The Shop on Blossom Street, by Debbie Macomber
A newly opened knitting shop brings four very different women together when a weekly class is offered, to make a baby blanket. The book follows each woman’s story – what led them to the class and their journey throughout.
I thought it was pretty predictable. They all become friends despite their differences, and each help the others through their current struggles. It reminded me a lot of Friday Night Knitting Club – same format, including quotes and tidbits about knitting, and I enjoyed both equally.
Although it’s nice to actually understand the knitting terms used (something I didn’t know when I read FNKC) it’s not necessary. The story is more about the relationships – the book version of a chick-flick. I’m sure I’ll read the rest of the series at some point.
I actually finished this book almost 2 months ago, but with everything going on in our household lately, I hadn’t gotten around to blogging about it, and I haven’t read an entire book since then. I’ve been reading a lot of articles on dog health care, gardening, knitting, and healthy eating lately. I even started reading the children’s book, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s Farm, out loud to Tom at night – I found a great used copy of it and had read the other 2 in the series when I was a kid, so I was feeling nostalgic and snatched it up.
I did crack open The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, which is already promising to be as good as the first in the trilogy. I got distracted after the first chapter by a knitting book, but started it again last night, so that’s up next.