I remember when I first discovered the Blossom Street series and found myself hopelessly hooked. Any book that revolves around women’s friendships and knitting is going to fast become a favorite for me. The latest from Debbie Macomber is Blossom Street Brides and it was wonderful! Making it even better for me was listening to it on audio because it is narrated by one of my top favorite narrators and that is Cassandra Campbell. Anyone who listens to audiobooks on a regular basis knows what a fantastic narrator she is. She brings so much emotion and life to an audio and I know I’m in for a treat when I settle in for a story told by her.
A Good Yarn, Lydia’s knitting shop, is still a meeting place for women not only looking for knitting notions but also friendship. Lydia is still happily married to Brad and they’ve made a life with their kids. Lately though things have been sliding downhill a bit as Lydia is dealing with her aging mother’s increasingly bad health, her adopted daughters nightmares, and stress over the future of her shop A Good Yarn. But then somebody begins to leave baskets of knitting all over town with instructions to continue knitting on the scarf included in the basket and when it’s done to deliver it to A Good Yarn where it will be donated to those in need. Lydia has no idea who is doing this but it’s a fantastic idea that Lydia wishes she had thought of herself. Will this be the thing that helps the shop succeed once again?
Then we have Lauren who has waited for years for her boyfriend to propose. Needless to say he hasn’t and she’s had enough and makes the decision to move on. She never dreams that making this choice may be what opens the door to better things and a better life with all the things she’s dreamed of having.
Bethanne is married to her second husband Max and happier than she’s ever been before but trouble looms. Her ex-husband refuses to believe it’s over between them and wants her back even though it was him who ruined the marriage in the first place. Either way it won’t happen as Bethanne has moved on and is hopelessly in love with Max but when her ex begins to cause trouble between Bethanne and her own daughter things become heated.
As the story unfolds all three women will find that ultimately friendship and love are what really matter. Once again Debbie Macomber writes a story that can’t fail to capture your heart. Her characters seem like ordinary people that could be your own neighbors. You find yourself completely entwined in their lives and hoping that all will be well for them. I love revisiting old characters and meeting new ones and already I’m anxious to see what surprises the next Blossom Street novel will hold. Definitely recommended for fans of Debbie Macomber and those who enjoy a good story! I thoroughly enjoyed it and if you can grab the audio – Cassandra Campbell is amazing and for sure brings this book alive for the listener!
Source: Review copy provided by the publisher. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are my own.