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.
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