Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Review Back on Blossom Street

Lydia Goetz begins the book with starting a new knitting class at her knitting shop, A Good Yarn. As in previous Blossom Street books, the story revolves around the participants of the prayer shawl knitting class. Susannah, from the flower shop next door joins the class with her employee Colette, a widow who is trying to get a way from a messy work situation involving her boss. Alix, from the first book in the series is back, trying to find a way to relax as a very elaborate wedding is being planned for her and her fiance Rev. Jordan Turner.

Debbie Macomber writes stories where the characters are intricately and beautifully woven together with the theme of friendship and knitting. I really enjoy the characters I meet in The Blossom Street Series and I love reading about knitting.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Review: Casting Spells

Sugar Maple is a picturesque small town in Vermont where tourist enjoy little boutiques and the fall leaves. However not everything is as it seems, Sugar Maple is inhabited with witches, warlocks, vampires and sprites. An ancient spell cast on the small town keeps all within its limits safe and their secret lives hidden. However, Chloe Hobbs, daughter of the great sorceress who cast the protection spell, needs to find her true love and her magic powers to continue to protect Sugar Maple and its inhabitants. When a murder occurs within the town's limits a new threat arrives in the form of Luke Mackenzie, a police officer investigating his friend's death. Now Chloe needs to figure out how to reinforce the spell, find true love and keep Sugar Maple's secrets hidden from Luke.

I liked this very quirky book! The characters were so far fetched that they were endearing and I loved Chloe's inner monologues. While parts may have been predictable so much of the book was pure enjoyment for me!