Blossom Street Brides
A Blossom Street Novel
Returning to the beloved Blossom Street with its array of characters, Debbie Macomber pleases her fans with another love filled story with true-to-life situations that she is adored for. It is hard to believe it is already the 10th installment of this series. Her characters appear so real, that her stories seem like catching up with old friends. This novel is exactly that, reacquainting with old friends and meeting new ones. It all centers on Lydia Goetz’ yarn shop A Good Yarn. She has classes and workshops, but more importantly she has a social circle where anyone can attend to knit or crochet and further their friendships with each other. It’s also a place and time to garner new friendships and offer advice of life, love and support.
Lauren Eliott has been in a relationship with newsman Todd. Todd is putting everything on hold, even marriage, until he gets an anchor position. Lauren re-evaluates her relationship with Todd when her younger sister informs her she is pregnant. Lauren expected to be married first and starting a family before her younger sister. When she looks internally to what she really wants, she is surprised by what love and fate have in store for her.
Bethanne Scranton who returns as a favored friend is in ecstasy with her new husband Max. However they have a long-distance marriage with him living and working in California. They both go through turbulent situations that make them choose what is most important to them. Is it family or business or each other?
Lydia is not without controversy either as she is dealing with her ailing mother and her adopted daughter. She is also trying to keep her shop in business during the tough economic times. Along comes a charitable act that saves the day and brings together a community by helping others.
Many of the characters of Blossom Street make an appearance as they interact on their daily lives along with the few that are highlighted in this story. Anyone new to the series will enjoy the story but I recommend starting with A Good Yarn. You’ll soon grow to love these characters and want to read the glimpses into all of their personal histories and how knitting/crocheting has brought them all into each other lives.
To learn of all of the ten novels of this series and her other titles visit Debbie Macomber at: http://www.debbiemacomber.com/
FTC Disclaimer: I was loaned an ARC of this title by Net Galley for review purposes only; no other compensation was awarded.