We’re reading our way across America…one romance at a time.
Washington: The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
The jewel in the crown of the Upper Northwest is undoubtedly Seattle, Washington, aka the Emerald City. Now, if the very name of the place evokes endless, dreary, rainy days and skinny, lank-haired hipsters in flannel shirts singing minimalist dirges about how bored they are, it shouldn’t. Seattle is a place of oceans and rainbows, a city where people can look to Mount Rainier in the south and observe “The mountain is out today.” The city is also full of landmarks, from the iconic (the Space Needle) to the whimsical (the Fremont Troll). Also, the weather isn’t that bad.
Seattle is also, of course, the setting for many of the 150+ novels of Washington-based author Debbie Macomber. In particular, it’s where she has set her enormously popular Blossom Street series, and it is to the first installment of that series, The Shop on Blossom Street, that we turn today.