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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,818 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Debbie Macomber Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blossom Street Series Release Date: May 2005 ISBN: 9780060797010
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You might have heard about a wonderful little yarn store in downtown Seattle. Debbie Macomber can take you there!

In the year since it opened, A Good Yarn has thrived, and so has Lydia Hoffman, the owner. A lot of that is due to Brad Goetz. But when Brad’s ex-wife reappears, Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness. Elise Beaumont joins one of Lydia’s popular knitting classes. Living with her daughter, Aurora, Elise learns that her onetime husband plans to visit and that Aurora wants a relationship with her father, regardless of how Elise feels about him. Bethanne Hamlin is facing the fallout from a divorce and joins the knitting class as the first step in her effort to recover a sense of dignity and hope. Courtney Pulanski is a depressed and overweight teenager. She’s staying with her grandmother, who’s trying to help by taking her to the knitting class at A Good Yarn.

Four women, brought together by the craft of knitting, find companionship and comfort in each other. Who would have thought knitting socks could change your life?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The author’s trademark warm treatment of the lives of women will satisfy her readers.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Linda Emond imbues this audio with a sense of realism as her carefully modulated pitch changes reflect the various characters and their range of emotions. Emond provides each character with a distinctive voice…an experience to be savored.”

    AudioFile

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CadyCan | 2/16/2014

    " Typical chick book about love and friendship. Quick easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryAnn | 2/11/2014

    " This is the book that got me started on Debbie Macomber. I really like her 'easy read' style of writing. She's a feel good writer and does a great job. Haven't read a book of hers I didn't like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kv | 2/10/2014

    " I just like the female relationships and how this author writes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy A. | 2/5/2014

    " part 2 = starting off great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Maitland | 1/22/2014

    " Right away you feel so comfortable with her charaacters They are nice people to know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Manceau | 1/20/2014

    " Another great one in this series! Recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 1/19/2014

    " Another Blossom Street book with the continuing lives of Lydia and her friends. Friendship is really important to all of us and no matter the age or situation we can all encourage and help each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/17/2014

    " I wanted to learn how to knit after reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerrie | 1/3/2014

    " I really enjoyed it. I thought the author seemed to be better at drawing out characters than in the first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Fitzgerald | 1/2/2014

    " I loved it. Rich characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Duncan | 12/19/2013

    " enjoyable! I did like the Shop on Blossom Street slightly more, but not enough to take the rating down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita | 12/17/2013

    " Nice easy reading. Was enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 12/11/2013

    " Love these summer time pleasure readings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki Mascia | 12/2/2013

    " I like her. Easy read with a happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 11/28/2013

    " Fun read. Makes me want to knit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cyndi | 11/25/2013

    " Another bookclub choice. A fun, fast read, but one that I felt was fluff. I know that the next one Return to Blossom Street is on our bookclub list so I will be reading that too...but not thought provoking. A good beach chair read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Anderson | 7/25/2013

    " I liked this follow-up to The Shop on Blossom Street. It's a quick read. Debbie Macomber was recently celebrated in her hometown of Port Orchard. She has a yarn shop there that I want to visit sometime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 7/8/2013

    " This is the only "Romance" author I have ever read, and I have to say, her stories are compelling. I go to Debbie Macomer for an ultra-lite read, and she doesn't dissapoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsi Peterson | 5/30/2013

    " I love this series. It is sooo cheesy and kinda lame, but I love reading all of them-have two more and I'll be sad when it all ends. Next then will be the Manning Brides series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Morgan | 5/29/2013

    " Wonderful book for any woman, what I call a 'soft' read and one book you can't wait to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mo | 4/19/2013

    " Easy, light reading material. Sweet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancywboca | 2/18/2013

    " I read this book in two days - a good book to keep you company on a long flight. It wasn't an amazing page-turner but it was sweet and charming book about friendships and nice people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish (trishie7) | 1/7/2013

    " Kind of same as#1 but diff set of characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 9/18/2012

    " I am a huge Debbie Macomber fan. Her writing is by far the best. I can't put her books down. I have enjoyed each book in this series. The latest I have read from this is Summer on Blossom Street. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare | 3/28/2012

    " Great reading. Characters develop as you read each in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tali | 3/7/2012

    " A strong book, one of the better ones of this series, even though the ending feels a little rushed. Good to curl up with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 2/22/2012

    " Not at good as the first in the series. WAY TOO much recapping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 eamcdo99 | 12/23/2011

    " I like this book and the sequel. Has good knitting hints! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 12/4/2011

    " Good light reading. A bit predictable and not as challenging as most of my reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 9/22/2011

    " Sweet read, the entire Blossom Street series is a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 8/16/2011

    " Second in the series and loved it just as much, I couldn't put it down and it left me wanting to know what was going to happen next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dena | 7/27/2011

    " Debbie Macomber books are a great easy read that keep your attention. These really made me want to learn to knit! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 6/29/2011

    " Right away you feel so comfortable with her charaacters They are nice people to know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sdhall0824 | 6/20/2011

    " I finished the first of this series, A Shop on Blossom Street, and started into this one.

    It is a light read; but it stirred up my interest in knitting/crocheting again. Each book has a pattern in the first part. I recommend both books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 6/1/2011

    " A; the second in the series and a heart warming continuation of Lydia's tale of her yarn shop. New characters are added into the mix with brief updates of the first knitting group.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimmie | 5/22/2011

    " This is my first book by Debbie Macomber. It was quite good. The romance was light which was good since I don't enjoy romances.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish (trishie7) | 5/10/2011

    " Kind of same as#1 but diff set of characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corey | 5/5/2011

    " Liked it about as much as the first. Still gonna keep reading them because they are simple and I don't have to put much thought into them. Good for traveling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 4/24/2011

    " I love to learn and see old characters return! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 4/8/2011

    " The Blossom Street series seems very formulaic but enjoyable. Everything centers around A Good Yarn knitting/yarn shop. Somehow women dealing with various issues are drawn into a knitting class and we get to learn their stories. God works in mysterious ways, as is shown in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 4/5/2011

    " Easy reading with knitting involved. Nice books for the treadmill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb | 3/31/2011

    " Just as good as the first book. Sweet. ;-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 2/27/2011

    " Such a sweet read ,no dramatics ,just honest to goodness story of the coming and goings of the shop.
    We meet the majority of the residents on Blossom Street once again ..

    A quick read to fill in the gaps x x "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mac | 2/25/2011

    " Interesting mix of people, problems and patterns which prove if you are patient and persistent enough all good works require effort. Pleasant, enjoyable read with some happy tears. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/24/2011

    " Love Debbie Macomber books - always cozy, happy reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June | 2/9/2011

    " A happy and gentle story with characters that are well developed and each learns to live life on their own terms. This bool is not really about knitting, but about friendship very similar to the "Friday Night Knitting Club" series. "

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About the Author
Author Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Her novels have hit the number one on the New York Times bestsellers list as well as making the USA Today and Publishers Weekly lists. Her novels Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle inspired the Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year when they were released. She has more than 160 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

About the Narrator

Linda Emond is an award-winning actress of stage, film, television, and audiobook narration. Her performances on Broadway earned her nominations for the Tony Award in 2003 and 2012 and for the Drama Desk Award in 1997 and 2002. She was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for her roles in plays at theaters in Chicago. Her film credits include roles in Julie & Julia, Dark Water, and Across the Universe, among others. Her television credits include such series as Elementary, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as movies such as A Dog Named Christmas. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks, winning three Earphones Awards and being named a finalist four times for the prestigious Audie Award. In 2011 she was named by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense for her reading of Flash and Bones.