Thursday, April 10, 2008

“The Shop on Blossom Street” by Debbie Macomber

The Shop on Blossom Street” by Debbie Macomber
2004 by Mira Books
ISBN: 0-7783-2160-6

The Shop on Blossom Street” by Debbie Macomber is an absolutely delightful read. This is the story of Lydia who has survived two bouts with cancer and who has fulfilled a dream by opening a yarn shop. Looking to create interest in the store she starts a beginner’s class and the three women who come to that class are the people who figure in this novel.

The class members are Alix a young woman who has a troubled past, Carol a woman who yearns to have a child and Jacqueline a society matron who is angry and bitter. With Lydia these women become friends and find their lives intertwined. It is their stories over the course of a year and the incredible changes that unfold in each of their lives that could only have been supported by their friendship with each other.

I always come to the end of a story with a yearning wish that it wasn’t over and I was so pleasantly surprised to see that Debbie Macomber had written a sequel to this book, so I have even more to look forward.

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