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The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street #1)

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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  19,744 ratings  ·  1,325 reviews
There's a little yarn store in Seattle.

It's owned by Lydia Hoffman, and it represents her dream of a new life free from cancer. A life that offers a chance at love...

Lydia teaches knitting to beginners, and the first class is "How to Make a Baby Blanket." Three women join. Jacqueline Donovan wants to knit something for her grandchild as a gesture of reconciliation with her
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Kindle Edition, Reprint Edition, 399 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Mira (first published April 27th 2003)
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Remi
Oct 01, 2008 Remi rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: if you like harlequin novels you'll like this one!
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I will use the same preface I did for the other knitting book I reviewed:
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..
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Alaine
What a wonderful story about an eclectic group of women who form an unexpected friendship at a knitting class. It had me smiling and crying (a lot), I slipped easily into the emotion of each woman. Honestly I had left this book sitting on my TBR pile for so long because I thought it was about a knitting shop. I was wrong, the Yarn shop was simply the place that the women met.
This book tells the story of four women and the difficulties each of them are facing in their lives. It reminds you that y
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Lisa
I think Debbie Macomber is my Fairy God-author. She seems to have come along just when I was in need of her cozy, comforting stories about relate-able female characters that you actually want to root for. Her prose is easy and smooth, and along with her warm-hearted but un-Pollyanna-like stories, results in a unique style that is soothing and unpretentious. In other words, I find Debbie Macomber's writing to be likable, lovable, and just what the doctor ordered to zap those over-extended mommy b ...more
Booklover
This was a good read,It is a story of 4 woman who suffer pain and have issues,how they finally accept n find happiness

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
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Paulette Garza
I like to knit....when I can. I like to read...all the time. Debbie Macomber is a great author of good wholesome fun fiction. She incorporates the lives of the women outside of the knitting realm. Topics like family relationships, cancer, self esteem, ect. add to the realism of her characters. Her follow up novel " A Good Yarn" wasn't as impressive as this first book [The Shop on Blossom Street] in her knitting series. I also found she has a companion book each of these titles at craft stores. T ...more
Rachel
I decided to try this book, because we have tons of Debbie Macomber fans that shop at my bookstore. Something that popular couldn't be all bad, right? Right??

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.
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Jennifer
Dec 22, 2008 Jennifer rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who don't like surprises
I read this because I knit and will read anything that has to do with knitting. (Obsessed much? Who me?) It is the story of four stereotypes women who have nothing in common but bond in a knitting shop making the same baby blanket for different reasons.

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
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Jo
This wasn't at all what I was hoping it would be. I'd hoped for a gentle book based around knitting in the same vein as the Elm Creek Quilts book, but instead found it to be trashy, over-sexualised, and badly written. Had to give up reading it after about 80 pages as I simply couldn't bear it any longer - and I almost never give up on books, especially when I've had to pay to get them. I've only added it here in case I ever forget and decide to try these books again.
Kirsten

Predictable, sappy, WAY too focused on traditional gender roles... Should I go on? I should've guessed all this from the back of the book, but it was about a knitting shop, and I knit, so I picked it up. Oh well.
Dee
Two-haiku review:

Knitting class of four
Each one with different problems
Friends help each other

Four different stories
Knitted together with love
Very nicely done
Rosie
I checked out The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber from the library because one of the girls in my knitting group is reading the series, and I was really curious about it since I have never read any novels where knitting plays a prominent role. Well, I really thought the story was kind of dumb and predictable. I think I understand why certain readers are into books like this and romances in general, but I don't think they are for me. I will probably read the next three books in the seri ...more
Stacy
This is the story of four women: Lydia, a cancer survivor who opens a yarn store, and her first three customers/students, Jacqueline, a society matron, Carol, a business woman trying to get pregnant, and wild-child Alix. The book takes us through their lives and how being in a knitting group together changes them.

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
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Jess
So the book only got 4 out 5 stars even though I frequently reread it. It was awesome for a feel good story. It's a romance book, but not a bodice ripper. The women are complex, have issues, and you can see why they made the choices that landed them in the position. The only thing that stopped it from getting 5 stars was that at times it seemed flat. Otherwise, it's a thoroughly good story to read when you want characters that you can enjoy and root for, and it not being all about making out or ...more
Elicia holly
one of the best books i have read! I love this book! every time i read it I want to break out my yarn and crochet! blossom street sounds like a amazing place to be!
Wendy T
I really enjoyed this book and all the characters. I look forward the next book.
Jonel Boyko (Pure Jonel)
The way that Macomber tells this story in the first person really makes you feel like you’re hearing a story from a friend rather than reading a book. She unequivocally invites you into her world. She brings life’s highs and lows together in a way that warms your heart.

I learned a great deal about yarn and knitting throughout. It was built right into the story, intrinsic to the lives of the characters. I was astounded by the way this was so seamlessly worked into the tale. It definitely added e
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Erica
I'm a little bit embarrassed that I read this book at all; I enjoyed a later book in the series (which I found on Amazon's Kindle Prime Lending Library, where the pickings can be slim) and was looking for an easy airplane read. The plot sounded like it would be predictable but entertaining enough - four women, knitting, relationships / babies / etc. That part was fine, and Macomber is a vivid and fluent writer. But this book is just so... naive. Deeply conservative in a completely unaware way. T ...more
Laura
I suppose I am a bit of a literary snob. I have avoided reading books by this prolific author and others like her precisely because they are on book stands everywhere. I guess what I failed to recognize is the fact that in order for them to be so readily available, they are very competent writers with a large readership. I now understand why Ms.Macomber is so popular with her readers. The shop on Blossom Street is in Seattle, Washington. It's a yarn shop that has been opened by Lydia Hoffman, a ...more
Donna
The Shop on Blossom Street is the beginning of a new series I have started reading that Debbie Macomber wrote. I enjoyed it immensely and loved the characters in the book.

Four women brought together by knitting have become good friends. Lydia Hoffman, owner of A Good Yarn, a yarn store offered knitting classes when she opened her new store on Blossom St. Lydia, who had battled cancer a couple of times, decided it was time to get back into the mainstream of life and this is the course she chose.

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Sarah
I LOVE Debbie Macomber! She is an excellent writer with an uncanny ability to really feel the character and know how to portray that person and his or her emotions and personality. Every character came alive for me in this series. I found myself laughing, crying, rejoicing, getting angry, and hurting along with the characters as they went through their different private struggles.

Lydia Hoffman opens her yarn shop as a way to make a living AND a way to heal after beating cancer. The lives of thre
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Margaret
A couple years ago I was introduced to the writing of Debbie Macomber and surprised by how much I enjoyed it with a new-at-the-time novel, Hannah's List . What I didn't discover until recently is that it was the seventh book in a series. As the ninth book just released and my mom reviewed it I became interested in the rest of the series and sought it out. The series starts with this book, The Shop on Blossom Street.

I've been blessed with a copy of this from a publicist and have enjoyed reading
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Heidi
This is a very heart warming story about 4 women from very different walks of life. Lydia opened up a yarn shop and offered knitting lessons to help get her business off the ground. Her first class consists of the other 3 women. Through the common bond of knitting they learn how important life is, and learn to rely on each other (although all of them do not get along at the very beginning). At first I wanted to give Jacqueline a good kick in the pants for having her nose stuck so high in the ai ...more
Lizzy
This book followed the lives of four very different women who had only one thing in common - they all attended (or coordinated) a knitting class at a shop on Blossom Street. Each of the stories was interesting enough, in and of itself, but since each chapter changed to a different character's point of view, it had a fairly disjointed feel to it.

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
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Maria M. Elmvang
I picked up "Back at Blossom Street" at a whim at a garage sale, not realizing until I sat down to actually read it that it was the third in a series. Not one to let a small thing like that stop me, I immediately turned to Amazon and as they had the two first ones at a reasonable price, I bought them and started reading. It took me less than 10% to fall in love with the series.

"The Shop on Blossom Street" is a wonderfully cozy story. There's not much plot to it, but it's simply a charming comfor
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Tricia
2 stars or 3, I couldn't decide. It was a fine book. Pretty much what you'd expect out of a book of this style--good enough characters, good enough plot, fairly predictable, some parts that flowed well while others felt forced plus some plot points that don't actually work. Still, it was a fine book and I don't feel like I wasted my time on it. I actually listened to it on Overdrive before bed and it was good for that purpose of a light story that was easy to listen to. If I find others in this ...more
Joana Almeida
Não pensava que ia gostar tanto deste livro, mas as relações que as personagens estabelecem fizeram-me apreciá-lo.
Yağmur
Kitap İsmi: Küçük Mucizeler Dükkanı
Sayfa sayısı: 480
Basım yılı:2011
Yayınevi: Martı Yayınları
Yazar: Debbie Macomber
Çevirmen: Ozan Aydın
Birbirine zıt 4 karakterin paylaştıkları, yaşadıklarından çıkardıkları ders, sonunda muhteşem bir dostluğa dönüşen hikayeyi anlatıyor. Kitap, Alix Townsed adında ki genç bir kızın hayatını, Carol Girard adındaki 38 yaşındaki bebek sahibi olamayan birinin hayatı, Jacqueline Donovan,50’lilerine yaklaşmış, çevresinde gelişen olaylara önyargı ile yaklaşan biri,Lydia
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Sarah Lolly
I was kind of shocked at how much I liked this book. Usually I like my romance to have a little more bite, but Lydia's struggles - with the shop, her sister, her health, her feelings towards Brad - all roped me in. I wanted to read more.

Everyone's stories were enthralling, and what a cute way to tie them all together, through knitting classes. Strange how simple things can change the way we think or feel. I loved Alex, going from a badass to a softie (though I don't understand why her appearance
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Becky Rippel
Apr 14, 2014 Becky Rippel rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: My friends & cousin - Kathy
Recommended to Becky by: Book Club Selections
Even though it wasn't a mystery, it was a wonderful, feel good book which looks at women and women's issues and friendship in a very readable way. Lydia Hoffman has twice battled cancer and is finally able to start on a long time dream of having her own knitting shop. To encourage customers to get acquainted with the shop, she offers a 6 week class knitting a baby blanket. The three women who sign up could not be more polar opposites. Carol has been disparately trying to have a baby. She has had ...more
Kayleen
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

Macomber is the author of more than 100 novels, most recently the instant #
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Other Books in the Series

Blossom Street (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • 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)
  • 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)
A Good Yarn (Blossom Street, #2) 204 Rosewood Lane (Cedar Cove, #2) Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street, #5) 16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove, #1) Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #4)

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