I have never posted a book review on my blog but I wanted to for this book.
I read another knitting based book on my trip to New York and I have been impatiently waiting for the sequel to come out and I finally broke down and bought this one. I hosted a bookfair for my organization at a bookstore and I bought myself this book. The description on the front of the book is "Like Steel Magnolia's set in Manhatan." I will just say, let that be a warning. (I took this as "oh, so it is super good.")
When I first started the book I had a hard time getting into it. I felt the author was trying to achieve something she was not capale of, meaning she was using metaphors that I could tell she wanted to accomplish something that just did not happen. I am so happy I did not give up on the book because I soon became addicted! The book is based on a single mother , her daughter, her knitting shop, the shops "dynamic knitting club" and some unexpected characters from her past. The unique aspect of the book is it gives the reader a look at each characters life so the reader gains a relationship with each character, yet does not confuse the reader with an overload of information and this aspect does not create a loss of focus. I don't want to give anything away but the book ended unexpectedley and during the book I did shed some tears. There is a follow-up but I am not committed to reading it. I have not decided. I highly recommend this one, it took me 4 days to read this which is tough for me to do!! If anyone is interested in my copy leave me a message and I would be happy to send you mine. If I get enough interest I will be fair and draw for it.