The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street #1)
Four lives knit together ...
There's a little shop on Blossom Street in Seattle called A Good Yarn. You go there to buy knitting supplies and patterns -- and now it's offering a knitting class. The first lesson: how to knit a baby blanket.
For owner Lydia Hoffman, the shop represents her dream of beginning a new life free from the cancer that has ravaged her twice. A life th...more
Carol-She n her husband Doug want to have child but they have infertility problem they have undergone 2 IVF which failed Carol miscarried and now third is scheduled and this is the last chance to conceive if again she miscarries then they will have get emlisted for adoption which might more 4-5 years,in between these her brother Rick wants his ex-wife back but he is a cheater he...more
I knit and have been knitting for a long time (well since 2003 or 2004) ....and my projects range from simple to increasingly difficult.....This preface is going somewhere I swear....I started knitting b/c I like being crafty and I like doing something with my hands while watching tv other than snacking. That's it. And its just so damn cool to make my own clothing and such.
I also knit during down times at my hospital job.....more
The writing wasn't bad per se, but the characters were two-dimensional and I figured out how everyone's plotline would end about 30 pages into the book. Lydia Hoffman is a two-time cancer survivor who invests her life savings into opening a yarn shop. She offers a beginners class on knitting, with the ultimate goal of making a baby blanket....more
The shops owner is Lydia and she opened the store because she fought Cancer and realized you have to live life while you have it. Jacqueline is the snobby older woman who is judgemental and cold because her marriage is a hollowed out shell. Carol...more
This book tells the story of four women and the difficulties each of them are facing in their lives. It reminds you that y...more
I think the novel would have had a greater impact if it had focused more on one individual - or at least for longer at a time on each individual. The hea...more
The book is about a group of four entirely different woman, each with their own problems, social status and different outlook on life joining together and becoming friends through a knitting group. the book has plenty of twists and turns and enough to keep you gripped, but does become a bit predictable towards t...more
Jacqueline Donovan joins the group to knit a baby blanket for her granddaughter, even though she has trouble accepting her son Paul's new wife Tammy-Lee. She is also dealing with a failing marriage and wondering how much more she can take before she snaps.
Carol Girard is joining the clas...more
Three people join the class: Jacqueline Donovan is estranged from her husband, doesn't like the woman married to her only son, but is determined to at least pretend she likes her pregnant daughter-in-law by knitting the baby blanket.
For Carol Girard, the baby blanket represe...more
I very much enjoyed Macomber's characters and her presentation of them. I was drawn...more
Read by Linda Emond who does a great job with the four characters in this story. Four very different characters become friends while taking a knitting class at (you guessed it) The Shop on Blossom Street. For Lydia, the shop's owner, a two-time cancer survivor, the...more
Lydia a 2 time cancer survivor opens a yarn shop and offers knitting lessons. Three very different women join the knitting class for a variety of reasons. Lydia is happy to be alive but desperately missing her father who was her main support through her cancer but died of a heart attack. Lydia has a very strained relationship with her only sister but in the end they all learn to...more
This was, by far, the most predictable, formulaic book I've ever read. As soon as every woman's story, and those of supporting characters, was laid out, I knew exactly what was going to...more
The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Drawing on her own experiences and observations, Debbie writes heartwarming tales about small-town life, home and family, enduring friends...more