Thursday, January 23, 2014

On Tour: Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber and a Giveaway!

Blossom Street Brides
Blossom Street #10 

Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber
Series: Blossom Street #10
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: April 8th, 2014 by Ballantine Books

#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber has won the hearts of millions of readers with her moving and inspiring stories. Now wedding bells are ringing in the tight-knit community that gathers around A Good Yarn, a store in a pretty Seattle neighborhood. Knitters come to the store to buy yarn and patterns but somehow they leave richer in friendship and love.

Lauren Elliott has waited years for her long-term boyfriend, Todd, to propose, yet he seems more focused on his career than their relationship. When Lauren learns that her younger sister is pregnant before she herself even has an engagement ring, she feels overjoyed yet disheartened. Knowing she can’t put her future on hold, Lauren prepares to make a bold choice—one that leads her to a man she never dreamed she’d meet.

Newly married to her second husband, Max, Bethanne Scranton is blissfully in love. But with Max’s job in California and Bethanne’s in Seattle, their long-distance marriage is becoming difficult to maintain. To complicate matters, Bethanne’s cunning ex will do anything to win her back.

Lydia Goetz, too, is wonderfully happy with her husband, Brad, though lately she worries about the future of A Good Yarn. As she considers how to bring in business, she discovers that someone has beaten her to the punch. Baskets of yarn are mysteriously popping up all over town, with instructions to knit a scarf for charity and bring it into Lydia’s store. Never before has her shop received so much attention, but who hatched this brilliant plan?

As three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart, and the best surprises still lay ahead.

My thoughts about Blossom Street Brides ~~ 

Blossom Street Brides is the 10th book in the Blossom Street series. I want to know how I have missed the other 9 books?? Seriously, I just read my very first Debbie Macomber book in October. It was a Christmas story, Starry Night: a Christmas Novel. I fell in love with the characters and the story-line, and loved how easy it was to read and get lost in it all.

Even though this is book #10, and the first in the series that I have read, I didn't feel like I was missing something. Debbie wrote such a beautiful, flowing story that I immediately felt right at home with the place and the characters. I have no idea if the characters in this story are regulars in her series or not. I am thinking they probably are, but it didn't really matter. There was enough depth to the character development to keep me satisfied.

Debbie's stories have such a gentle feel to them. It's hard for me to explain what I mean by that but I found myself just wanting to stay in that world and hoping that Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne would want to be my friend too. I am definitely going to be talking another stroll down Blossom Street and I am excited to meet the other people that call that street home.

About the author

Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

Macomber is the author of more than 100 novels, most recently the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Starting Now, and The Inn at Rose Harbor; two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; two acclaimed children’s books and the Mrs. Miracle Christmas novels. She is also the author of beloved and bestselling series of novels set in Cedar Cove, Washington (such as 16 Lighthouse Road, 204 Rosewood Lane, 311 Pelican Court) on which Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, Hallmark Channel’s first dramatic scripted television series, is based. She is the recipient of a RITA® award; an RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a multiple winner of both the Holt Medallion and the B. Dalton Award. In 2010, the Romance Writers of America presented Macomber with their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her next novel to be published will be Rose Harbor in Bloom (August 13, 2013).

In addition to her bestselling novels, Macomber owns her own tea room, Victorian Rose Tea Room & yarn store, A Good Yarn, named after the shop featured in her popular Blossom Street novels. She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she was recently named World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative.

A devoted grandmother, Debbie and her husband Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington State (the town on which her Cedar Cove novels are based) and winter in Florida.

Connect with Debbie

Book Tour Schedule for 
Blossom Street Brides

January 20th - Melina's Book Blog

January 21st - My Recent Favorite Books

January 22nd - Creative Madness Mama

January 23rd - The Book Bag

January 24th - Jax's Book Magic

January 25th - Shelley's Book Case

January 26th - Tidbits of Experience

January 27th - Griperang's Bookmarks

January 28th - Deco My Heart

January 30th - A Book Lover's Retreat

Giveaway Time!! 

I have 3 'Special Early Editions' (ARC) of Blossom Street Brides for 3 lucky winners!

Be sure to check the sidebar for my current giveaways!


  1. Wonderful review! =)
    Thanks so much for joining this Tour!

  2. Thank you for the giveaway. I love Debbie Macomber books.


  3. Thanks for the giveaway and your great review. I've read the Cedar Cove Series and some of the Blossom Street Series. I need to check my list and see which ones I've missed. Thanks again.

  4. Thanks for this lovely giveaway and your excellent review. Debbie Macomber books are memorable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. I love Debbie Macomber books.great review. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. Love love love, Debbie's books, thanks for the giveaway and you have a great blog here. Following you on MrLinky and Blog lovin.

  7. Thank you for an opportunity to win. :)

  8. I love Debbie's books, and I'd really like to read this one. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  9. I have always loved reading Debbie's books. Thanks so much for sharing such a great talent with us. Wonderful review and thanks for the great giveaway!

  10. Love book blogs - I read constantly!

  11. Love Debbie's books - need to catch up on the Blossom Street series.

  12. Lots of characters in one book

  13. Great review. Welcome to the world of Debbie Macomber. Keep reading, you are in for a real treat! She writes in such a way that you feel like you've known her characters forever. You're gonna love her!

  14. Thanks for the review! I liked the fact that you could come in on the tenth novel and not feel alienated, but I'm interested in how the series is connected.

  15. wonderful review and thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  16. I love Debbie Macomber and have been meaning to start this series for such a long time! I even have the first book. But I am glad that starting in the middle of the series wasn't confusing!


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