Summer on Blossom Street

by Macomber, Debbie.

Format: Large Print 2009
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Summary
New York Times bestselling author.

Knitting and life are both about beginnings and endings. That's why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something - or someone - and start a new phase of their lives.

Phoebe Bylander has recently dumped an unfaithful fiance. Since Alix Turner and her husband have decided to try for a baby, she has to quit smoking. Bryan Jordan needs a way to decompress from running his family's business - and to escape from the stress of a lawsuit brought against him by an unscrupulous lawyer.

Life certainly can be complicated. Lydia herself is in the midst of upheaval. Her mother is becoming increasingly frail, and she and Brad have unexpectedly become foster parents to an angry and defiant twelve-year-old. But Lydia already knows that when life gets difficult, your friends can always help.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Macomber's new Blossom Street novel begins in Lydia's store, A Good Yarn, located in downtown Seattle. Lydia has a new class,  Knit to Quit, for people who need to redirect their energies while trying to quit negative habits. Phoebe joins on impulse. She's just called off her engagement for the second time and needs to quit her fiancé, a controlling, self-absorbed manipulator. The small class also attracts Bryan, whose stress-filled job has made this young man a prime candidate for a heart attack. Both find that the knitting helps them with their problems, and brings them together. Our old friend Alix joins to help her quit smoking before she tries to get pregnant. And Lydia herself is a major player this time as she and her husband decide to adopt a baby. What happens instead is heartwarming in the extreme. Macomber's typical strengths are at full capacity in this must-read for her fans, who will find their emotions fully engaged and completely satisfied.--Hatton, Maria Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Macomber adds a tear-jerking installment to the Blossom Street series with this account of lives intersecting at the series-hinging yarn store, A Good Yarn. Upbeat cancer survivor Lydia and her pragmatic sister, Margaret, start a "Knit to Quit" group in their Blossom Street yarn store, hoping to bring in customers for weekly self-help sessions. Casey, the 12-year-old girl Lydia takes in while waiting for an infant of her own to adopt, helps out in the shop when she's not sulking in her room or causing trouble for Lydia's family. Local baker Alix wants a baby as much as Lydia does, but she and her husband agree she needs to quit smoking first. Then there's super-stressed chocolate magnate, Hutch, who takes the knitting class after his doctor suggests it. Hutch hits it off with Phoebe, who is trying to quit obsessing about a broken engagement. Rounding out the crowd, bookstore owner Ann Marie must deal with her adopted daughter Ellen's biological father, a recovering addict, re-entering their lives. Macomber deftly handles the multiple story lines and emotional terrain of families, while the predictably happy ending is very genuine. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Blossom Street series ; 5
#1 - The Shop on Blossom Street
#2 - A Good yarn
#3 - Back on Blossom Street
#4 - Twenty wishes
#5 - Summer on Blossom Street
#6 - Hannah's list
#7 - A Turn in the road
#8 - Starting now
#9 - Blossom Street brides
Subjects Female friendship -- Fiction.
Knitting -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Publisher Thorndike, Me. :Center Point Pub.,2009
Edition Center Point large print ed.
Language English
Description 434 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781602854543 (large print : hardcover)
1602854548 (large print : hardcover)
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