Summer on Blossom Street, Under Her Skin, Flowers on Main (Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Sherryl Woods)


Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET (Debbie Macomber) When she opened her knitting store, A Good Yarn on Seattle’s Blossom Street, cancer survivor Lydia Goetz couldn’t have imagined the ways in which it would alter her life.  A Good Yarn offered the recovered cancer patient her first real chance at life, and ultimately led to love and marriage.  Moreover, the knitting classes held at her shop have always seemed to work restorative magic on others, too.  So, after she notices that her friend Alix Turner is still smoking cigarettes, Lydia decides she’ll organize the “knit to quit” class. The skilled baker at Blossom Street’s popular French Café, Alix has been trying to give up smoking and is angry at herself for starting again.  She’s cut down to five cigarettes a day, but can’t seem to kick the habit altogether.  And she’ll have to if she wants to get pregnant, as she and her husband plan.  Deep inside, she knows her inability to stop smoking is an avoidance mechanism so she won’t have to confront her fears about motherhood.  And who can blame her?  After all, her own mother was a terrible parent with absolutely no maternal instincts.  What if Alix is a chip off the old block? Says Debbie, “Knitting can be a great way to keep yourself honest when giving up a habit you want to kick, cigarettes in particular.  It’s not easy to manipulate two needles and a bunch of yarn while smoking a cigarette.  It’s a real win-win to me.”  For More Click HERE

Under Her Skin by Susan Mallery

UNDER HER SKIN (Susan Mallery) The first novel in the author’s new Lone Star Sisters series, a brand-new family saga featuring three sisters from the wealthy, dysfunctional Titan family who face the challenges of finding their way in their chosen careers, dealing with their distant and powerful father and handling the romantic relationships that may mean future happiness – or disaster.  UNDER HER SKIN is Lexi’s story. Her day-spa business is doing well – until her secret investor decides to call his $2 million loan on three weeks’ notice.  Lexi’s only hope is the bad boy who dumped her years before after a one-night stand.  Now a successful businessman in the perfect position to help her out, his terms for repayment of the debt are not what Lexi expected.  To repay the debt, she’ll have to risk her heart one more time and she’s not sure she will come out unscathed. Phoebe Rylander isn’t trying to give up something, but rather someone—specifically, her ex-fiancé, Clark Snowden.  The first time Clark was arrested for soliciting a prostitute, Phoebe was devastated and brokenhearted but eventually forgave him when he swore it was a one-time mistake.  But now, after being picked up on the same charge again, she’s determined to make a clean break.  The problem is that Clark’s so persistent and she’s afraid her resolve might weaken.  After all, as disillusioned and humiliated as she may be, she still loves him.  She needs a distraction to keep her from taking him back. For More Click HERE

Flowers on Main by Sherryl Woods

FLOWERS ON MAIN (Sherryl Woods) The second book in the trilogy that began with THE INN AT EAGLE POINT and continues in June with HARBOR LIGHTS. As a child, growing up in Arlington, Virginia, Sherry developed a strong love for the Chesapeake area.  As an adult, living in Colonial Beach, she continues to revere her home and the feeling comes through in the strong sense of place that imbues the books. The author’s concern for the environment and the protection of the Chesapeake Bay way of life are a continuing theme that underlies the warm and moving story of three women. The three O’Brien sisters have grown up in the beautiful, planned community of Chesapeake Shores, a fictitious town built by their father and uncles. FLOWERS ON MAIN is Bree’s story.  When her last two plays are dismal failures and her relationship with her temperamental mentor falls apart, the fledgling playwright abandons Chicago and the regional theater where she hoped to make a name for herself.  Back home, she opens a flower shop, Flowers on Main.  Engaged in a new occupation that allows her to utilize the skills learned from her grandmother, she is looking a new kind of fulfillment.  But all is not peaceful and serene in Chesapeake Shores, with Bree’s estranged mother on the scene and her ex-lover on the warpath. For More Click HERE

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There Are 28 Responses So Far. »

  1. Sounds like these are great poolside reads! Sign me up!

  2. I’ve never read anything by any of these authors, but I’ve read lots of great things about Debbie Macomber’s work, so I’d like to give them a try. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  3. Hi Carrie,

    I have to admit that I have read debbie maccomber, but have only heard of the other authors. I would highly recommend any of debbie Maccomber’s books, the the Blossom street books are a special favorite. She has a way of creating characters that are both real but also likeable. People with flaws are always more interesting to me.

  4. Please count me in for the drawing! I’ve read Debbie Macomber before but nothing from the other two authors listed. Thanks! ~ 🙂

  5. These books by these authors would be great for summer reading.
    I have read most of the Cedar Cove and Blossom Series by Debbie Macomber. Also, I have enjoyed Accidentally Yours and Sweet Talk, Sweet Spot and Sweet Trouble by Susan Mallery! I have only read two books written by Sherryl Woods thus far, Feels Like Family and
    Mending Fences. All three authors create believable characters and story lines. Many revolve around relatives one way or another.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  6. I haven’t read any books by these authors. I have, however, read a lot about Sherryl Woods’ books & think that I would enjoy any of them. Also, I’ve read a lot about Debbie Macomber & Susan Mallery through their e-mails.


  7. I would love to win any of these great looking books!!

  8. Greetings Carrie,
    I would love the read these books! It has rained almost everyday here in our little area of the US and I need a good book to bring me some sunshine 🙂
    I have read the previous books by Debbie Macomber and enjoyed them. I appreciate her art/craft fiber and textile themes, as I make art quilts.
    Thank you for your presence on the internet and bringing new books to our attention.
    Best wishes!

  9. I’d love to be included in your drawing. Thanks.

  10. I am a big fan of Debbie Macomber. I love the Blossom Street books they are some of my favorites and on my keeper shelf. I would love to win her new one. Please inlcude me in your giveaway.

  11. Out of these 3 authors the only one I have read is Debbie, and if the other two are in her company then they are bound to be great reads!!! Especially for the summer! Debbie’s books are fun, easy light hearted reading and the pages turn fast! Great summer choice!
    I’d have no problem selling reading Debbie’s books to my friends!
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  12. I’ve read Debbie Macomber, but not the other too. All sound good. Debbie’s books are a good read, easy to get into and good to the last page.

  13. These sound wonderful. Thanks for all you do, Carrie.

  14. I haven’t read books by these authors yet, but definitely would love to check them out to read by the pool this summer. Maybe I will win them 😉

  15. I’ve read most of Debbie Macomber books and all the Bloom Street series so far. The other authors are new to me.

  16. I have read books by all 3 of these authors, and many of their books have ended up on my “keeper shelf.” Each writes about realistic relationships filled with drama, humor, and romance.

  17. These seem like great easy summer reads…After reading comments about these authors, I’m excited to read them!

  18. I have only read Debbie Macomber’s books before. In fact,as a knitter, I am quite taken with her Blossom Street series and would love to have this one to join the others. Thank you for the chance to win!

  19. I’d love to read these books as I’m always looking for new books to read. I also, sometimes, when I have the energy, read to my mom who suffers from alzheimers.


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  21. I haven’t read any books by these authors yet. But I would love to. All of these books sound like really good reads. Could use some new books to read. Please enter me.

  22. I don’t believe I have read any books by these authors, by the reviews I know that’s a shame! I would love to win these books so I could have 3 “mini vacations”, one vacation for each book I read=)

    Thanks for a great giveaway & good luck everyone!

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  23. I love Debbie Macomber’s books, and I am always looking for books by authors I haven’t read. Enter me, please, in the contest.

  24. I’m a huge Debbie Macomber fan. I loved her Montana series and have read too many of her books to list.

    msboatgal at

  25. I’ve read many of Debbie Macomber’s books and have really enjoyed all of her book series. She’s able to make her characters very realistic and chooses great settings that come to life in her writing. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment in the Blossom Street series.

    I’ve read some of Sheryl Woods’ books as well, and enjoyed reading them. This one sounds like a great summer read, as does Susan Mallory’s book.

  26. I love Debbie Macomber books. Any opportunity to have more would be wonderful. I’ve heard of the two other authors but have yet to read any of their works. This would be a great time.

  27. never read anything by these authors…but they would make for great reading on our cruise this summer!

  28. Debbie Macomber is such a great author. Always a great read , especially in summer as she sins an enchanting tale that can totally transform yur vacation to the setting of the book. I want to read it.

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