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Shop on Blossom Street
4 sheep (very good)
This book is one that I like to call a 'feel good' book.
Keep this on your bookshelf and re-read it whenever you
are down or not feeling well. There are many problems in
the lives of its cast of characters, but they pretty much
work them out.
The book opens with Lydia Hoffman who sinks all her savings
into the purchase of a yarn shop. Lydia has twice survived
bouts of cancer and has many issues as a result of this.
She decides to give lessons as a way of luring customers
to her new store. First we meet Jacqueline, a well to do
matron, who is having family problems but decides to learn
to knit to make a baby blanket for an expected grandchild.
Carol Giraud joins the class to knit a baby blanket for
a hoped for pregnancy. Alix Townsend comes into the learning
class to knit a baby blanket for Project Linus as a way
of fulfilling her Court ordered Community Service project.
The interaction of these ladies and Lydia, and their developing
common bond through knitting is the main theme of the novel.
Debbie Macomber's love and knowledge of knitting shines
throughout the book and her understanding of how knitting
is a great common denominator is very evident.
A big bonus of this book is the baby blanket pattern developed
by Anne Norling for this book. An added bonus is that many
chapters are introduced with quotations from well known
knitters and add a degree of humor to it all. I liked this
book and heartily recommend it and I intend to purchase
Respectfully submitted, Hareth McNally
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