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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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    Marjory North Royalton, OH, USA 02-11-10
    Marjory North Royalton, OH, USA 02-11-10
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    "The book was what I expected"

    I've listened to all the Blossom St. books and enjoyed them. From now on though I will pay closer attention to who's reading. Delilah just didn't do it for me.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Suzie 07-16-09
    Suzie 07-16-09 Member Since 2007
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    "couldn't even listen to it...bad narration!"

    I have enjoyed Debbie Macomber's books and I really like Delilah as a radio host, but she needs to stick to that and not try to read books to adults!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Cheyenne, WY, USA 05-29-09
    Cynthia Cheyenne, WY, USA 05-29-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Book - Bad Reader"

    While I enjoyed the book itself, I found the poor quality of the reader very distracting. Specifically the reader cannot seem to pronounce "d" as in husban(d) or "ed" as in ask(ed) or as(ked) - so instead of saying "she asked" the reader would say "she ass" or "she ask". She also continually pronounced "she would" or "he would" as sh'd or hid, or he had as "h'd". This poor pronounciation drove me nuts.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Pashley 12-02-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, AWFUL NARRATOR!!"

    I love the story, but Delilah has NO BUSINESS being a narrator. She is loud, she reads too fast, she is just plane obnoxious to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nadine Alexandria, VA, United States 02-05-10
    Nadine Alexandria, VA, United States 02-05-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Narration was terrible"

    This is such a wonderful story about so many lives that touch each other..sadly the narrator was so horrible it was all ruined. The narrator rushed reading the book in places it was hard to follow.

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    Edgarta1 Richmond, VA, USA 08-17-09
    Edgarta1 Richmond, VA, USA 08-17-09
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    "Narrator issues"

    I love the book but the narration was stiff and unnatural. The narrator's voice inflection was erratic and it was difficult following which character was speaking at times.

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    Lynn Scholfield 08-24-14 Member Since 2001
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    Would you try another book from Debbie Macomber and/or Delilah?

    I plan to eventually read all of Debbie Macomber books, but will avoid any more books that are read by this particular narrator. She really does a poor job of following the story with her voice.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Delilah?

    Eby Sirois did an excellent job with a Debbie Macomber book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Balch Springs, TX, United States 03-05-10
    Susan Balch Springs, TX, United States 03-05-10 Member Since 2009
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    "make some new friends"

    love your neighbor and who would guess the help from kniting good story

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    Cindy Florence, KY, USA 08-04-09
    Cindy Florence, KY, USA 08-04-09
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    "Some good, tired of narrator"

    Through the beginning of the book, I wasn't pulled into the storylines. About halfway through I started to connect. I wish more would have been written on Alix. A shame to include a character and not write much about her. I really enjoyed the ending and at that point was really involved in the storylines. I couldn't stand Delilah as the narrator. I love her on the radio, but horrible as a narrator. Everybody had the same voice and expressions. It ruined a lot of the book for me. Overall, I liked the book though.

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    Diana Cagle 09-21-14
    Diana Cagle 09-21-14 Member Since 2010
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    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.


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  • Jillian Walker
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    9/3/09
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    "A Little predictable"

    I found this ok, easy listening but predictable in how it would all turn out. I'm sorry to say but I really did not enjoy the reader's voice at all and that spoiled it for me a little. She placed great emphasis on bits of sentences where no emphasis was needed and I found her voice a bit harsh and grating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Frances
    Tooting Bec, London, United Kingdom
    9/12/09
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    "A pleasant summer read"

    I was not expecting much of this book, as I have only read Debbie Macomber as a Mills and Boon author I thought that it would be a light predictable romance. But it was cheap and it was the summer so "why not?" I decided. I was quite wrong. It is an endearing tale of the struggles and relationship pains of a number of couples/families. I found it hard to sort out one story from another in th first chapter or so because I really was underestimating the amount of attention it would need but once it got rolling I really started to get drawn in. I found the American narrator a little irritating at first but she also grew on me and by the end of the book I was thoroughly pleased with my purchase.

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