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Product Details

  • Series: Blossom Street
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (March 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345528840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345528841
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (696 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Macomber continues her long-running knitting series set on Blossom Street with Lauren Elliott learning that her younger, married sister is pregnant. Lauren determines that she will never be a mother if she stays with her ­long-term boyfriend. After seeing a baby blanket in the window of A Good Yarn, Lauren decides to knit one for her sister’s baby, and there she meets the recently married Bethanne, whose new husband, Max, who lives in California, shows up with attractive bad boy Rooster, the antithesis of Lauren’s ex-­boyfriend. Meanwhile, Casey, the adopted teen daughter of Lydia, the proprietor of A Good Yarn, is experiencing horrible nightmares, while her grandmother is losing her mind to dementia. The yarn store is barely meeting its expenses when, suddenly, baskets of knitting with A Good Yarn labels start turning up around town with an invitation to help knit a scarf for charity. Macomber’s ­nondenominational-inspirational women’s novel, with its large cast of characters will resonate with fans of the popular series but may leave new readers with the feeling of being strangers at the party. --Diana Tixier Herald

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“[An] enjoyable read that pulls you right in from page one.”Fresh Fiction
 
“A master at writing stories that embrace both romance and friendship, [Debbie] Macomber can always be counted on for an enjoyable page-turner, and this Blossom Street installment is no exception.”RT Book Reviews
 
“A wonderful, love-affirming novel . . . an engaging, emotionally fulfilling story that clearly shows why she is a peerless storyteller.”Examiner.com
 
“Rewarding . . . Macomber amply delivers her signature engrossing relationship tales, wrapping her readers in warmth as fuzzy and soft as a hand-knitted creation from everyone’s favorite yarn shop.”Bookreporter

“Fans will happily return to the warm, welcoming sanctuary of Macomber’s Blossom Street, catching up with old friends from past Blossom Street books and meeting new ones being welcomed into the fold.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Macomber’s nondenominational-inspirational women’s novel, with its large cast of characters will resonate with fans of the popular series.”Booklist
 
Blossom Street Brides gives Macomber fans sympathetic characters who strive to make the right choices as they cope with issues that face many of today’s women. Readers will thoroughly enjoy spending time on Blossom Street once again and watching as Lydia, Bethanne and Lauren struggle to solve their problems, deal with family crises, fall in love and reach their own happy endings.”BookPage

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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. 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 750 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Eight of these novels hitting the number one spot.

In 2014, Macomber's all-new hardcover publications will include Blossom Street Brides (March), Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Inn Novel (August) and Mr. Miracle (October) and paperback editions of the #1 bestseller Starting Now (April) and her acclaimed Christmas novel, Starry Night (October).

In addition to fiction Macomber has also published two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; and two acclaimed children's books.

Macomber's beloved and bestselling Cedar Cove Series became Hallmark Channel's first dramatic scripted television series, Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, which was ranked as the top program on cable when it debuted in summer 2013. Hallmark is now filming a second season of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove which will premiere this July 19. In addition, Macomber's upcoming Christmas novel, Mr. Miracle, will be made into an original movie premiering on Hallmark Channel in fall 2014. Previously, Hallmark Channel has produced three successful Christmas movies based on Macomber's bestselling Christmas novels, Mrs. Miracle, Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Trading Christmas.

Macomber owns her own tea room, Victorian Rose Tea Room & yarn store, A Good Yarn, named after the shop featured in her popular Blossom Street novels. She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she is World Vision's international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative.

A devoted grandmother, Debbie and her husband Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington (the town on which her Cedar Cove novels are based) and winter in Florida.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Kitty VINE VOICE on March 8, 2014
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The theme of this book seems to be mother-daughter wars with some brides and baby action thrown in. Our old friends from Blossom Street in Seattle are back and as usual it all revolves around the yarn shop. The pink and cream roses on the cover fit well with the warm fuzzy feeling a Debbie Macomber books leaves you with when you are finished.

Lydia at the yarn shop is dealing with emotional problems her adopted daughter has and with her aging mother's failing health. Lauren, who works at the jewelry shop nearby is dealing with angst over her younger sister's pregnancy and her boyfriend who is dragging his feet as well as her friend and boss who is having an emotional storm over her young daughter's pregnancy and insistence that she is in love with the father and wants to make her own decisions. Another friend, Bethane is dealing with being apart so much from her new husband and her daughter's insistence that her new husband is a mistake and she should reunite with the girl's father, her ex. There is much soul searching before it all resolves into a happy place.

Simple as these books are, you can't put them down. My favorite part of them is that there is no soft porn which so many romance novels are full of these days. The story is the important part and it is not strengthened by adding that stuff. In my opinion, the story is enhanced by not having that and leaving it to the reader's imagination. It shows the quality of the story teller that she doesn't have to use that sort of thing to sell her books -- they sell on the strength of the tale itself.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Kalman VINE VOICE on January 4, 2014
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Visiting Blossom Street again reminds me why Debbie Macomber is such a popular author. She writes about real people with all of their warts and halos. Her characters are folks we know: the cancer survivor, the parent of a troubled teen, the aging parents, the blended families, the jealous exs and the lonely singles. She reminds us that we all have issues to solve and that with love and patience, we can overcome almost anything. I recommend this book to all Macomber fans and to tose who want an enjoying romantic read.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Shelly Itkin VINE VOICE on February 12, 2014
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If you have read any of Ms. Macomber’s other books from the Blossom Street Series you will be familiar with some of the previous characters mentioned. Lydia Gomez owns the friendly and popular A Good Yarn store. Max and Bethanne are married, in love but live miles apart making their long distance marriage extremely difficult.

We are introduced to Lauren, who is in her mid thirties and has been dating Todd for quite some time. Todd seems to have excuses to commit and is interested in advancing in his career before he can move on in their relationship. Lauren gets a call from her younger sister telling her she is pregnant. After she hangs up, Lauren realizes that she has wasted a lot of time and decides to take matters into her own hands.. It makes Lauren realize that she is the only person who can control what she wants to happen in her life and is shocked at some of the things that are totally unexpected that she will be facing.

Bethanne and Max are newlyweds but have more of long distance marriages, which definitely cannot continue the way it is. They have to sit down and decide what is best for them in order to make it work. It won’t be easy but one of them is going to have to change for this marriage to remain strong.

Lydia is having some problems with her daughter Casey, who was in many foster care homes, before Lydia and her husband adopted her.

When you take these three women and put them together you have a very interesting mix of love, surprises, sadness and happiness all combined. It makes for very enjoyable reading.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on January 6, 2014
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A basket of romance couples' short story yarns, skillfully knitted together into a single novel, by a #1 Love author, Debbie Macomber. The title, "Blossom Street Brides," says it all--schmooze love to the ultimate, ladies totalee. Guys: score by buying it for your sweetheart. A "just because" gift. Expect return kisses.

Oh there is a sinister-free yarn mystery looped amid purls. Three nontraditional family groups have interlocking relations. Conflicts abound making readers [me] living in an ordinary dysfunctional family seem timid. "Blossom Street Brides" double doses second chance romance lingering on the bottom rungs of bliss. Alas, knitting is easier than trusting. Trust is a book theme. Macomber's style stirs this romance pot to boiling, but backs off the heat in time for the simmering love finale. From a yarn shop, to a biker's bar, to the jeweler. Fast pace.
Girls will be smitten. Macomber's does it well again, so well, even a guy like me, with a softer heart for romance, will find it an acceptable read. This author repeatedly turns out fun romance. This one is full of hugs and kisses, babies, and knitting. Romance rolls on for grandma's to teens with outcomes better than reality--novel nice. And there's the mystery of the knitting baskets' philanthropist of Seattle. Expect whirlwind canoodling.

I felt privileged to have lucked into the early Vine on this new release. Brides and babies, Rooster claimed to be better than a motorcycle ride. Pure great romance fiction by Debbie Macomber. 5 stars for fun LOVErs.
Skeins more Blossom St. reading fun:
The Shop on Blossom Street
A Good Yarn (Blossom Street)
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