Thursday, June 9, 2011

SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET: A DEBBIE MACOMBER GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED 
SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET
BY DEBBIE MACOMBER

ABOUT THE BOOK:
If you need to quit something, then what better way to do it than by knitting? Knit to Quit is the theme in New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber’s, Summer on Blossom Street.

Knitting and life. They’re both about beginnings—and endings. That’s why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle’s Blossom Street, to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It’s for people who want to quit something—or someone!—and start a new phase of their lives.

First to join is Phoebe Rylander. She recently ended her engagement to a man who doesn’t know the meaning of faithful, and she’s trying to get over him. Then there’s Alix Turner. She and her husband, Jordan, want a baby, which means she has to quit smoking. And Bryan Hutchinson joins the class because he needs a way to deal with the stress of running his family’s business—not to mention the lawsuit brought against him by an unscrupulous lawyer.

Life can be as complicated as a knitting pattern. Just ask Anne Marie Roche. She and her adopted daughter, Ellen, finally have the happiness they wished for. And then a stranger comes to her bookstore asking questions.

Or ask Lydia herself. Not only is she coping with her increasingly frail mother, but she and Brad have unexpectedly become foster parents to an angry, defiant twelve-year-old.

But as Lydia already knows, when life gets difficult and your stitches are snarled, your friends can always help!

A NOTE ABOUT MORE DEBBIE MACOMBER BOOKS FROM ME, BINGO:
If you follow my blog, you know I have been highlighting some of Debbie Macomber's books over the past couple of months. I WAS focusing on Debbie's CEDAR COVE SERIES. However, there is SO much more to Debbie's world than just Cedar Cove and so I am now branching out to some of her books in the BLOSSOM STREET SERIES and today's SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET is the first I am offering from there. I think if you haven't discovered Debbie's writing, or missed a book of hers here or there, it is my hope that this will help to introduce more of her work to you. I also am excited that Debbie's latest book A TURN IN THE ROAD is already a Best Seller and I am thrilled to be able to be posting a review and giveaway very soon for that one, so watch for it.

And now, welcome to Blossom Street, and as it says on Debbie's website about this series:
"Welcome to the friendly little neighborhood on Blossom Street! I joke that with my yarn stash, I could knit garments to clothe a third world country. So it was inevitable that eventually I'd write books that center around a yarn store.

Welcome to A GOOD YARN, that fictional little shop on Blossom Street in Seattle, where knitters go for yarn, supplies and patterns, and where they form lasting friendships in Lydia Hoffman's knitting classes. Other businesses have sprung up there, including the French Cafe, Susannah's Garden, and Blossom Street Books."

IF YOU ARE NEW TO MY DEBBIE MACOMBER GIVEAWAYS, PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TO LEARN ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Through both words and deeds, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber inspires women from all walks of life to realize their dreams.

Debbie Macomber overcame the obstacles in her own life to become one of the world’s most popular writers. She encourages women to achieve the goals that burn in their hearts as fiercely as the desire to become a bestselling novelist did in her own 15 years ago.

When Debbie first decided to write a novel, people called her a hopeless dreamer. She had only a high school degree and was dyslexic. She was also the very young mother of four active children. No one believed she had what it took to write a book—except Debbie. She eventually saved enough money to rent an old typewriter, and every night when the children were asleep, she would sit down to write.

She wrote—for years. But each time she completed a story and mailed it off to a publisher, the manuscript was returned, stamped "rejected." As tough as it was to keep her spirits alive, Debbie never gave up. Five long years and thousands of pages later, she received a letter in the afternoon mail. The letter was from Silhouette Books—and they wanted to buy her story. Her first novel, Heartsong, was published as a Silhouette Inspiration in 1984, and it became the first romance novel ever to be reviewed in Publishers Weekly.

Today, Debbie is the internationally acclaimed author of more than 100 novels. Popular around the globe, she receives approximately three thousand letters from readers every month. And she responds personally to each one. TO READ THE REST OF THIS BIO ON DEBBIE MACOMBER, GO TO THE eHARLEQUIN WEBSITE HERE.

EXCERPT FROM SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET:
Lydia Goetz

Wednesday morning, a not-so-perfect June day, I turned over the Open sign at my yarn store on Blossom Street. Standing in the doorway I breathed in the sweet scent of day lilies, gladiolas, roses and lavender from Susannah’s Garden, the flower shop next door.

It was the beginning of summer, and although the sky was overcast and rain threatened to fall at any moment, the sun shone brightly in my heart. (My husband, Brad, always laughs when I say things like that. But I don’t care. As a woman who’s survived cancer not once but twice, I feel entitled to the occasional sentimental remark. Especially today . . .)

I took a deep breath and exhaled slowly, enjoying the early-morning peace. I just don’t think there’s anyplace more beautiful than Seattle in the summer. All the flowers spilling out of Susannah’s Garden are one of the benefits. The array of colors, as well as the heady perfume drifting in my direction, makes me so glad A Good Yarn is located where it is.

Whiskers, my shop cat, as Brad calls him, ambled across the hardwood floor and leaped into the window display, nestling among the skeins of pastel yarns. He takes up residence there most days and has long been a neighborhood favorite. The apartment upstairs is an extra storeroom for yarn at the moment; perhaps one day I’ll rent it out again but that isn’t in the plans yet.
...To finish reading this excerpt, visit Debbie Macomber's website HERE


GIVEAWAY
I HAVE ONE NEW HARDBACK COPY
OF SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET
THANKS TO KIM AND MY GOOD FRIENDS
AT NANCY BERLAND PUBLIC RELATIONS
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!


HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ AND LISTENED TO ABOVE AND SIMPLY TELL ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW 

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING WHEN VISITING DEBBIE MACOMBER'S  WEBSITE HERE. YOU MAY WANT TO COMMENT ON A ONE OF HER BOOKS YOU HAVE READ OR WOULD LIKE TO READ
 
+1 (or +2) MORE ENTRIES: COMMENT IF YOU HAVE ENTERED ANY OF MY OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAYS. IF YOU HAVE ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU MAY GET EXTRA ENTRIES BY COMMENTING SEPARATELY FOR EACH ONE YOU HAVE ENTERED. NOTE: IF YOU ENTERED MY GIVEAWAY FOR FINDERS KEEPERS II: DISNEY AT DAWN, YOU MAY TAKE +2 ENTRIES AUTOMATICALLY BY JUST WRITING THE TITLE OF THE BOOK AND ENTERING THAT SAME COMMENT TWICE! 

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JUNE 20!
 GOOD LUCK!

118 comments:

heavenisabookstore said...

This book sounds like a fantastic book for a women's book club. I would love to read this and then pass it along to my mom who is a huge knitter!
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lag123 said...

I am a knitter and I love these Blossom Street books. The friend who taught me to knit, also introduced me to these books. Knitting is our therapy so I can relate to this story. I have not read this one yet, but I am looking forward to it!

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lag123 said...

I love the pattern for the Miracle Scarf on Debbie's website. I must try it.

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debbie said...

I really like this series. I taught my son to knit as physical therapy, it really works. I enjoy her characters, they are well developed and very realistic. I would like to read the newest one in this series.
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debbie said...

I like her books on knitting. I have the knitting along with debbie macomber, back on blossom street. It has some really nice patterns in it.
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Steve Capell said...

Debbie Macomber's novels have been so special to so many people. She represents what fortitude, determination, imagination and unending positive commitment can forge – SUCCESS! Her success occurred even though she was stay-at-home mother with four small children and a person that suffers from dyslexic. She typed manuscript after manuscript with many rejections. Her story should be a witness to all writers – never ever – never ever – never ever –GIVE UP! She is volunteer mentor for young people and is active in fundraising for battered women’s shelters. In 1997 she was appointed an ambassador for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Needless to say I am a fan of Debbie Macomber.

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Tore said...

Life can be like a knitting patten. Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a really good read. Tore923@aol.com

Bethie said...

I would love to read this. I always enjoy Debbie Macomber's books. My mom and I knit and I think she would like this too.

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rubynreba said...

I like - Knitting & Life. They're both about beginnings and endings. How true!
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suburban prep said...

I am a knitter and I like the way that the craft of knitting is intertwined into the story.
I want to know how Lydia will handle things in her life.
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suburban prep said...

On a visit to the author's site I see that she does knitting, write and is involved in cookbooks.
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Carol N Wong said...

I love the Blossum Street series. I am familiar with all the main characters and their backgrounds and I am delighted that a new book has been added to the series.

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Carol N Wong said...

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Carol N Wong said...

Of her Cedar Cove series, I have already read some of them but I would love to read the first one in the series. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane.


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Carol N Wong said...

Of her Cedar Cove series, I have already read some of them but I would love to read the first one in the series. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane.


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Would love to win Summer on Blossom Street.
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rbooth43 said...

I love reading the BLOSSOM STREET Series by Debbie Macomber. Every page is so entertaining. Each new book in the series has new characters added to the main characters in the first book of the series. I hope I win this book to continue reading an amazing saga.
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