Amazon has a description of the first Main Street book, Welcome to Camden Falls:
Sounds like a book I read last summer. It was called "A Good Yarn." That was a really good book, but the 16 year old's mom dies and she is sent to live with her grandmother. Then she meets some friends and they all bond over knitting.
Somehow, I think Ann's will be less interesting. The book I mentioned above was a really good one, despite the slightly cheesy plot.
Post by wanderingfrog on Dec 12, 2006 13:30:18 GMT -5
Yeah, I read A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber last summer, too. It's actually a sequel to The Shop on Blossom Street, but the sequel is better than the first book. The first one is the same thing (women bond over knitting) only with different characters. Except they don't really seem different from each other. They're from diverse backgrounds but still seem to have exactly the same personality. Sometimes you can see the same problem with the BSC, but it's even worse in this book. A Good Yarn is better because the characters don't all seem to be the same person.
You should try Chicks with Sticks (It's a Purl Thing) by Elizabeth Lenhard. It's the same sort of thing for a YA audience (teen girls bond over knitting!) and I actually like it better than the Debbie Macomber books. A sequel just came out, but I haven't read it yet.
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