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The Resource The shop on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber

The shop on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber

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The shop on Blossom Street
Title
The shop on Blossom Street
Statement of responsibility
Debbie Macomber
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Genre
Language
eng
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Storyline
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Review
  • Rendezvous Review: Lydia Hoffman fell in love with the abandoned store the minute she saw it. She is determined to open her shop on Blossom Street despite the current construction taking place. The opening of the shop is a dream that must be realized now that she is cancer free. A Good Yarn is the very appropriate name of the shop. A makeshift sign announcing a knitting class draws a mixed group, each anxious to learn to knit a baby blanket. Jacqueline Donovan, Carol Girard, and Alix Townsend are a wonderful mix in ages, backgrounds, and interests. Those differences make Ms Macomber characters shine like a beacon of hope. They are skillfully knitted into a story that will be hard to forget. -- Pat Wilson (Reviewed 05-01-2004)
  • A Seattle knitting store brings together four very different women in this earnest tale about friendship and love. Lydia Hoffman, a two-time cancer survivor, opens the shop A Good Yarn as a symbol of the new life she plans to lead. She starts a weekly knitting class, hoping to improve business and make friends in the area. The initial class project is a baby blanket, and Macomber (Changing Habits ), a knitter herself who offers tips about the craft and pithy observations from knitting professionals throughout the novel, includes the knitting pattern at the start of the book. Well-heeled Jacqueline Donovan, who chooses to ignore her empty marriage, disguises her disdain for her pregnant daughter-in-law by knitting a baby blanket. Carol Girard joins the group as an affirmation of her hopes to finally have a successful in vitro pregnancy. Alix Townsend, a high school dropout with an absentee father and a mother incarcerated for forging checks, uses the class to satisfy a court-ordered community service sentence for a drug-possession conviction for which her roommate is really responsible. Unfortunately, Macomber doesn't get much below the surface of her characters, and, although they all have interesting back stories, the arc of each individual happy ending is too predictable. The only surprise involves Alix's hapless, overweight roommate, Laurel, and even this smacks of plot-driven manipulation. Macomber is an adept storyteller overall, however, and many will be entertained by this well-paced story about four women finding happiness and fulfillment through their growing friendships. Agent, Irene Goodman . (May) Forecast: The religious overtones of Macomber's novel may throw some readers, but the author should attract her usual sizeable readership and pick up some fans of Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts series. Author tour. --Staff (Reviewed April 26, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 17, p43)
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VHB
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Macomber, Debbie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Blossom street novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Knitting
  • Women
  • Friendship
Label
The shop on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
344 p.
Isbn
9780778315674
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54969151
  • 4165-49860
  • (OCoLC)ocm60501787
  • 4219-04560
  • (OCoLC)ocm54969151
  • (Pol)68466
  • 744003
  • (OCoLC)54969151
  • (OUa)vtls000577057
  • (OCoLC)ocm54969151
Label
The shop on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
344 p.
Isbn
9780778315674
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54969151
  • 4165-49860
  • (OCoLC)ocm60501787
  • 4219-04560
  • (OCoLC)ocm54969151
  • (Pol)68466
  • 744003
  • (OCoLC)54969151
  • (OUa)vtls000577057
  • (OCoLC)ocm54969151

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