The Shop on Blossom Street Mass Market Paperback – May 1 2010
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"Macomber is an adept storyteller.... Many will be entertained by this well-paced story about four women finding happiness and fulfillment through their growing friendship." -Publishers Weekly
"Four women brought together by their interest in knitting makes for an interesting read by bestselling novelist Debbie Macomber. . . . The Shop on Blossom Street shows the author's understanding of the heart of a woman." -The Sunday Oklahoman
"Macomber is a master storyteller; any one of these characters could have been a stereotype in less talented hands. Instead, these women and their stories are completely absorbing." -RT Book Reviews
"Debbie Macomber tells women's stories in a way no one else does." -BookPage
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Debbie Macomber, with more than 100 million copies of her books sold worldwide, is one of today's most popular authors. 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. Debbie is a regular resident on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times (70 times and counting), USA TODAY (currently 67 times) and Publishers Weekly (47 times). Visit her at www.DebbieMacomber.com.See all Product Description
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If you've ever read Macomber before you will know that her books are easy, conservative and light. This one has a lot of Christian and traditional views in them. I've read a lot of reviews about it's too light, there aren't many twists and turns, the characters are often stereotypical and naive. I enjoy books like this now and then. I love a good twisty complicated surprising novel too but sometimes I want something happy and enjoyable that requires very little thinking. This book fits that bill.
I enjoyed the characters, I think Carol was probably my favorite and I connected to her the best. The others grew on me. We rotate with each of the character telling from her own point of view. Each has her own problem to deal with and reason she joins the knitting class. The store owner, Lydia, is a cancer survivor who is trying to make a life and friends with buying the store and starting the class. Jacqueline is a socialite who is struggling in a marriage and her acceptance of her new hill billy pregnant daughter-in-law. Carol and her devoted husband are making their final attempt at IVF. And Alix is the wandering wild child who wants to do her community service and start over. The endings were somewhat predictable, although there was a small twist I wasn't expecting. The entire knitting subject is in the background, as in they all meet and do it, and one time we hear the difficulties one of the characters was having with it, but I didn't feel like I was missing out by not being a knitter. I do crochet however, so when they were talking about yarn and patterns and stitches, I could relate.
I will pick up or listen to this series, and other Macomber titles when they are available at the library, it's happy and light and easy. I would recommend it to someone looking for this type of book.