Tuesday, November 25, 2008

MomCentral Book Review: Knit Two

With more than a million copies in print and 35 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Friday Knitting Club has been embraced by readers everywhere. Now #1 bestselling author Kate Jacobs revisits her beloved characters in Knit Two.

I didn't know what to expect with this book. I had yet to read the first installment and well, frankly, I'm not a knitter.

The novel is centered around a Manhattan knitting store, Walker and Daughter. It is set five years after the original novel left off.

I'm torn between wishing I had read the first novel and being pleased that I didn't. I will certainly go back and read the first novel now, even though I'll know how it all comes out. The characters and story are so compelling that I'm not even bothered by the fact that I know how it ends.

I really needed to read this book right now. I'm struggling with a lot of things in my personal life, and this book reminded me how very powerful friendships can be. I've made a concious effort to call and email my girlfriends. I'm trying to share their lives...their joys and their pain. Sometimes it is nice to have a reminder.

I liked this book and thought it was an easy read...very good for my mood these days. It's being released today and is available at Amazon.

You can read more about the author at her website or check out her MySpace.


Angie said...

Speaking as someone who enjoys your friendship -- even though it may just be online (and occasionally downtown!) -- I am grateful for you!

Kimberly said...

Sounds right up my alley...going to add that to my wish list.

Girlfriends are so essential, aren't they?

Teena in Toronto said...

I think I read the first one but didn't dig it much.

naturline said...

Exquisite pictures and very good blog congratulations

Lil Mouse said...

i read the first one and it was really good, i passed it on to my mom, and i'm not a knitter, i think its more about the solidarity of womanhood. we like rule you know?

Chelle said...

I read the first one and it really hit home for me, so I am intrigued to see how the second book (which I didn't realize she was writing, wheee!) will be.

For those interested, Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street books are similar to these.

Thanks for the review, Chick!

CPA Mom said...

I'll lend you book one if you want.