Rediscover Christmas on Blossom Street in this classic holiday romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.
Katherine O’Connor adores her five-year-old twin nieces—and objects to her sister’s plans to dispense with Christmas. While Katherine spends her days at a cozy café, writing Christmas letters for other people, her sister is following the theories of child psychologist and author Wynn Jeffries, who is also, as it happens, Katherine’s neighbor. She is particularly horrified by his edict to "bury Santa under the sleigh," and she’s out to prove that Wynn and his ideas are full of…snow. He’s not going to ruin her nieces’ Christmas! Too bad the guy’s so darned attractive… As the days—and nights—move closer to Christmas, Katherine and Wynn both discover that love means accepting your differences. And Christmas is about the things you share…
Originally published in 2006
My darling Michael,
I know this letter will come as a shock to you
On the anniversary of his beloved wife's death, Dr. Michael Everett receives a letter Hannah had written him.
In it she reminds him of her love and makes one final request. An impossible request. I want you to marry again. She tells him he shouldn't spend the years he has left grievingand she's chosen three women she asks him to consider.
First on Hannah's list is her cousin, Winter Adams, a chef who owns a café on Seattle's Blossom Street. The second is Leanne Lancaster, Hannah's oncology nurse. Michael knows them both. But the third name is one he's not familiar withMacy Roth.
During the months that follow, he spends time with each of these three women, learning more about them and about himself. Learning what Hannah already knew. He's a man who needs the completeness only love can offer. And Hannah's list leads him to the woman who can help him find it.
Knitting and life
They're both about beginnings and endings. That's why Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, offers a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit somethingor someone!and start a new phase of their lives.
First to join is Phoebe Rylander, who's trying to get over a man. Alix Turner and her husband want a baby, so she has to quit smoking. And Bryan Hutchinson needs a way to deal with the stress of running his family's business.
Then there's Lydia's friend Anne Marie Roche. She and her adopted daughter, Ellen, have finally settled into a secure and happy routinewhen a stranger appears, asking questions.
Meanwhile, Lydia and her husband, Brad, have their hands full with the angry, defiant twelve-year-old who unexpectedly becomes their foster child.
But when your life and your stitches get snarled, your friends can always help!
Wishes can come true! Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber on Blossom Street for a heartwarming novella about a mother and daughter.
Anne Marie Roche and her adopted ten-year-old daughter, Ellen, have each written a list of twenty wishes—on which they included learning to knit. Like many of their wishes, it has come true, and now they knit practically every day. But Ellen has quietly added a twenty-first wish: that her mom will fall in love with Tim, Ellen's birth father, who's recently entered their lives…
Christmas Letters is "a fine companion to a glass of eggnog." Publishers Weekly
Katherine O'Connor (known as K.O.) adores her five-year-old twin niecesand objects to her sister's plans to dispense with Christmas. Zelda is following the theories of child psychologist Wynn Jeffries, author of The Free Child (and, as it happens, K.O.'s neighbor). K.O. is particularly horrified by his edict to "bury Santa under the sleigh," and she's out to prove that Wynn and his ideas are full of snow. He's not going to ruin her nieces' Christmas! Too bad the guy's so darned attractive
Rainy Day Kisses is a delightful romantic comedy at Christmasor any other time of the year!
Seventeen years ago, Susannah Simmons was a career girl who knew nothing about babies. But after babysitting her niece, Michelle, Susannah discovered that one determinedand screaminginfant can make the corporate world look like child's play! Thank goodness for Nate Townsend, her charming neighbor at the time. Now he's her charming husband, and Susannah is a mother as well as an aunt. And every Christmas Eve, Michelle tells her cousins how their mom met their dad
What do you want most in the world?
What Anne Marie Roche wants is to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, she's childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle's Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there's a feeling of emptiness.
On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate a sense of hope. They each begin a list of twenty wishesincluding things they'd always wanted to do but never did.
Some of the items on Anne Marie's list: learning to knit, falling in love again, doing good for someone else. When she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It's a relationship that becomes far more involvingand far more importantthan Anne Marie had ever imagined.
As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list, they both learn that wishes can come true but not necessarily in the way you expect!
Blossom Street. Where you'll find everything you're looking for! From yarn and flowers to friendship
There's a new shop on Seattle's Blossom Streeta flower store called Susannah's Garden, right next door to A Good Yarn. Susannah Nelson, the owner, has just hired an assistant named Colette Blake, a young widow who's obviously hiding a secretor two!
When Susannah and Colette both join Lydia Goetz's new knitting class, they discover that Lydia and her sister, Margaret, have worries of their own. Margaret's daughter, Julia, is the victim of a random carjacking, and the entire family is thrown into emotional chaos.
Then there's Alix Townsend, whose wedding is only months away. She's not sure she can go through with it, though. A reception at the country club, with hundreds of guests she's never metit's just not Alix. But, like everyone in Lydia's knitting class, she knows there's a solution to every problem and another woman can usually help you find it!
A place of welcome and warmth, of friends old and new. Watch three women discover how knitting can change their lives!
Lydia Hoffman owns a knitting shop on Seattle's Blossom Street. In the year since it opened, A Good Yarn has thrivedand 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.
"[And] soon an unbreakable bond is formed among the knitters in this poignant story of real women with real problems becoming real friends." Booklist
Four lives knit together
There's a little yarn store in Seattle called A Good Yarn. It's owned by Lydia Hoffman, and it represents her dream of a new beginning, a life free from cancer. A life that offers a chance at love
Lydia teaches knitting to beginners, and the first class is How to Make a Baby Blanket. Three women join. Jacqueline Donovan disapproves of the woman married to her only son, but knitting a baby blanket would be a gesture of reconciliation.
For Carol Girard, the baby blanket brings a message of hope as she and her husband make a final attempt to conceive.
And tough-looking Alix Townsend (that's Alix with an i) is learning to knit her blanket for a court-ordered community service project.
These four very different women, brought together by the age-old craft of knitting, make unexpected discoveriesabout themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to friendship and acceptance, to laughter and dreams. Discoveries only women can share
Sometimes, where you think you're going isn't where you end up
In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth.
They're driving to Florida for Ruth's 50th high school reunion. A longtime widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life. She's heard he's alone, too.
Bethanne needs time to reflect on a decision she has to makewhether or not to reconcile with her ex-husband, Grant, her children's father.
Meanwhile, Annie's out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him!
So there they are, three women driving across America. They have their maps and their directionsbut even the best-planned journey can take you to a turn in the road. Or lead to an unexpected encounterlike the day Bethanne meets a man named Max.
It was the year that changed everything…
When Susannah Nelson turned eighteen, she said goodbye to her boyfriend, Jake—and never saw him again. She never saw her brother, Doug, again, either. He died unexpectedly that same year.
Now, at fifty, Susannah finds herself regretting the paths not taken. Long married, a mother and a teacher, she should be happy. But she feels there's something missing in her life. Not only that, she's balancing the demands of an aging mother and a temperamental twenty-year-old daughter.
Her mother, Vivian, a recent widow, is having difficulty coping and living alone, so Susannah goes home to Colville, Washington. In returning to her parents' house, her girlhood friends and the garden she's always loved, she also returns to the past—and the choices she made back then. What she discovers is that things are not always as they once seemed. Some paths are dead ends. But some gardens remain beautiful….
Katherine O'Connor often spends her days at a cozy café on Blossom Street in Seattle—where she writes Christmas letters for other people. She's good at making their everyday lives sound more interesting. More humorous. More dramatic.
But for Dr. Wynn Jeffries, who also frequents the café, Christmas means lies and deception. In fact, the renowned child psychologist recommends that parents "bury Santa under the sleigh." Katherine, however, feels that his parenting philosophy is one big mistake—at least, based on her five-year-old twin nieces, who are being raised according to his "Free Child" methods.
She argues with Wynn about his theories, while he argues that her letters are nothing but lies. They disagree about practically everything—and yet, somehow, they don't really want to stop arguing.
As the days—and nights—move closer to Christmas, Katherine and Wynn both discover that love means accepting your differences. And Christmas is about the things you share .
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