In Blossom Street Brides, beloved author Debbie Macomber returns to the thriving community of women who frequent a knitting shop on Seattle’s Blossom Street. This time around, Lydia Goetz, the owner of A Good Yarn Shop, is worried the future of her business, while newlywed Bethanne Scranton is struggling to maintain her long-distance marriage, and Lauren Elliott has just broken up with the man she was certain she would marry.
Although Lydia’s life is busy and fulfilled by her loving family and the shop she adores, sadness hovers on the horizon. Her elderly mother is growing increasingly frail, and Lydia knows their time together is running out. She’s also faced with an intriguing mystery, one that’s creating increased interest in her yarn shop. While she’s pleased with the influx of new customers curious about the mystery, she wishes she knew who started the creative knitting campaign. Could an unknown customer, her husband or perhaps a dear friend be behind it? The possibilities are endless, and putting the pieces of the puzzle together seems nearly impossible.
Longtime knitter Bethanne is a successful businesswoman, and her family is about to expand with the birth of her first grandchild. While Bethanne’s roots are sunk deep in Seattle, her new second husband Max has a thriving wine business in California. Despite their best efforts, sharing their lives with a thousand miles between them is proving increasingly difficult. Yet how can either give up a busy, successful world and move to join the other?
Lauren Elliott is 34 and fed up with waiting for her longtime boyfriend, Todd, to propose. While moving their relationship to the next level doesn’t seem to be on his radar anytime in the near future, Lauren, on the other hand, is more than ready for commitment. Even she, however, is startled by how quickly her attention is snared by another man after she’s breaks up with Todd. Rooster is nothing like Todd, and much to Lauren’s surprise, he might just be exactly what she needs—and wants.
These three women—each caught at a crossroad and all brought together by their love of knitting—find support and validation at A Good Yarn Shop. Blossom Street Brides gives Macomber fans sympathetic characters who strive to make the right choices as they cope with issues that face many of today's women. Readers will thoroughly enjoy spending time on Blossom Street once again and watching as Lydia, Bethanne and Lauren struggle to solve their problems, deal with family crises, fall in love and reach their own happy endings.
Lois Dyer writes from her home in Port Orchard, Washington.