If you’ve never read a Debbie Macomber book, you’re missing out. Blossom Street Brides is book #10 in the Blossom Street series, but it can be enjoyed as a standalone novel. I haven’t read any other titles in the series, and I really liked this one! Macomber’s tale follows several characters and couples who are all somehow connected through a yarn shop on Blossom Street. Bethanne and Max are happily married but living in different states, Lauren has been dating Todd for years and still doesn’t have a ring, Elisa and Garry are dealing with shocking news from their college daughter, and Lydia (who owns the yarn store) and Brad are struggling with raising a teenager. Macomber’s characters are like-able and live compelling lives. You can’t help but care about them. The author is able to construct realistic situations and make you feel like the oh so lucky fly on the wall. The story moves along at just the right pace, keeping the reader interested by alternating character focus with each new chapter. I love falling into a series in which I feel the characters could actually be my friends, and I think Blossom Street is a place I’d like to visit often. Warning: Blossom Street Brides will make you long to knit in Seattle! (I received a digital ARC of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.) 4 Stars
#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber has won the hearts of millions of readers with her moving and inspiring stories. Now wedding bells are ringing in the tight-knit community that gathers around A Good Yarn, a store in a pretty Seattle neighborhood. Knitters come to the store to buy yarn and patterns but somehow they leave richer in friendship and love.
Lauren Elliott has waited years for her long-term boyfriend, Todd, to propose, yet he seems more focused on his career than their relationship. When Lauren learns that her younger sister is pregnant before she herself even has an engagement ring, she feels overjoyed yet disheartened. Knowing she can’t put her future on hold, Lauren prepares to make a bold choice—one that leads her to a man she never dreamed she’d meet.
Newly married to her second husband, Max, Bethanne Scranton is blissfully in love. But with Max’s job in California and Bethanne’s in Seattle, their long-distance marriage is becoming difficult to maintain. To complicate matters, Bethanne’s cunning ex will do anything to win her back.
Lydia Goetz, too, is wonderfully happy with her husband, Brad, though lately she worries about the future of A Good Yarn. As she considers how to bring in business, she discovers that someone has beaten her to the punch. Baskets of yarn are mysteriously popping up all over town, with instructions to knit a scarf for charity and bring it into Lydia’s store. Never before has her shop received so much attention, but who hatched this brilliant plan?
As three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart, and the best surprises still lay ahead.
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