Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them ! These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her @ It’s Book Talkshe’d so appreciate it.
This week I’m picking a book I read a few years ago and loved!
BLOSSOM STREET BRIDES by Debbie Macomber is book ten in her Blossom Street series but, it could also be a stand alone. This is the story of Lauren. She works at the jewelry store and is dating Todd who is a news anchor for the local television station. She has been dating him for a few years and keeps waiting for him to propose. He comes up with many excuses until one day, Lauren has heard enough. She dumps him and he doesn’t take it too easily. Right before she dumps Todd, she learns her little sister is pregnant. Lauren decides that her biological clock is ticking away and that is why she knows it’s time to let Todd go.
Lauren decides to make a baby blanket for her niece/nephew and goes to Lydia’s yarn shop, A Good Yarn to get the supplies. While she is there she meets Max, Bethanne’s husband and his best friend, Rooster Wayne. She gets to talking to Rooster and explains to him that she has a husband list. It is a list of all the qualities she is looking for in a husband. He actually helps her with the list. This is where the fun begins for these two. Rooster is a rough and tough biker kind of guy while Lauren is sophisticated and classy. They are both instantly smitten with each other.
Bethanne’s husband, Max is having a hard time dealing with her ex husband, Grant. He keeps trying to win her back even though he was the one who initiated their divorce. Max is currently living in California with his wine business being there and only sees Bethanne, who lives in Seattle on the weekends. It is driving him crazy that Grant won’t leave her alone and is even using their daughter, Annie against her mother to try and get Bethanne to come back to him so they can all be a family again. At first, Max agrees to Bethanne’s wishes, to let her handle it but it is obvious that Grant will stop at nothing until he gets her back. Finally, Max steps in and deals with Grant in his own way.
I love reading this series and BLOSSOM STREET BRIDES is a perfect addition. Debbie has a way of pulling you right in where you feel as if you are in the yarn shop with all the ladies, sitting right there, knitting away with them and getting all caught up in their lives. She gives you a front row view of their marriages and the troubles they are having. A quick and enjoyable read that pulls you right in from page one. Soon, you are flipping the pages madly because, like me, you have to know what is going to happen to these couples and if their love will survive. The deep friendships these ladies have will have you cheering for them throughout BLOSSOM STREET BRIDES
Debbie Macomber has won the hearts of millions of readers with her moving and inspiring stories. Now wedding bells are ringing in the tight-knit community that gathers around A Good Yarn, a store in a pretty Seattle neighborhood. Knitters come to the store to buy yarn and patterns but somehow they leave richer in friendship and love.
Lauren Elliott has waited years for her long-term boyfriend, Todd, to propose, yet he seems more focused on his career than their relationship. When Lauren learns that her younger sister is pregnant before she herself even has an engagement ring, she feels overjoyed yet disheartened. Knowing she can’t put her future on hold, Lauren prepares to make a bold choice—one that leads her to a man she never dreamed she’d meet.
Newly married to her second husband, Max, Bethanne Scranton is blissfully in love. But with Max’s job in California and Bethanne’s in Seattle, their long-distance marriage is becoming difficult to maintain. To complicate matters, Bethanne’s cunning ex will do anything to win her back.
Lydia Goetz, too, is wonderfully happy with her husband, Brad, though lately she worries about the future of A Good Yarn. As she considers how to bring in business, she discovers that someone has beaten her to the punch. Baskets of yarn are mysteriously popping up all over town, with instructions to knit a scarf for charity and bring it into Lydia’s store. Never before has her shop received so much attention, but who hatched this brilliant plan?
As three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart, and the best surprises still lay ahead.
Praise for Blossom Street Brides
“[An] enjoyable read that pulls you right in from page one.”—Fresh Fiction
“A master at writing stories that embrace both romance and friendship, [Debbie] Macomber can always be counted on for an enjoyable page-turner, and this Blossom Street installment is no exception.”—RT Book Reviews
“A wonderful, love-affirming novel . . . an engaging, emotionally fulfilling story that clearly shows why she is a peerless storyteller.”—Examiner.com
“Rewarding . . . Macomber amply delivers her signature engrossing relationship tales, wrapping her readers in warmth as fuzzy and soft as a hand-knitted creation from everyone’s favorite yarn shop.”—Bookreporter
“Fans will happily return to the warm, welcoming sanctuary of Macomber’s Blossom Street, catching up with old friends from past Blossom Street books and meeting new ones being welcomed into the fold.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Macomber’s nondenominational-inspirational women’s novel, with its large cast of characters will resonate with fans of the popular series.”—Booklist
“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.”—BookPage
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND THANKS FOR READING!💜