Do you know Debbie Macomber? Several years ago I read The Shop on Blossom Streetwhich was my introduction to her fictional writing. The book caught my eye because it was about a group of women who came to know each other through a new yarn shop knitting class. The Shop on Blossom Street blossomed into a series of books centered around the friendships and trials of the cancer-survivor owner of the yarn shop and the women who frequent it, women who were unlikely to have met otherwise but whose friendships forged in their knitting classes at the yarn shop help each other through difficult times in their lives. Since then I have enjoyed many of her numerous fiction books, and the Blossom Street series is a favorite.
In case you don’t know Debbie, she is a #1 New York Times and USA Today best-seller, and she is a knitter. In addition to her books of fiction, she has also written a number of non-fiction books including one I’ve recently read, God’s Guest List: Welcoming Those Who Influence Our Lives, a book about a number of people she has known and how they have positively influenced her life.
Some of her books include knitting patterns, and she has written knitting books including Knit Along with Debbie Macomber: Back on Blossom Street (Leisure Arts #4279), Knit Along with Debbie Macomber: Summer on Blossom Street (Leisure Arts # 4729), Blossom Street Collection Book 1 (Leisure Arts #5268) and Blossom Street Collection Book 2 (Leisure Arts #5269).
Debbie loves Christmas just as I do, and she writes a Christmas-themed book each year. Examples are Christmas Letters and her 2011 Christmas-themed book, The Perfect Christmas. She also enjoys cooking. Combine Christmas and cooking and what do we get? Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook: Favorite Recipes and Holiday Traditions from My Home to Yours. And if you have a young child age 3 and older don’t miss this perfect combination of Christmas, knitting, and fiction, The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater…That Grandma Knit (Blossom Street Kids Books).
OK, yes, I admit I am definitely a Debbie Macomber fan. If you haven’t met her, check out some of her books, and certainly don’t miss her knitting books !