I don't review adult books often, but when I do, they're ones that I've definitely enjoyed very much and want to make sure you all know about them! Last year I was very into fictional accounts of woman knitters and found myself reading The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. Well I absolutely LOVED that book and when I got an ARC of the sequel, Knit Two, in the mail, I eagerly set aside all of my other reading to get back into the lovely women's lives of the previous novel. I can't say I loved the sequel quite as much as I loved the first, but it was still incredibly enjoyable and another wonderfully cozy read. Books that are cozy are my favorites!
If you haven't read the first, skip over this and go buy it, borrow it, whatever (trust me...you need to read it, it's lovely), because I'm going to spoil some things for you in this next paragraph!
Five years have passed since Georgia Walker, the owner of the Walker and Daughter knitting store and leader of the Friday Night Knitting Club died. Her daughter, now 18 year old Dakota is now a freshman in college and continues to run her mom's store, with the help of the other members of the club, Catherine, Darwin, Lucy, and Anita. Each of the women are now facing new challenges in their lives and are all still relying on each other to not only keep the store running, but to keep each other going as well. For Dakota, she's still getting to know her dad, even after having lived with him for five years and she's not so sure she loves the store anymore. Catherine, is learning how to start over after a divorce, Darwin is now a mommy and trying to mold her family into what she believes happiness truly is, Lucy is faced with being a single career mom, wanting to continue to build her career up, take care of her daughter, and keep herself sane when she learns she must be the caregiver to her ill mother, and Anita is taken aback by a proposal by her "boyfriend"...and she's over 70.
All the elements of the original novel are there, the friendship, coziness, and of course, knitting are there and Knit Two focuses even more on the relationship aspect of the women. I found it a bit harder to get into than the The Friday Night Knitting Club, but I was determined to follow through and was not disappointed in the end.
To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon. Oh and did I mention you can WIN a copy? I am totally being generous and letting one lucky person have my ARC, so leave a comment on this post by Friday night and I'll pick a winner Saturday morning. YAY for giveaways!