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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Knit the Season - A Review by Toni



Knit the Season
, by Kate Jacobs is the third book in the Friday Night Knitting Club Series. I was lucky enough to read The first book, The Friday Night Knitting Club and Knit Two with my online book club, The Page Turners. In many ways we are like the Friday Night Knitting Club members. We enjoyed both books and we had the pleasure of Kate Jacobs joining in our live book chat. (book club visit link) It was a special event for our club.

It takes about 30 seconds to sink down into the book and get reacquainted with the members of this remarkable knitting club. It is just a delight to get back into the lives of the club members. Each woman in the club has their hurdles and joys that are unique to them. Their issues feel so real and believable. It really could be any of my friends or family or even me!

This time around, surrounded by the holiday themes of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and the Special New Year's celebration, we get to spend another truly special time with Dakota, KC, Catherine, Peri, Darwin, Anita, Marty and the rest of the gang. Will we get to back to Scotland to spend time with Gran? And will that very special wedding finally happen?

The book is about family and friendships. It is about a legacy of a woman and her daughter, and the special bonds that can never be broken even long after one has left this world. The glimpses into Georgia's life through memories will bring many kinds of tears to your eyes. It is truly special and makes this book extra meaningful and addictive. I really have missed Georgia and this is a wonderful way to get to "spend time with her." In fact it is a special way for any of us who have lost a special person to bring them back into our lives whenever we need to smile through our tears.

This book did not disappoint me in anyway. It surpassed my expectation. I will go out on a limb and say that I feel I enjoyed it as much if not more than the the other books in the series. The book is charmingly addictive and satisfying.
Link
This book is on sale today! I wholeheartedly recommend this book, as well as the series, to anyone. I will also note that this book is special to me because of the knitting shop and the knitting projects, but you do not have to be a knitter to enjoy this series.

Links:
Kate Jacobs has a friendly website. Check it out!
My friend Dar at Peeking Between the Pages has an interview with Kate on her site today.

PS. Knit Two, (The second book in the series) is also on sale today in paperback!
Here is my review.
Here is a review from Dar from Peeking between the Pages.

Thank you to the publisher for my free review copy and thank you Kate for another heartwarming book in the series. I truly can not wait for the next one!

10 comments:

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Toni-
I'm reading this right now. It feels like I've been reunited with a bunch of my long-lost friends! I'm savoring it, I don't want this experience to end!

Mary said...

Toni, great review! I've read the two previous novels and really look forward to reading this book. I'll be doing just that next month : )

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've heard so many nice things about this series; it sounds like a great set of books for the holidays!

Diane said...

Great review Toni. I hope to get this book as well.

bermudaonion said...

I want to read this book - well, actually I want to read the whole series, but I want to start at the beginning.

Thoughts of Joy said...

I still haven't read the first!!! Grrr I'm glad you are still enjoying it, Toni. I'll get to it one day. :)

Gwendolyn B. said...

I am so putting this series on my wish list -- maybe Santa will take the hint! Everyone seems to love these books - I need to catch up!

Ti said...

I have the first book but have not read it yet. This one though sounds so wonderful. I just love holiday themed books.

Shona said...

This book has got wonderful reviews on all the blogs I have seen so far. Must try to get hold of this series.Thanks 4 the review

Anna said...

I haven't read any of the books in this series, but they sound good. I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric