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The Shop on Blossom Street

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Debbie Macomber

Narrated By: Linda Emond

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: May 2005

Duration: 5 hours 7 minutes

Summary:

Four lives knit together ...

There's a little shop on Blossom Street in Seattle called A Good Yarn. You go there to buy knitting supplies and patterns -- and now it's offering a knitting class. The first lesson: how to knit a baby blanket.

For owner Lydia Hoffman, the shop represents her dream of beginning a new life free from the cancer that has ravaged her twice. A life that offers a chance at love ... and maybe marriage.

Jacqueline Donovan is stuck in a marriage that has dwindled into an arrangement of separate rooms and separate lives. She disapproves of the woman married to her only son, but if she knits a baby blanket, she can at least pretend to like her pregnant daughter-in-law.

For Carol Girard, the baby blanket brings a message of hope as she and her husband make a final attempt at in vitro pregnancy.

And tense-looking Alix Townsend -- that's Alix with an "i" -- is learning to knit her blanket for her court-ordered community service project.

Brought together by an age-old craft, these four women make unexpected discoveries -- about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to love, to friendship and acceptance, to laughter and dreams.

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  • Joy Nott

    Story is predicable, but somehow comforting. Great mindless listening material while knitting....

  • Anonymous

    I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one in the series. It was slow and repeated a lot.

  • Anonymous

    I usually don't enjoy listening to abridged books because ofentimes the story ends up choppy and the listener is left feeling as if they've missed a significant part of the story. I didn't have that issue with this version. It's a nice story with likeable characters that's well read by the narrator.

  • Leann

    I would listen to this book. The reader was good and the book was nice.

  • Anonymous

    This book was referred to me by a friend and I was glad to have the chance to listen to it on cd instead of just reading it (I read very slow). This book was excellent! Can't wait to get more of Debbie Macombers books.

  • Camille

    Excellant book with a lively uplifting story! It shows that many different kinds of people can get along and help each other with their unique gifts. Very nice book.

  • Anonymous

    Having listened to Shop on Blossom Street and A Good Yarn I am looking forward to another to complete this story. Thank you, this was a great listen.

  • Anonymous

    I adored this book. It is contrived and there are really no surprises, but it is sweet, kind, and filled with hope! You know everything that is going to happen and it is fine. Sometimes you just need to listen to something that will make you feel good and happy and this is the book to do it. The reader had a kind and soft voice that made the traffic disappear. I would have loved the "read" the unabridged version. This is a charmer. Enjoy-