Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Book Review: The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber.

Paperback, 395 Pages
Published by (Mira Books) on May 31, 2005
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Summary: There's a little yarn shop on Blossom Street 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 woman 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. And Alix Townsend is knitting her blanket for a court ordered community service project.

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

My review:  I did really enjoy this book, once it reached the middle. In my opinion the beginning just really dragged on, and only got exciting towards the middle. It is a really good story though, about how all different types of woman can become close, no matter your age or background. I also felt like the book was sort of predictable.

Stars: 3/5

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