Saturday, January 22, 2011

Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street Series - Giveaway Summer on Blossom Street (autographed)

This past summer on the way to our cabin on Hood Canal, my mother and I stopped at Debbie Macomber's Tea Room and Gift Ship for lunch.  I purchased an autographed copy of Summer on Blossom Street, an autographed copy.  I would like to give it away to one lucy US reader.

About the series:

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 Café, Susannah’s Garden and Blossom Street Books.  Debbie
Link to the series

About author Debbie Macomber

With more than 130 million copies of her books in print, Debbie Macomber is one of the world’s most popular authors.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Drawing on her own experiences and observations, Debbie writes heartwarming tales about small-town life, home and family, enduring friendships and women who knit. Every book features the delightful sense of humor for which readers clamor. Not bad for a woman who is dyslexic and didn’t learn to read until she was in the fifth grade.

Her dyslexia did not deter the young mother of four from pursuing a lifelong dream of becoming published. She celebrated her first sale in 1982 when Silhouette Books acquired her manuscript, Heartsong. The book became the first category romance ever to be reviewed by Publishers Weekly. She was soon featured in Newsweek—and demand for her books quickly exceeded her wildest dreams. Now Debbie maintains a list of more than 130,000 readers, with whom she regularly corresponds.

Debbie is a regular resident on the bestseller lists. Two of her novels have scored the #1 slot on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly lists the first week on sale. She is the first-ever recipient of the“readers’ choice” Quill Award for Romance Fiction for 44 Cranberry Point, the fourth book in her highly popular Cedar Cove series. Debbie has also been honored with a RITA® for her 2005 holiday hardcover, The Christmas Basket; an RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award and is a multiple winner of both the Holt Medallion and the B. Dalton Award. In July 2010, the Romance Writers of America presented Debbie with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Last year Debbie saw her first cookbook, first children’s book and second non-fiction inspirational book published. Her earlier novel Mrs. Miracle was broadcast in 2009 as a made-for-TV movie by Hallmark Channel. Starring Doris Roberts, Debbie

Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle was Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movie of the year. Debbie’s hometown also celebrated its first-ever, five-day Cedar Cove Days festival, welcoming readers from 42 states and seven foreign countries to the town that inspired the bestselling series.

Debbie’s 2010 novels for MIRA Books include Hannah’s List, the story of a man who learns his late wife left him a list of women to consider marrying; the 10th book in her Cedar Cove series, 1022 Evergreen Place, and Call Me Mrs. Miracle, which will be broadcast November 27 by Hallmark Channel as her second made-for-TV movie. Her third non-fiction book, God’s Guest List, will be published by Howard Books in November.

In addition to her bestselling novels, “Debbie’s world” includes knitting pattern booklets and knitting notions from Leisure Arts and her own yarn store in Port Orchard, Washington. That store, A Good Yarn, was named after Debbie’s first “knitting book” in her popular Blossom Street Series. Universal Yarn launched a Debbie Macomber yarn line in August 2010. It is designed to complement her Blossom Street series. She serves on the national board and actively supports Guideposts Knit for Kids and World Vision. She and her husband, Wayne, are also members of the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet.

In July 2007 Debbie threw out the first pitch in a Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field. The prolific author lives in Washington state and winters in Florida with her husband. When not writing, she enjoys knitting, traveling with Wayne and putting on Grandma Camps for her grandchildren, for whom she has built a four-star tree house behind her home in Port Orchard.
Giveaway USA Residents Only - Summer On Blossom Street (Autographed)

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!

To win a copy of this book, follow this blog or check out Debbie's Website and tell me which of the books you've read of hers and why you liked them.


Linda Henderson said...

I have enjoyed every Debbie Macomber book I've ever read. Every Christmas I usually re-read Shirley,Goodness and Mercy.

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Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Linda, you're the winner.

Italia said...

I thoroughly enjoy Debbie Macomber's books and look forward to reading all of them, and when this book came this past week, I immediately started reading and was done within two days. Although one reviewer said she never met a woman like Phoebe, I disagree. I have met many strong women who have had to make very hard decisions about relationships. If just one reader after reading of Phoebe's decision to leave the relationship of a unfaithful/manipulative partner, the story helped someone. No one, either male or female, has the right to abuse a relationship. Yes, the book has a happy ending, but then why do I read, to escape, to be uplifted.


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