OLD & NEW CONNECTIONS IN A FEEL-GOOD TALE — A REVIEW

5981415Another chapter in the Blossom Street series, with Summer On Blossom Street, brings another knitting class and a new group of characters to A Good Yarn, the shop owned by Lydia Goetz. Some new and old characters join the story, as Lydia introduces a new class called Knit to Quit.

Each of the women (and one man) join the class to help them with a kind of addiction, varying from smoking to getting over an old love.
New romance slips unexpectedly into the worlds of these characters, even as disappointments remind us that real life issues spring up even in a fictionalized tale.

But these real-life moments are what sets this series apart…and make us fully connect to the characters.

What new events change everything about Lydia’s life, as she prepares to adopt a child? How will Alix manage to get through the days and nights as she struggles to quit smoking? And what unexpected person arrives on the scene and shakes up Anne Marie’s life with her newly adopted daughter?

As each chapter reveals a character’s story, we are soon caught up in their moments and hoping that all will work out for that character.

As we came to a satisfying conclusion, I was reminded again that these old and new friends could return in another story…thus making it easier to say goodbye for now. Four stars.

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