A boyfriend who doesn’t want to commit, a long-distance relationship, an adopted teenager, eloping couples, references to frogging, quotes by well-known knitters, mysterious charity knitting and a yarn shop – these are the things I’ve been reading about the past week. Sounds good doesn’t it? It’s the writings of one of today’s most popular and best-loved authors Debbie Macomber in her latest book in the Blossom Street Series called Blossom Street Brides.

Blossom Street Brides tells the story or Lydia, blissfully happy in her marriage, but worrying about her adoptive daughter and future of her yarn shop A Good Yarn. Bethan is madly in love with her husband but their long-distance relationship is becoming difficult to deal with. Lauren has always yearned for marriage and a family of her own, but her long-term boyfriend just won’t commit. The three meet in A Good Yarn and find strength in friendship to help them through their problems.

As I read the book, it was nice knowing that the author owns a yarn and knitting shop also called A Good Yarn in Port Orchard, Washington and that she is a knitter herself. Debbie has written 150 romance novels and contemporary women’s fiction. Over 170 million copies of her books are in print throughout the world, and four have become made-for-TV-movies.  On top of all this creative writing she also finds time to knit,  and run her yarn shop. This is one impressive lady!

All the characters in the book felt very real to me and despite not having read any of the other books in the Blossom Street series, I felt I knew them all and could even relate to some of them. My favourite character is Lauren. As a yarn lover any references to what goes on in A Good Yarn really got my attention. It felt like I had a behind-the-scenes look into the day to day running of a yarn shop which I really liked.

Blossom Street Brides is an enjoyable quick read. It would make a great holiday read or as a gift to anyone with a knitting hobby or a love of yarn. This book, indeed any book in the Blossom Street series, would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

The book is available in paperback from 13 March 2014 on Amazon for £5.99.

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*I was sent Blossom Street Brides by the publisher. I did not receive payment for doing the review. The opinions in this review are my own. There are affiliate links in this post, which help me run my blog.