Friday, May 18, 2007

Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

I have been a fan of Debbie Macomber's many novels since I first started reading romance novels and I still continue to today. While her books are kind of "everything is perfect" in this world, I really enjoy some of her series books especially the Blossom Street books. This one was a nice, comfortable read and I give it a B.

There's a new shop on Seattle's Blossom Street a flower store called Susannah's Garden, right next door to A Good Yarn. Susannah Nelson, the owner, has just hired a young widow named Colette Blake. A couple of months earlier, Colette had abruptly quit her previous job- after a brief affair with her boss. To her dismay, he's suddenly begun placing weekly orders for flower arrangements!

Susannah and Colette both join Lydia Goetz's new knitting class. Lydia's previous classes have forged lasting friendshops, and this one is no exception. But Lydia and her sister, Margaret, have worries of their own. Margaret's daughter, Julia, has been the victim of a random carjacking, and the entire family is thrown into emotional chaos.

Then there's Alix Townsend. Her wedding to Jordan Turner is only months away- but she's not sure she can go through with it. Her love for Jordan isn't in question; what she can't handle is the whole wedding extravagnza engineered by her mentor, Jacqueline, with the enthusiastic cooperation of her future mother-in-law. A reception at the country club and hundreds of guests she's never even met- it's just not Alix.

Like everyone else in Lydia's knitting class, Alix knows there's a solution to every problem... and that another woman can usually help you find it!

Debbie Macomber's books are nice and easy to read and you know you will always get a happily ever after. I think why I enjoy her books so much, especially the series books, is because it is like getting caught up with an old friend. I like being able to see couples who in previous books struggled to get together, be happy and see how their relationship evolves. The only reason why I marked this one down is because it is a little campy and corny, but I guess that is one of the reasons why I enjoy her books. I don't really know what to say about it, it is just a nice read. (I am kinda out of it tonight... hopped up on cold medicine and groggy)

Not sure what is going to be next. I don't have anymore books out from the library so I will grab something from the TBR. I am in the mood for a dark suspense novel so possibly something along those lines. Happy reading and have a great weekend!


SuziQoregon said...

I enjoy Debbie Macombers books for what they are - light, feel good stuff. I have read and enjoyed her Cedar Cove series and the first two Blossom Street books. I'm sure I'll read this one eventually. They're nice to read as a break between heavier books or mysteries.

Kristie said...

I agree. I love her Cedar Cove series and always buy them. I have gotten several others hooked o n them too. This one I got from the library since it was a hardcover. But they are perfect to break up the heavier, darker stuff.