06-04-2007 02:52 AM
My name is Maureen and I live in New Hampshire. I am a huge Debbie Macomber fan, and have read just about everything she has written. I think...if I remember correctly.....Shirley,Goodness and Mercy hooked me years ago and that was it....Since then, I have had the pleasure of introducing Debbie's work to my MIL, my husband's aunt and my brother's wife....all of whom are now huge fans of hers too. Much to my happiness, I haven't been disappointed yet and neither have they! I am thrilled to be back for my second B&N Book Club Discussion with Debbie and all of you. I absolutely loved Back On Blossom Street as much as any of the other books Debbie has writeen and I look forward to joining in the discussion about it. And I am sooooooo ready to visit Cedar Cove again, aren't you? We are expecting baby # 6 in about 10 weeks and I can't wait to enjoy more of Debbie's work during those wee hours of the night when I am up with our little girl, baby Gianna Isabella. Our baby in my arms and one of Debbie's books on my nightstand...I couldn't ask for a happier time in life, that's for sure! Glad to "see" you all again!
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I'm so pleased you decided to join the B&N bookclub. You're the first person to introduce yourself. Welcome!!! I look forward to getting to know you. Thanks so much for your support.
My name is Kris and I am from good ol' Minnesota. I have read almost every Macomber book in print. The ladies on Blossom Street are well known to me and I was so excited to hear that a new book was in print that I bought it the day it came out
I work in school age care and 29 years young!
06-04-2007 04:04 PM
So good to have you on board. Weren't you part of the group last year too? If so, I'm so pleased you're joining me again and if not welcome, welcome, welcome!!!
I'm Liz from Western New York. Hello Debbie!! Hello Steph!!!
I've read many of Debbie's books, particularly this series and the Cedar Cove series. I've recommended them to others and enjoy them myself immensely!
Can't wait to discuss this book with everyone come Monday!
06-04-2007 04:08 PM
Welcome back! Can you believe it's been an entire year since SG? I was just in NYC for the big Book Expo event and it was crazy. One highlight for me was meeting Stephanie Pearl McPhee AND Jeffery Deaver. They're both just onderful people.
I spent last Saturday and Sunday reading the Blossom books and loved them. I was in Debbie's Suzanna's Garden group a few months ago.
I live in Orange, California and work in a large church here. I leave for Chautauqua, New York the 20th so my posting after that will be farther apart, but I'm ready to get started!
06-04-2007 04:13 PM
Welcome! I am in complete sympathy with the knee replacement as I've got a bum knee myself. I'm sitting in my hotel room in Charlotte as I type this and getting ready to headout for the autographing that you're going to miss. Drat.... I'd enjoy meeting you, but if and when I do you'll have a fabulous new knee.
hi group and Debbie. Sorry I will miss you in Charlotte, NC on Monday and Tuesday. I'm in the midst of a few doctor's appts in preparation for a total knee replacement later in June. But for now, I'll be participating. My name is Maxcat and love knitting. I'm glad Debbie took our input from the last book and decided to write another Blossom Street book.
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Thank you for your kind words. I'm so pleased you've joined the bookclub. We're going to have a good time and I hope we have the opportunity to get to know each other better.
I am Kathy from Pittsburgh Pa. I have been reading Debbie's book for about a year now. Started with the Blossom Street books and have read numerous others since. I am now almost done with the first Ceder Cove and have the next waiting in the wings.....lol. I am a beginner knitter. I am a stay at home mom of three children ages 7-9-11. I loved meeting Debbie this past May at a book signing. Made me love her all the more. What a truly lovely lady!! Take care and happy reading...Kathy
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I am a bibliophile living in the Buffalo, NY area. While I generally read mysteries and political or suspense thrillers, I picked up "A Good Yarn" when visiting my sister at Christmas - and soon was working my way through the Cedar Cove series.
I work in the telecommunications industry. In addition to my frequent visits to B&N, I am becoming addicted to yarn stores. This past fall I started knitting Prayer Shawls for our United Methodist Women's group. So far I have a 6 to 4 record - I've finished 6 shawls and have 4 in the works.
I look forward to chatting with all of you - this is my first B&N Book CLub venture.
Sorry I can't write more, I have to get home to start reading "Back on Blossom Street."
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06-05-2007 01:47 PM
I have never taken part in a book club before. I have read the other 2 Blossom Street books and since I own a tiny yarn shop on the Washington coast, it has been fun reading them. When A Good Yarn came out, we were offering our first socks on 2 circular needles class so a few of us were reading that at the same time. I look forward to following along and have just started reading the book myself.
I'm Leisa, and have been in several other discussions of Debbie's books. I read BOBS in a weekend, and could hardly put it down. Since reading the first book I picked up crocheting, and am working on a blanket for my daughter, after completing one for myself last year. I love the memories that this hobby brings back to me, of my grandmother, who tought me the basics.
Where is your shop located at? My family and I will be in Ocean Shores the first week of July, and I am always looking for new yarn.
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HI, My name is Kathy and I have read the other 2 knitting books and the same of the angles books. I am anxious to start back to Blossom st. Lets get going.
06-05-2007 03:46 PM
Welcome. I'm pleased you're enjoying the book thus far. I look forward to reading your thoughts and answers to the questions.
This is the second book for our new 'Friday Night Knit Book Club'. I'm about halfway through this enjoyable book
Roberta in Staunton, VA
06-05-2007 04:03 PM
Don't worry about this being your 1st book club. We're friendly! I'm pleased you're hear. You logged on at a great time. I hope you enjy the story; I'll look forward to reading your comments.
Hi I am Marty, a new resident of Nevada. My heart and my young adult children are in Tucson. I am newly married and enjoy working at Petsmart visiting with wonderful "parents" of pets. I have not yet read any of Debbie's books and I can see I have a lot of great reading ahead! This is my first discussion group with B&N.
06-05-2007 04:07 PM
I have read many of Debbie Macomber books and love ALL of them. I took up knitting after reading A Good Yarn.. and I am so glad I did. I bought this new one the day it came out and finished it quickly, can't wait for another one...
06-05-2007 04:11 PM
I'm Mari from the Chicago area. I just started reading Debbie Macombers' book, but didn't know they were a series! From the Cedar Cove series I read # 6 first then found out & went out & bought the 1st five books. I've finished #1 & am in the middle of #2 & I just love what easy reads they are. I picked up & read The Shop on Blossom Street (which I loved) but did I read that out of order also?? Thanks for your help.
06-05-2007 04:14 PM
Welcome! We should be related as reading and knitting (plus God and family) are two of my passions. I'm pleased you've joined us. Hug your husband for me; he sounds like quite the guy.
Hello there. My name is Amanda and I'm a 21 year old mom of a 16 month old girl. She keeps me busy but I take any free time I have to read or Knit. My job outside of my daughter is knitting commission and sale pieces and I love it. My husband is wonderfully supportive and feeds my book habit as well as my yarn habit! I've read many of Debbie's free standing books and her blossom street books. Cedar cove is my next series to tackle! I can't wait to finish back on blossom street so I can fully get into these boards!