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A Good Yarn

(Blossom Street #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  20,519 ratings  ·  1,074 reviews
You might have heard about a wonderful little yarn shop in downtown Seattle. Debbie Macomber can take you there!

In the year since it opened, 'A Good Yarn' has thrived and so has Lydia Hoffman, the owner. A lot of that is due to Brad Goetz. But when Brad's ex-wife reappears, Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness.

Elise Beaumont joins one of Lydia's popula
Paperback, 380 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by MIRA (first published April 26th 2005)
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Jul 25, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: knitters looking for a nice read
The Debbie Macomber "Blossom Street" books aren't the type of books that will change your life. But what they are is a very sweet, nice read that will make you feel good. Sort of in an "aww..that's so sweet and life is good" kind of way.

These books revolve around a yarn shop in Seattle and highlight the lives of the women who take knitting classes there.

Being a knitter myself, I like reading books that involve knitting. I can instantly relate to the characters. The characters in the books each
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this second installment in the Blossom Street series even more than the first. Debbie Macomber's characters feel like real women to me. I can see each one of them and I'd love to know them. She makes you feel like you could stroll right into that yarn shop and you'd be met with a group of women who'd say, "Lisa! We've been waiting for you!". It's like the Cheers of the female middle-aged reading set. And that's my set! I can't wait to continue with this series. It just gives me such a ...more
Sep 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Great easy read. Good story. Light and entertaining tale of the lives of several very different woman who are joined together by a knitting class.
Vi ~ Inkvotary
3,5 stars

Lydia is stunned when she hears from her fiancé that he breaks up with her only because his ex is coming back and wants a second chance. She is shocked, feels disappointed and has no other way then to tell him what his ex´ really wants. And with her sister Margaret things aren´t easy too. Something is weighing down on her sister, but unlike other siblings, they can´t talk with each other about it. A fact that makes Lydia very sad.

I couldn´t help but ask myself from time to time
Veronica WordsAreMyDrinkOfChoice
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Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: print
What a wonderfully enjoyable story. Macomber had me crying like a baby and laughing real belly laughs in turn. The intertwining tales throughout created a complex plot that kept me thoroughly captivated. It was so real and realistic. I love how Macomber can examine situations from every side without breaking the flow of the story.

Macomber doesn’t simply tell you a story about her characters; she invites you into their lives through the pages of her novel. Each one came to life in a different wa
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Digital audiobook narrated by Linda Emond

This is book two in the Blossom Street series, featuring Lydia Hoffman, owner of “A Good Yarn” in Seattle Washington, and the people who come to her store for knitting classes and form friendships as a result.

It’s a charming, easy read with an ensemble cast that includes teenagers and seniors, and every age in between. Happy marriages, divorces, dating scenarios, crushes, and disappointments. People struggle with financial ruin, job loss and major health
Jul 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a sweet read!
I loved this book, as I did "The Shop On Blossom Street" which is the book that precedes this one. Its a very sweet read and lots of fun. I'm looking forward to her next book, "Susannah's Garden" which should be out about now. Debbie writes wonderful books.
Feb 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
I really like this author. She follows several main charachters and their life and problems in each book. They become your friends and you want all to turn out well for them in the end.
Apr 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Macomber has done it again with another Blossom Street offering. Knitters everywhere will find themselves yet again drawn in to the life and yarn shop of Lydia Hoffman, owner of "A Good Yarn", as she meets three new women from various stages of life who have signed up for her sock knitting class. The perspective of life experience from each of these three women and their families enriches the reader's desire to be more understanding and find out more about people before judging them. You never k ...more
Absolutely wonderful emotional read,Lydia,Courtney,Elise n Bethanie all these woman's journey and their hardwork to find happiness and love,each one go through their own pains and hurt but are successful in finding their happiness and HEA for Lydia and Elise

Lydia-Is happy with Brad and loves Cody as well but then Brad's ex-wife comes back saying she wants to be back with them and Brad wants to give it a try,in a way asking her to step aside for a while Lydia says no she will never be second best
Jun 11, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like to read about relationships between women
Sometimes the most enriching relationships you will have are right under your nose or found in situations and places you would not suspect.
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I feel at home on Blossom Street and a connection with the character's stories that could be real. This one was even better than the first.
 Readaholic Jenn
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent book by Debbie Macomber.
Lisa  Reads
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finer-books-club
This book ended up being better than my expectations. The characters were developed well and the author made me care about them. I describe this type of book as a slice of life-people going about their lives overcoming struggles and finding happiness. It does get sappy near the end, but, hey, that's fiction!
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Great 2nd book in this series. Can't wait to read the next one. The only thing I didnt like was Brad's behavior 😑😡
Mar 31, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lydia has a new class at the yarn shop, and we meet Elise, Courtney, and Bethanne. Another relaxing audio book with a happily ever ending.
Dec 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2006
Cancer survivor Lydia Hoffman's shop "A Good Yarn" has thrived since she opened it a year ago. She decides to teach a class on how to knit socks and three people sign up for it.

Elise Beaumont is a retired librarian who has recently suffered a financial setback and was forced to move in with her daughter's family. Elise has been divorced for many years but never stopped loving her ex-husband, "Maverick", whose gambling ruined their marriage. Elise is not pleased when she finds out that Maverick
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, favorites
A Good Yarn is the yarn store that is owned and operated by Lydia Hoffman. Her sister, Margaret, often helps her.

This is another story in which three women come into A Good Yarn and sign up for a knitting class in making socks. Elise Beaumont, a retired librarian and divorcee, is living with her daughter, Aurora, since losing her life savings in a housing scheme. It's taking the courts a long time to decide if she will ever get any of her money back. She learns that her ex will be coming to visi
Oct 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting, experiment
Spoiler alert ( can't find the hide review function on the iPad app) Stephanie Pearl MacPhee had this on her list of knitting theme books, so I thought I'd give it a try even though I was skeptical about the author's being too sweet and sappy. My oh so sophisticated reader self cringed at the dreams come true triumph over adversity that was everywhere in it and the sheer improbability of the nice new girl who goes to homecoming With the football star, or the credit-worthy yarn shop ( sooo 2005!) ...more
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just finished ,'A Good Yarn,' and what can I say. Ahh... I feel great, happy, encouraged, hopeful and cheery. I love that Debbie Macomber's books can make me feel that way. You can't help but feeling great about the simple things in life and thankful for all you got after reading anything by her. They are all positively uplifting. My review isn't to tell everyone EXACTLY what the book is about but how I felt after reading it, did I like it? Yes. Why? Because I felt enlightened, encouraged and ju ...more
Aug 12, 2011 rated it liked it
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Sep 18, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: escape
This is a return to fluff reading. I have read #1 in the series and decided I needed a break.

Combines my love of reading with my love of knitting. (Now if I could just DO both at the same time!) The characters in this book are normal ordinary women, who form a diverse circle of friends as they learn or return to knitting.

Since I don't have a LYS (local yarn store), I get a feel of belonging here with this group. The fact that the pattern in this book is for SOCKS makes it even more fun!

Laura  L
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another heartwarming story by Debbie Macomber. I’m quite pleased that I picked up book #2 in the blossom street series. It was quite enjoyable that Lydia, the shop owner continued on with her knitting classes and started a sock class. Just like “The Shop on Blossom Street”; the book follows 4 women in the class. All from different aspects of life and of all ages!

Debbie has a way of sucking you in and feeling like you’re part of the knitting class; which I LOVE! Because of this series, I even loo
Oct 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was truly "a good yarn". My heart went out to all the new women in Lydia's sock knitting class. Again all the ladies come from different walks of life. I even knew who the fairy godfather was right after Elise walked out of the bank.
Debbie Macomber adds her real life charity projects into this book that still makes me want to learn how to knit. I just need to find someone to sit down and teach me. I guess I will be more like Lydia's sister until then with my crocheting. Eagerly awai
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Debbie Macomber writes pleasant, enjoyable books. This is the second of the Blossom Street series and I enjoyed it. The reader probably isn't going to learn anything new, but its a nice change from some of the deeper novels that we read. My favorite thing about her writing is her treatment of relationships. She does present situations and characters who face dilemmas that make the reader think. All in all - good.
Nov 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is another book in a two book series about the knitting group. Although there are some of the same people in this one that were in The shop on blossom street, it is about 4 others lives and how they change after they find these friendships. I enjoyed this book also, this author has a knack for writing about friendship, relationship and it is always nice to have happy endings.
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this on the Kindle

This is the 2nd in the Blossom Street series

This was a good book my one critism is that while i can understand repeating the story of the people in short form at the beginning but it told a few more times which i feel is not needed

I enjoyed reading about the new people taking the knitting class plus hearing a little of the people previous bool
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
An easy read about the relationships that develop between 3 women and their knitting instructor, unlikely to be friends in the outside world. Debbie Macomber's characters are always very real. She understands the world of women and their friendships.
Jul 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I love Debbie Macomber's books. This lady starts a yarn shop and has classes. Stories go into the lives of the women attending the classes.
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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 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Time ...more

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Blossom Street (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #1)
  • Susannah's Garden (Blossom Street, #3)
  • 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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