Monday, August 3, 2009
Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (39)
Debbie Macomber's books are always warm and comfortable reading. The setting is a small town in Washington where the people are kind and helpful to each other. The characters include people searching for love, children searching for parents, everyday kinds of problems approached in a light lovely way. Her books are an escape from the problems of the real world. "Summer" follows this same prescription: a knitting group is formed to enable people to kick their problems. The members of the group include a young woman hoping to stop smoking and have a baby, a lonely man who is very successful but involved in a lawsuit that could destroy his company, a young woman who hopes to adopt and a single mother who hopes to protect her adopted daughter. This is a very pleasant book.