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Summer on Blossom Street | [Debbie Macomber]

Summer on Blossom Street

Knitting and life. They're both about beginnings - and endings. That's why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something - or someone! - and start a new phase of their lives.
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Publisher's Summary

Knitting and life. They're both about beginnings - and endings. That's why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something - or someone! - and start a new phase of their lives.

First to join is Phoebe Rylander. She recently ended her engagement to a man who doesn't know the meaning of faithful, and she's trying to get over him. Then there's Alix Turner. She and her husband, Jordan, want a baby, which means she has to quit smoking. And Bryan Hutchinson joins the class because he needs a way to deal with the stress of running his family's business - not to mention the lawsuit brought against him by an unscrupulous lawyer.

Life can be as complicated as a knitting pattern. Just ask Anne Marie Roche. She and her adopted daughter, Ellen, finally have the happiness they wished for. And then a stranger comes to her bookstore asking questions.

Or ask Lydia herself. Not only is she coping with her increasingly frail mother, but she and Brad have unexpectedly become foster parents to an angry, defiant 12-year-old.

But as Lydia already knows, when life gets difficult and your stitches are snarled, your friends can always help!

©2009 Debbie Macomber; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Jacquie LaDam 05-04-15
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    "Great book"

    Loved this book, very entertaining. Listened while recovering from surgery. Definitely a five-star book.
    I really enjoyed the narration it was excellent.

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    Tammy 04-01-15
    Tammy 04-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrible Narration!"

    I very much enjoy Ms. Macomber's novels and must are told so beautiful and soothing. However, this narrator is loud, one note and did not give individuality to the character's. Very hard to get through this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dr Dan Saurino Gaffney, SC 03-06-15
    Dr Dan Saurino Gaffney, SC 03-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great characters"

    As always, the characters and setting are entertaining and engaging. When I have some free time, I would like to make the sample scarf from the book. I also like the way Macomber creates characters who love Jesus, since he is my Savior as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly 01-24-15
    Beverly 01-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Series"

    Loved everything!
    Love Blossom Street!
    Il live all the characters in Blossom Street I cried at the end I guess it touched be because my Mother died when I was 2 and I still miss her at 68 even though I have no memories of her. PTL I will spend a turn of tea with her!

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    Diana Cagle 09-21-14
    Diana Cagle 09-21-14
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    "Horrible narration!"
    What disappointed you about Summer on Blossom Street?

    The narration is REALLY poor. I've enjoyed the books in the series up to this one but can't stand listening to this one.


    Would you recommend Summer on Blossom Street to your friends? Why or why not?

    The book, yes. Audiobook, no..


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She sounds like she's reading to children. It's very difficult to tell the voices apart and her rhythm is awkward. She sounds like a wannabe actress.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Young 12-12-13
    Pat Young 12-12-13

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    "love the story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story was good but I hated the www adds at the beginning of every chapter. This had been very distracting to the story. Over all its was a good story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The end had been very satisfying.


    Which character – as performed by Delilah – was your favorite?

    Casey


    Could you see Summer on Blossom Street being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes it would be a good series. I don't know who could do it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Red Menace 08-05-13
    Red Menace 08-05-13
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    "Why is Delilah narrating books???"
    Would you listen to Summer on Blossom Street again? Why?

    NO! Not unless someone else tells the story


    Would you be willing to try another one of Delilah’s performances?

    NO!!! I will look to make sure she is not reading a story before I buy another audio version. She hurried through her performance and made me sorry I bought the audio version. I have bought and listened to over 150 audio books and she is the worst reader I have encountered.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martha Orosz Fairfield, CT USA 06-20-13
    Martha Orosz Fairfield, CT USA 06-20-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Hard to get past the Narrator"

    I have always loved Debbie Macomber books and recently got into this series. I really enjoy the books but I have not loved the different narrators. I especially disliked this one. All the sentences ran together without breath and all the characters were the same voice. I love a good book and a good narrator really brings it to life. For me this one was almost painful to get through.

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    C. Marie Memphis, TN USA 05-07-13
    C. Marie Memphis, TN USA 05-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Seriously, the worst narrator ever."
    Would you try another book from Debbie Macomber and/or Delilah?

    I have read several Debbie Macomber books and this one was not her best, but was a very good story. I am already listening to another Macomber book.


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

    The most memorable moment was of course Casey being told that Brad, Lydia, and Cody were going to adopt her.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Delilah’s performances?

    No - her voice inflections were often inappropriately placed and annoying.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes I would.


    Any additional comments?

    Delilah's voice in and of itself was not annoying, but the inflections were over the top. When you listen to a story, you want it to sound like you were reading it yourself. We are not expecting a dramatization of the story - especially not a bad one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonilyn Micco, FL, United States 03-16-13
    Bonilyn Micco, FL, United States 03-16-13 Member Since 2007

    I love audio books. I am an avid reader/listener in my car and sometimes I just sit in a park or pool and let the escape begin with Audible

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    "This was the most painful book to get through."
    What did you like best about Summer on Blossom Street? What did you like least?

    I didnt want to miss out on the story but the narrator was horrible. She should stick to her radio show which she is excellent at. I cant tell you the number of times I turned off the book to take a break from the narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ann Marie


    What didn’t you like about Delilah’s performance?

    Her voice is too harsh and there was no distintion between the story and the speaking parts.
    She just read the book to me.


    Could you see Summer on Blossom Street being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No clue


    Any additional comments?

    Keep this series going.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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