Book Review: The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

The Shop on Blossom StreetThe Shop on Blossom Street; by Debbie Macomber

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There’s a little yarn store in Seattle. It’s owned by Lydia Hoffman, and it represents her dream of a new life free from cancer. A life that offers a chance at love…

Lydia teaches knitting to beginners, and the first class is “How to Make a Baby Blanket.” Three women join: Jacqueline Donovan wants to knit something for her grandchild as a gesture of reconciliation with her daughter-in-law; Carol Girard feels that the baby blanket is a message of hope as she makes a final attempt to conceive; Alix Townsend is knitting her blanket for a court-ordered community service project.

These four very different women, brought together by an age-old craft, make unexpected discoveries—about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to friendship and more

First of the Blossom Street series from Macomber. These are not exactly taxing books, and this is the running of the new Yarn shop on Blossom Street, which is undergoing a rebuild and investment.

Lydia is recovering from Cancer, and is suffering from loss – of her father, her confidence etc. She starts a knitting class, and starts to make friends, with her customers, her sister and the local delivery man.

These are a little formulaic, and are best read as “fluff” books that are not very challenging, but a pleasant way to spend a day or so. It sets up the Blossom Street story community, which Macomber has successfully spread into several different communities



2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

    • She’s what my friends and I class as a “palette cleanser” i.e. the books to be read between 2 600 page+ tomes. Cozy, not too hard, but enjoyable to read.

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