Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society

Fans of Debbie Macomber and Thomas Kinkade rejoice, there’s a new kid in town! Beth Pattillo has created a new cast of characters in a cozy little town, The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society is perfect for any reader looking for that down home sorta feeling.

The ladies of the Sweetgum Knit Lit Society know how to do two things well: knit and read literature. When the head of the group, town librarian Eugenie, introduces a rebel teenager into the mix, promising the group can teach her to knit, as well as read the classic girlhood books the teen has missed out on, the other women balk. As they help Hannah learn how to knit projects, read classics, and become a strong woman, each woman learns more about herself and her unique situation. While they encourage Hannah that she can take hold of her own life and not let her past determine her future, the ladies slowly learn how to practice what they preach.

Chock full of knitting talk, as well as a revisiting of all the childhood books we have loved over the years, Sweetgum and its characters create a book you’ll fall in love with. I really enjoyed this one!

1 comment:

Anna said...

Thanks for the review. As a knitter and a lover of classic books, I can't wait to read this one.