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The Shop On Blossom Street Hardcover – Jan 1 2004


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mira Books (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778320448
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778320449
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.3 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #771,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin Dill on July 16 2004
Format: Hardcover
WOW! Another one from Debbie. You can never go wrong in one of her books. When you are reading it, it makes you feel like you are there. Heart warming. Get this book. When you do get two. Share one. I did.
Thanks again Debbie
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bookreporter on July 4 2004
Format: Hardcover
The shop in THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET is a yarn shop on a quiet Seattle street that is just on the cusp of gentrification. The shop itself is not merely a backdrop for the plot of Debbie Macomber's sweet new novel; it's also the catalyst that brings together four dissimilar women and helps them weave together a friendship out of the different-colored threads of their lives.
For each of the four women, knitting represents the fulfillment of a wish or dream. For Carol Girard, it's the overwhelming desire to have a child. When Carol hears about the new yarn shop on Blossom Street and learns that the beginning knitting class will be knitting a baby blanket, she knows it's a sign. Carol and her husband have tried for years to conceive a child; now, about to undergo their third in vitro procedure, their time and insurance dollars are running out. Carol has given up so much to have a child --- her normal fast-paced routine, even the high-stress job she loves --- and she hopes that knitting can also fill empty hours in her new slower-paced lifestyle.
For Jacqueline Donovan, it's the hope that she can be a good grandmother despite her loathing for her daughter-in-law. Jacqueline, a fixture at the country club and charity events, has been in a loveless marriage for years. She claims to despise Tammie Lee because she's southern, blonde and ditzy --- in reality, though, Jacqueline is jealous of the obvious love that exists between her son and Tammie Lee. At her husband's request, Jacqueline enrolls in the beginning knitting class, hoping she can knit a baby blanket as a peace offering.
Alix Townsend, the youngest member of the group, also seems the least likely knitter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AutumnHarvest on May 3 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is the first book by Debbie Macomber I have read. In fact,until a month ago I had never heard of her. Now I find she has a website and seems to be quite involved with her many fans. In fact, for her book tour to promote this book she is doing signings at yarn shops and inviting her fans to knit a square while there to be joined together and assembled into blankets and donated to charities. I was more impressed with THAT than the actual book!
Not to say this isn't a decent story. It was a fun, fast read. I have been reading every book of knitting stories I can lay my hands on, and when I came across a novel on the topic, I thought I'd give it a try. Since I live in the Pacific Northwest and am familiar with Seattle, it was easy to visualize a lot of the background presented in the story. However, I thought the writing a little shallow and I kept wishing for a bit more depth of the characters as I read. I wanted more about the knitting and the goings on at the yarn shop than the outside lives of the three women who came to learn to knit. Some threads got dropped like lost stitches off knitting needles!
I do see there is room for a sequel to this book, as the yarn shop owner could become involved with a new group of knitting students and that could become an even better read than this one was.
Now, having said all that, I still intend to go to the book signing event in mid-May to do my little part in completing a part of one of the blankets. I absolutely LOVE the idea of this type of book tour. I hope it sparks more authors to come up with fresh ideas to not only promote their books, meet their fans, create a little more community, AND do something good for local organizations.
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By Annie on June 29 2004
Format: Hardcover
Can four women who have nothing in common bond over the course of a knitting class being offered at a new shop, you bet they can. Debbie Macomber weaves a wonderful story about friendships and how the least likely people can relate to each other when they find they have a common ground on which to stand.
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By Judy on June 27 2004
Format: Hardcover
Lydia Hoffman opens up a yarn store of Blossom Street. She is hoping to start a new chapter in her life, after battling cancer since her teens. Lydia starts a beginner's class for knitting.
Jacqueline Donovan decides to join the group to make a baby blanket in the hopes it will make amends to her son and daughter in law.
Carol Girard decides making a baby blanket will make her dreams of having a baby come true.
Alix Townsend is the least likely to join a knitting class. Alix has had a rough life and is trying to get her life back on track. She decides to make a blanket for the Linus project
All four women come into the class with various needs but they learn so much more about themselves as well as each other.
Debbie Macomber writes such treasures of books. You feel like you know these characters and want to find out more about them.
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Format: Hardcover
A cozy story about friendships and babies! The characters were very believable and well-rounded with great stories, even if a couple of the plots were tiny bit predictable. I wish there had been more involvement with the knitting angle. All the male love interests knights in shining amour, but I guess we need that every now and then. Regardless, this is a sweet book that will leave you feeling inspired and happy!
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