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A Good Yarn

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By:

Narrated By: Linda Emond

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: June 2005

Duration: 6 hours 13 minutes

Summary:

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've thought that knitting socks could change your life?

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  • Frickerbasket

    I have to say that for me this book was a major bomb. Maybe it was only because I had just finished some phenomenal other titles, but this one left me cold. Someone with a more positive review called it predictable chick lit--it was so full of cliches I couldn't stand it. There's the fat girl who wants to date the quarterback who is dating the head cheerleader. There's the bitterly divorced mother of two. There are several women who start their own businesses and of course are immediately successful. Blech. Also beware of the long-divorced 60-something couple and the details of their renewed passion. Maybe I could have finished it if I had been reading for myself, but with each detail read aloud I couldn't stomach it. Guess I'm just not a Debbie Macomber fan.

  • Marlene Alhandy

    Like coming home to a comfortable chair. The story is never exciting but never boring. Sit back and enjoy the smooth yarn unraveling.

  • Tiffany Lucas

    THIS WAS A WONDERFUL BOOK ABOUT FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP AND WHAT CARING AND COMPASSION DO FOR EACH OTHER. IT IS A GREAT BOOK THAT SPANS THE GENERATIONS.... A GREAT BOOK! I WILL READ EVERYONE OF HER BOOKS

  • Betty

    This was a lovely book. Perfect to listen to while driving in the car and wanting something to lift your spirits. It's about people who are willing to help each other.

  • Karen Littau

    I want to go live on blossom street after reading this book. It was so uplifting and kept my attention all the way throughout the book. I wish more of Debbie's books were on CD. I would rent them all.

  • Scott Mollenhour

    This is a wonderful book, you hate it to end, I highly recommend it.

  • Anonymous

    This was a very relaxing, enjoyable book. I would recommend it!

  • Anonymous

    This sequel is another sweet story with unlikely heroines. The tales are weaved in such a way that you're never anxious about missing what's going on in the life of one character as you're reading through the life of another. It's a very sweet story.

  • Jen

    OK, I'm not ashamed to admit it. I love sweet, sappy, predictable chick lit! A Good Yarn introduces you four women with only one thing in common -- a love of knitting. Each of the women has a problem that they very predictably solve by the end of the book, but it's so much fun getting there. As a woman with a knitting addiction myself, the gratuitous mentions of skeins, gauge and knitting socks on two circular needles make the book all the more fun.

  • Camille

    Excellant book --and so aprapo to today's world. People coming together to encourage and help each other, through knitting, and developing friendships that also help each other! Very good narrator also! Kept my attention throughout the book.