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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Book Review - The Knitting Diaries by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Christina Skye

Just in time for Mother's Day comes a charming collection of stories from three of the premiere contemporary romance writers today!

With the common theme of knitting being the "thread" that binds these stories together, each author takes this opportunity to visit some of their most popular stories with a short tale that will thrill their fans!

The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber

Anne Marie Roche and her adopted daughter, ten-year-old Ellen, have each written a list of twenty wishes—on which they included learning to knit. But Ellen has quietly added a twenty-first wish: that her mom will fall in love with Tim, Ellen's birth father, who's recently entered their lives.

Debbie brings back two of her fans' favorite characters from the "Blossom Street" series in this delightful story about a little girl's fondest dream. This is a sweet addition to the "Blossom" stories.
Coming Unraveled by Susan Mallery

When Robyn Mulligan's dreams of becoming a Broadway star give way to longing for her childhood home, she returns to Texas, running her grandmother's knitting store. But the handsome, hot-tempered T. J. Passman isn't making it easy on her. If he can learn to trust Robyn, and overcome his tragic past, they just might discover a passion like no other.

I was so tickled to find Susan had written Robyn's story and included it in this trilogy. Her fabulous book, "Already Home," introduced the character of Robyn as a secondary character, and this wonderful story expands on her life and how she got to her place at the lovely knitting shop in Georgetown, Texas. I hope, hope, hope Susan has plans for a book featuring Robyn and her friends in the future!

Return to Summer Island by Christina Skye

After a devastating car accident, Caro McNeal is welcomed by a community of knitters on Oregon's sleepy Summer Island. She also finds meaning and purpose in the letters she exchanges with a marine serving in Afghanistan. But when life takes another unexpected turn, will Caro pick up the threads of hope, opening her heart to wherever it takes her?

Now Christina's story is an original, "one of" story, but it is a genuinely heartwarming and touching tale that will please her fans and knitting fans alike!

If you're a fan of knitting, romance, and fun, I guarantee that you will love "The Knitting Diaries!"

My thanks to Nancy Berland Public Relations for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinions.


Mystica said...

All three new to me - thanks for the heads up.

Beth Hoffman said...

What a lovely gift idea!