I LOVE it when the library puts out books for sale, and I REALLY love it when I just happen across something that combines two of my favorite things: novel reading and knitting. Score!!
I’m just over halfway through this book and wanted to review it thus far.
The story takes places around London, with a lot of “bugger” and “bloody hell” thrown into the dialogue, so those words have been popping up in my head since reading this. Because it is set in the UK, there are a few words and phrases I’m not familiar with and, to be honest, I’ve googled a few of them.
The story starts out with our main character, Jo Mackenzie, who is packing up to move with her rowdy boys from London to a dilapidated villa in her seaside hometown. She is moving to take over her Gran’s knitting shop after Jo’s husband dies in a car crash, not long after he told her he wanted a divorce. The knitting shop was in desperate need of some modern touches. To bring in a younger group of knitters, Jo started a knitting group at the shop.
Jo has some trouble fitting in with a few of the other moms at her boys’ school until an A-list celebrity comes into the knitting shop one day, which turns all eyes and questions on her.
I’m at the point in the book where the knitting group is still trying to get the feel of each other, but there are definitely some funny moments and dialogue. Jo’s friend Ellen is a bit of a firecracker news reporter who visits from time to time. I’m really kind of liking her. Right now there are a couple of potential love interests for Jo. I’m curious to see which way she’s going to go.
If you’re looking for a book about single parenting, knitting, friendship, love, family, or any of the above, this book is a good choice. If nothing else, it will definitely give you a few chuckles, and who couldn’t use a few more of those?
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