Summer on Blossom Street by New York Times Best Selling Author, Debbie Macomber was not the usual book I would read in my vacant time but I’m glad that I gave it a try.
The story revolves around the people in the Blossom Street, the Good Yarn store and knitting.
Lydia, one of the characters, says in the book that some of her students in the knitting class would close their eyes every time she untangles the yarn. And because they know that they have to start knitting all over again.
I know at the back of this book, the author encourages its readers to never stop trying and to never fear endings because they usually lead us to better roads and better lives.
The end of one thing is the beginning of another…
It made me realized that we were given time and choices and it’s up to us whether to go in a hard way or go easy peasy. Whether to live and die in giving our best and with no regrets or to let our yarns form with no definite direction.
The author knows that we all have undergone a lot of drama and we deserve a sniff of positivity and a bit of sunshine at the end of a tiring day. It was one of those books that will make you cry in happy tears and giggle and somehow relearn to extend your patience in life’s toughest moments.
Below are the highlighted conflicts and realizations I had from the characters.
Lydia and Cassey. It was tough loving an angry child. It was even tougher if she’s not even yours but Lydia showed Cassey the love and patience despite the hostility she gives off in return. Great and unconditional love changes people. Makes them kinder. Makes them capable of loving.
You don’t have to work hard to earn someone’s honesty, love, and respect, it should be free. One day, the right one will just come along. That’s Hutch and Phoebe.
Cody. Wisdom has no age nor face.
Anne Marie. I somehow saw myself in her. All the while she thought Tim was giving her signals. She made a fairytale in her head and live in those daydreams. She flew high and fell hard but it didn’t stop her. She was a rare kind of a woman, emotional and gullible but brave enough to love.
Alix. She represents the stubbornness of every human. The failure to quit smoking. She failed to commit but was never tired of trying in making small good changes.
Brad. He’s a calm man until Cassey went missing. That’s tough love right there. No questions.
And Margaret. She balances Lydia. And apart from that, she made me believe that