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Fresh Pick | A GOOD YARN by Debbie Macomber
Fresh Pick / November 16, 2010

Blossom Street May 2010 On Sale: May 1, 2010 Featuring: Lydia Hoffman 384 pages ISBN: 0778328805 EAN: 9780778328803 Mass Market Paperback (reprint) $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Contemporary Buy at A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber Lydia Hoffman owns the shop on Blossom Street. In the year since it opened, A Good Yarn has thrived—and so has Lydia. A lot of that is due to Brad Goetz. But when Brad’s ex-wife reappears, Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness. Three women join Lydia’s newest class. Elise Beaumont, retired and bitterly divorced, learns that her onetime husband is reentering her life. Bethanne Hamlin is facing the fallout from a much more recent divorce. And Courtney Pulanski is a depressed and overweight teenager, whose grandmother’s idea of helping her is to drag her to seniors’ swim sessions—and to the knitting class at A Good Yarn. Excerpt “Making a sock by hand creates a connection to history; we are offered a glimpse into the lives of knitters who made socks using the same skills and techniques we continue to use today.” —Nancy Bush, author of Folk Socks (1994), Folk Knitting in Estonia (1999) and Knitting on the Road, Socks…

Sandi Shilhanek | A Good Yarn
Sundays with Sandi / March 8, 2009

I am fortunate enough to be a reviewer, and have the opportunity to read some of my favorite author’s work early. This weekend I’m indulging myself with Summer On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber. As I read I find myself wishing that I knew a place like A Good Yarn, and a person like Lydia Goetz. To me that is the sign of a good writer…one who puts their reader right into the story. This got me to thinking, is there a book or character who has struck a personal chord with you, and you find yourself wondering what you would do if you were a part of the book or a particular character? So while I’d love to be a part of the community who shares their lives at A Good Yarn, I’m not sure I’d be successful at the knitting aspect of it. Which book do you see yourself as part of? Is there a certain character you’d like to be? Until next week happy page turning to all. Visit to learn more about books and authors.