Saturday, March 29, 2014
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author and I had never read any of her work until her latest, Blossom Street Brides. It is currently available at Walmart for $17.97 (31% off the list price of $26.00) As part of the Walmart Moms book club I was given the opportunity to read it. After reading Blossom Street Brides, I understand why she is so popular. Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street books are among are set around a knitting shop on Blossom Street where women come together to knit, converse and build relationships. At the start of each chapter is a quote from a knitter that ties the story together. Although I am not a knitter, I can certainly see how relationships can develop among women who have a love of knitting. The times I have done work with my hands, I’ve found it to be therapeutic and cathartic, and imagine in a group or meeting a person with the same interest it could be even more healing.
In Blossom Street Brides, there are three brides who are connected to the shop and although their stores are all different, they are interconnected through relationships that develop on Blossom Street. I found Debbie Macomber’s book to be a very easy book to read and I went through it quite quickly because I wanted to find out the outcome of the stories which were far from linear. I enjoyed meeting all of the characters, learning about their struggles with relationships, making job decisions and children. All topics which I found very relatable.
I am truly a fan of reading about friendships that are newly acquired and long-standing. Blossom Street Brides has a little of both. And although the characters were at various stages in their life, wisdom was shared both from the oldest to the youngest and the reverse. Oftentimes people say that wisdom comes with age, which can be true but we also are able to learn some things from young people and this book illustrates both perfectly.
If you are looking for a heartwarming book, I highly recommend Blossom Street Brides. It is a book that I didn’t want to put down until I read the very last work. I felt like I knew all of the characters and they were personal friends.
Currently a contest is being held to win a $3,000 Walmart Gift Card. The contest is being run from now until May 25th and a winner will be chosen on June 1st. To enter simply visithttp://debbiemacomber.com Good luck!