enjoyed reading.
Aliya  Gasımova
İlin ilk kitabı gecdə olsa bitdi. Debbie Macomber oxuma məqsədimi yerinə yetirdi. Həyata və xoşbəxt sonluğa doğru bir ümid seli yaratdı yenidən. Növbəti xəyal qırıqlığında onunla yenidən qarşılaşacağımı bilmək sevindirir məni.
Beverly Taylor
Jul 07, 2010 Beverly Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THIS WAS A VERY GOOD READ. I CAN READ HER BOOKS ALL DAY LONG. IF ONLY EVERYONE COULD WRITE LOVE LIKE DEBBIE MACOMBER.
Kim Smiley
Mar 21, 2017 Kim Smiley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this story even though some of the characters really, REALLY annoyed me.

Susannah goes back to her childhood home after learning that her mother has been going very senile since her father's death. Her neighbors think she's not able to live on her own anymore. Susannah has been having dreams of her high school boyfriend Jake as well. She feels things were so unsettled when she left to have her last year of school in Europe with her best friend Carolyn. Jake and his father were gone when s
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 Marla
1 star for the first half of the book and 3.5 stars for the end. The 3 main characters are: Susannah, a 50 year old, disgruntled 5th grade teacher who doesn't appreciate her husband or her life; Vivian, Susannah's mother is depressed after her husband's death and she is having memory episodes and she is angry about moving into an assisted living facility; and Chrissie, a VERY immature, lazy, spoiled and whiny 20 year old. (I have 2 daughters Chrissie's age and I would be mortified to be Chrissie ...more
Kitaplarikonusturankadin
Türkiye de hemen hemen her kitapçı da karşınıza çıkan Debbie Macomber’in seri kitaplarını biraz irdeleyelim. Basit dili, akıcı anlatımı, sürprizlerle ve mucizelerle dolu hikayeleri ile kadınların ilgisini çeken ve okuyucu kitlesinin çoğunluğu kadınlar oluşan yazarın tüm kitapları en çok satılanlar listesinde sık sık görmeniz muhtemeldir.

Bu tüm seriyi film şeridi gibi gözümün önünden geçirdiğim de söyleyebileceğim ilk şey,
COPY PASTE DEBBİE!

Tüm seri de aşk, entrika, mucize, hastalık, umut, örgü,
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Tamara
Mar 21, 2017 Tamara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors. Her books are always very hard for me to put down and Susannah's Garden was definitely one of those. I really enjoyed the premise of the book, but there were some things I was not fond of. The Jake storyline was irritating to me throughout the book, but of course at the end, I now understand why he was a character. I felt that Susannah had a nice life with her husband and her kids and why was she searching for her past? I did enjoy Susannah's relati ...more
Robyn Owens
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Kathi
May 07, 2017 Kathi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one, although I did figure out part of the ending early on. I appreciate books where the female lead is not a gorgeous 20-something. I can relate to the characters.

I have not yet read any of the other Blossom Street books, and this one stands alone.
Aly
Feb 25, 2017 Aly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The ending was okay, but other than that, I felt that a majority of the plot dragged, and I felt bored. I didn't see how this played a role with the Blossom Street ending until the final chapter, and also after I started to read "Back on Blossom Street".
Deb
May 21, 2017 Deb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this series of books...pure enjoyment...light reading is good for the soul!
With each book it's like going back home...familiar characters...real life situations.
Mandy Menasco
May 09, 2017 Mandy Menasco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite series', I love all of the people in these book's. They are so down to earth anyone can relate to the stories in them.
Monica Ruiz
May 13, 2017 Monica Ruiz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was interesting the whole way through. It kept me on my toes. I laughed and it was good.
Jeanne
Nov 29, 2016 Jeanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
surprisingly good.a bit farfetched and finally at the end a connection to blossom street
Marie
Mar 25, 2017 Marie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
It was ok. I had a problem with Susanna's spoiled daughter.
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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)
  • Christmas Letters
  • Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #4)
  • 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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