Blossom Street Brides (Blossom Street Series #11) (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Blossom Street Brides (Blossom Street Series #11) (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Debbie Macomber

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#1 New York Times bestselling author 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804177436
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Series: Blossom Street Series , #11
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

When Debbie Macomber started out as an author, she was a young, dyslexic mother of four who wrote in her kitchen on a rented typewriter. Years later, she's the bestselling author of dozens of heartwarming novels that celebrate love, laughter, and the bonds of family and friendship. Her Cedar Cove and Blossom Street series include some of her most popular titles, and five of her Christmas books have been turned into Hallmark Channel movies.

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Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington


Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Blossom Street Brides 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
GinsBookNotes More than 1 year ago
Some writers make you feel like you are visiting loved family and friends when you open the pages of their newest arrival. Debbie Macomber is one of those writers. In Blossom Street Brides we get to revisit our favorite shop, A Good Yarn—the place where three women all struggling with different worries in their life come together to find friendship, support, and hope as they knit their way past their troubles. Lydia Goetz, the owner of A Good Yarn, is worried about the shops finances, her adopted daughter’s mental health, and the knowledge that her time with her aging mother is coming to an end. Bethane Scranton, is worried that love may not be enough to sustain her new marriage to Max.  Will either of them be willing to sell their successful business and start over in a new location? Lauren Elliot, has decided to take control of her love life. She breaks up with her long time boyfriend, Todd, and is taking time to figure out exactly what she wants in a future husband. She is taken by surprise when she meets Rooster and discovers that he might be exactly what she needs. Love, life lessons, and friendship abound in Blossom Street Brides. I really enjoy the down to earth characters and the realistic issues that they all struggle with.  I do feel that this book works well as a stand-alone or as part of the series. But I recommend reading all of them so that you too can fall in love with all the wonderful people on Blossom Street.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Love Blossom Street!! I love Debbie Macomber’s books and this one is just as good if not better than the others. If you have read other Blossom Street books then you will be familiar with some of the characters in this book. This book has three main stories and they are nicely intertwined to make a wonderful book. We meet Lauren first who doubts her relationship with her current boyfriend Todd after hearing the news that her sister is going to have a baby. Lauren decides that Todd is never going to propose to her so she decides to end their relationship. Lauren meets Rooster when he comes to town, and they both feel instant attraction to each other.  We also meet Elisa, who is Lauren’s boss at the jewelry store. Elisa learns that her 19 year old daughter is pregnant and wants to get married. Bethanne and Max are newlyweds and are living and working in separate states due to their jobs. They are both struggling trying to decide how to make their marriage work and how they can change their living arrangements to they don’t have to live in separate states. We also meet Lydia who is worried about her daughter Casey, who is having nightmares that leaves her clinging to Lydia. Lydia and her husband adopted Casey a few years ago and they are trying to find a way to help Casey. This book is awesome, if you love a great clean romance, that has some humor then you need to read this book! A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
MI_Reader More than 1 year ago
I love Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street series and this new book doesn't disappoint. She introduces Lauren Elliott as a new character, but then intersects her story with Lydia Goetz - the main character thread throughout all the Blossom Street books - and Bethanne Scranton, who has been a main character in a few of the books, most recently A Turn in the Road. I enjoyed reading about these normal women, their every day struggles and their strength and fortitude. It is also fun to catch up with others on Blossom Street and see how they are doing. Disclaimer: I won an ARC of this book from Debbie Macomber. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
I will start out by saying that I am not a fan of really short chapters and bouncing the story around so much. Now I can say I loved this story line. It was nice to reconnect with old friends from previous books. I felt so bad for Bethanne and Max with the clash in their family life. Then poor Lydia is trying to figure out the secret of the yarn baskets all over town for folks to just knit and relax. Amid that her adopted teen daughter Casey is having flashbacks to her past and won't share. Their friend Lauren feels her internal clock ticking away. She has had a boyfriend forever and wants marriage and the whole home and family scene. She meets Max' s friend Rooster and dates amid her boss's daughter being pregnant and wanting to marry a boy unacceptable to Mom. It was great to see friends back up their friends. Enjoy this book. I did!
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Blossom Street Brides is the tenth book in the Blossom Street series by popular American author, Debbie Macomber. Lydia Goetz, proprietor of A Good Yarn in Blossom Street, is concerned. Her adopted daughter, Casey is having terrifying nightmares with increasing frequency, and her mother, Mary Lou seems to be rapidly deteriorating, both physically and mentally. She is also intrigued: someone is leaving Knit Me baskets around the town with needles, yarn and instructions for a simple scarf for charity, to be delivered to A Good Yarn on completion. Her good friend Bethanne Scranton (whom readers will remember fondly from the very first Blossom Street book, and the eighth in the series) is happily married to her biker, Max, although their long-distance marriage is challenging, but continues to have problems with daughter Annie, who is still hopeful Bethanne will reunite with ex-husband, Grant. The news of her younger sister’s pregnancy prompts Lauren Elliott to confront her long-time boyfriend, TV broadcaster, Todd Hampton about their relationship. She is now certain he will never marry her, and she has no intention of remaining single and childless. Enter Rooster Wayne, good friend of Max Scranton, and she unexpectedly sees in this biker  a man who ticks all the boxes on her husband list. But Todd is not prepared to let go quite so easily. This instalment has an elopement, a hastily arranged marriage, an aborted honeymoon, attempted blackmail and three pregnancies. Macomber touches on everyday topics like pride and jealousy, trust and honesty, as well as dementia, long-distance relationships and the effects of childhood trauma. Macomber is the mistress of the heart-warming read.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Blossom Street Brides - Blossom Street Series Author: Debbie Macomber Publisher: Random House LLC/Ballantine Books Published: 3-25-2014 ISBN: 9780345528841 E-Book: B00FUZPQZY Pages: 338 Genre: Women's Fiction Tags: Family Sagas, Romance, Series Sensual Level: Mild Overall Rating: Excellent Reviewed For: NetGalley Reviewer: DelAnne Debbie Macomber has sent us back to Blossom Street and Lydia Goetz's Shop A Good Yarn. We are blessed to catch up on the lives of some of the characters from previous novels and get to know new ones. During this visit we read of Lydia's plans to improve business when someone arranges a promotion surprising in its scope and generosity. Then there is the strained long distance marriage between Max and Bethany. Which one is willing to make the first move in the name of love to save their marriage. Finally Lauren Elliott is tired of waiting for her boyfriend to make a commitment. When she learns her younger sister is pregnant her joy for her sister is overshadowed by her feeling that life is passing her by as she stagnates waiting on Todd. Each woman tackles her individual problems with courage and determination. Ms. Macomber has provided us with a story that warms our heart and shows us once again that where love is nothing can destroy it. Friends abound on Blossom Street and those friendships only grow stronger with time. If you have never read a Blossom Street novel before do not worry you can still read Blossom Street Brides with no difficulty. Id you have read the series from the beginning you will enjoy visiting some old friends and catching up on the events in their lives. Either way you will get to enjoy an offering by one of the most beloved authors. Her Cedar Cove series is even a series on Lifetime. There is also her latest series also set in Cedar Cove about the guest at the local Rose Harbor Inn. You can be assured that if the author is Debbie Macomber it is going to a novel that you will enjoy from beginning to end.
fuzzmom More than 1 year ago
Lauren, Lydia,  Bethanne, and Elisa's daughter Katie are all tied together. Throughout this charming novel, baskets of yarn with instructions to "Knit Me" start appearing all over town, telling folks that when the scarf is done they should take it to  "A Good Yarn" Lydia's yarn shop to be donated to a homeless shelter. Each have their own relationship issues.  this is a book filled with the unexpected, some surprising little things and others, some real jaw droppers.  This is a book I read with a smile on my face, most of the time.  Lauren dumps her long time boyfriend and finds love in a surprising place. Lydia struggles with a daughter who seems to be haunted by her past and a mother in decline. Bethanne struggles with a daughter who refuses to accept her parents divorce and her moms remarriage. Elisa is anguished to find out her daughter is pregnant at 19.  You will feel like each of them is a friend or neighbor. A good read!
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely story that follows three women as they journey thru life. Each is seeking the answers to their questions: how do I find true peace and happiness and how do I keep it once it is found. Ms. Macomber is a master story teller and you feel as though you know the town and all its characters. This is a fascinating book that you will not want to miss. Another truly delightful hit for the lovely and talented Debbie Macomber. Received from NetGalley for review
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS This is a good mix of three different couples dealing with life and finding love. Lots of drama, characters that I liked and enjoyed finding how it all would work out. The setting for this was Blossom Street, Seattle, WA. Lauren Elliott has been waiting three years for her boyfriend Todd to propose. A year ago he said he wanted to get married but he wanted to get more set in his job and get some debts paid off. Lauren decided to call it quits. He really did not want to marry her. She made a list of what she really wanted in a husband. Bethanne Scraton and Max have been married a year. Max lives in CA he has his own business their. Bethanne has her own business in Seattle plus her two children live there. It is hard to only see each other on weekends. Bethanne's daughter Annie and her ex-husband Grant want to breakup the couple. Lydia Goetz and her family are wonderful family. They are dealing with her adopted daughter Casey's nightmares. Lydia's mom is going down hill fast. She forgets who Lydia is sometimes, but so far remembers Casey. Lydia owns a yarn shop and business has been slow. Then someone is going around town leaving baskets with yarn and needles. The notes say they are for making scarfs for the homeless asking people to knit while they wait. When the scarf is finished would they drop it off at Lydia's shop. The yarn was bought from Lydia's shop. Lydia does not have a clue who is doing this. The baskets of yarn sound like a fun thing to do. Except I don't knit. It is exciting to hear the reactions of different people finding the baskets and working on the scarfs. I read as late as I could stay awake and finished the book first thing this morning. I cared for the characters. Okay I did not like Grant. Rooster I liked even though at first I judged him a little as a biker. Their are other characters and problems that we see in the book that draw you into their lives. I don't know if they are characters from previous books or not. This is a clean read that is entertaining and made me think about what I can do to help someone. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley.
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66read More than 1 year ago
Follow three unexpected women through the joys and head aches as only Debbie Macomber can take you. The twists and turns of life are very believable and fodder for laughter. Of course each of us can always relate to the problems her ladies get in. Some how I missed this at it's release and probably enjoyed it more a little later.
kutchka More than 1 year ago
I like to read all of the Blossom books thayt she has rittennnnnnn, and the continuins saga of Lydia and her friens
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Late-Nighters, Gather Here!
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I love her books........ They are quick reading books because you want to find out what happens so you can't put them down.
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falcargenta More than 1 year ago
Debbie Macomber delivers another positive -- though never insipid -- chapter to her Blossom Street saga. This may not be her best, but it is a good continuance. We find out how Bethanne (formerly Hamlin) and her new husband, Max, are managing the challenges of their new marriage: (1) can they make it work with Max's wine distribution business in California and Bethanne's party planning business in Washington? and (2) will Grant (Bethanne's ex-husband) and Annie (Bethanne's daughter) ever accept the fact that Bethanne has moved on and is no longer the woman she was when Grant divorced her? We also get to know Rooster, Max's business partner and motorcycle pal, better. He finds a love interest in Lauren, but is Lauren just rebounding from an unfulfilling relationship? Can she prove to Rooster that she truly loves him and is not using him for "revenge"? Debbie's newest Blossom Street offering is not just about brides. All is not flowing smoothly in the lives of Brad and Lydia and their children. Casey, their adopted daughter, while consciously aware that she is loved and accepted by Brad, Lydia, and Brad's son, Cody, is having nightmares that she refuses to discuss with her adopted family. Also, the elderly mother of Lydia and Margaret seems to be going downhill. Questions are raised in this narrative which is certain to continue in following Blossom Street books.
DOOG737kooba More than 1 year ago
I just start reading this book yesterday and I'm already enjoying it. I've read all the Blossom Street novels and it's fun reconnecting with the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age: 19 Family record:my mother and my grandmother were Robers but my grandfather and my dad are not, I used to be a small Rober just stealing small things but I don't want to do that anymore. Smart clever has sharp eyes and can quickly get anything back, varries a lot of hidded weapons
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok im there
Proudmom508 More than 1 year ago
Once again, Debbie Macomber has come back to Blossom Street to spin three yarns in interconnected stories. While this book is part of a series, it is written in a way that can stand alone without a new reader not understanding a character or a series veteran being bored by memories of previous books. I recommend the previous Blossom Street books as well. In Blossom Street Brides, Debbie continues the stories of Bethanne and Max, Lydia and Brad while introducing us to Lauren, Elisa and Katie. The story about Katie is somewhat surprising in this day and age but it could have happened so it's believable. I wish there had been more resolution for Casey but that may be for another book. I hope other readers will enjoy the stories and characters as much as I do.
Kelsmitt More than 1 year ago
I love Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street series. The characters are strong and truly believable. I love that we revisit characters from previous books. Lydia was a favorite character of mine and I am happy to see more of her, her knitting store and the customers that congregate there. Meeting new characters just makes the story more interesting. Each woman is finding that they are facing concerns about their future and the journey how they come to terms with dealing with or directing their future is heartwarming and enjoyable. Thanks Debbie for taking us back to Blossom Street.
bookluvr35SL More than 1 year ago
The ladies of Blossom Street are back in another great book from Debbie Macomber.  Someone has been leaving baskets with yarn and instructions to "knit me" all over town, and indication that Lydia's yarn shop is involved.  Lauren desperately wants to be married and have kids, but sometimes love comes in unsuspected packages.  Bethanne's ex-husband is up to his old tricks and creating a rift in her marriage to Max.  Even if you haven't read any of the Blossom Street books, you will have no trouble following along.   Definitely a must-read this summer!