The Shop on Blossom Street

  • by Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by Linda Emond
  • 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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What the Critics Say

"Clearly capturing each woman as she supports the others and searches for the answers to her own troubles, Emond outdoes herself in portraying counterculture proponent Alix....The warmth of Emond's voice so embodies the tenacious characters as to deliver a worthwhile story of change and hope." (AudioFile)

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Happy

A feel good book. Simple plot, some people with problems all of which get resolved by the end. Lovely.
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- Sylvia

Lovely story, awful narrator!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shop on Blossom Street?

There were many. Very well written story.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator is always THE most important ingredient of an audiobook. This one almost failed miserably for me, however, the subject and storyline just about saved it. I'm glad I persevered.
Very disappointed in the narrator.
However, I won't be getting anymore of the series, if this narrator runs through them.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Uplifting storyline despite covering difficult subjects.


Any additional comments?

Very enjoyable story about real women and their lives. With another narrator, I would continue the series.

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- StitchFreak

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio