Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber
Lauren Elliott dreams of being a bride but Todd, her boyfriend of many years avoids the subject like it is the plague. When Lauren’s younger sister who is already married announces she is pregnant Lauren feels even more strongly that it is time to make moves towards what makes her happy, and that may very well mean moving on without Todd.
BethAnne Scranton is the happiest she has ever been in her life with her second husband Max. He is everything a husband is supposed to be (caring, loving, passionate, a friend and companion) and everything her first husband was not. The only thing not perfect is the fact that Max’s business is so far away he maintains a separate household and that seems to make BethAnne’s ex think there is room to wiggle back into her life.
Lydia Goetz owns the local yarn store called ‘A Good Yarn’. She worries about her store and how to think of unique ways to bring in business… it seems however someone is secretly helping her with that. Baskets of yarn and needles are showing up around the town with a message to knit a scarf and bring it into A Good Yarn where it will be donated to someone in need. The yarn is all coming from Lydia’s shop… but who? And why? Although Lydia is not complaining as her business door is opening more and more to new customers.
How will these women’s lives intertwine? Who’s relationships will survive the bumps?
A long time ago I had dabbled in the Debbie Macomber series, Cedar Cove. I loved how each book was a street address and you learned about the people who lived at that address and their association with the others in the town. Then the next book would be a different address and from that person’s perspective in the same town. Really, it is a brilliant series. As my reading expanded, Debbie Macomber and Cedar Cove were put aside for other books, and I never did find my way back to Cedar Cove, or for that matter, to Debbie Macomber.
On a whim…. this book, Blossom Street Brides sounded kind of light and fun, and just the right audio length to hold my attention during the beautiful summer drives. And… I was right.
Blossom Street Brides is a sweet read centered around three women and their relationships with spouses, boyfriends, and children. While romance reading has never been a “go to” genre for me, Macomber never lays it on thiick so I am able to enjoy her smooth style of an engaging storyline. There are a couple of happenings in the book that made the independent woman in me think “oh come on!”, but over all putting reality aside, I found enjoyment in the read.
Going into this book, I did not realize it was part of a series until I finished it, but I never felt I was missing any previous information. I listened to this one on audio with Cassandra Campbell as the narrator and I enjoyed it.
Fans of Macomber will enjoy this fun look into the three women’s lives.
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 59 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: March 25, 2014