Friday, December 13, 2013

Last Chance Knit & Stitch: My Review

About the Book:
Molly Canaday wishes she could repair her life as easily as she fixes cars. She was all set to open her own body shop in Last Chance when her mother ran off and left her to manage the family yarn shop instead. Now guided by the unsolicited-though well-intended-advice of the weekly knitting club, Molly works to untangle this mess. But her plan unravels when the new landlord turns out to be difficult-as well as tall, dark, and handsome.

Simon Wolfe returns to quickly settle his father's estate and then leave Last Chance for good. Still wounded by a broken heart, Simon is surprised when the town's charming streets and gentle spirit bring back good memories. Soon the beautiful, strong-willed Molly sparks a powerful attraction that tempts him to break his iron-clad no-commitment rule. Can Simon and Molly find a way to share work space-and build a future together in Last Chance?

My Comments:
I've been reading this series from the beginning and always enjoy my visits to this small Southern town.  Like many series books this one includes a lot of characters who have little involvement in the story but who add to the homey atmosphere.  Ms. Miriam is still playing matchmaker.  

Molly and Simon both grew up in Last Chance.  Molly was the daughter of the revered football coach; Simon's dad owned the car dealership.  Both are talented and working in fields they love.  Both know they are not what their parents want them to be.  Both need to learn some self-love before they are ready to give love to others.  While they are the main couple in the book, Molly's friend Les also finds love; not Molly as everyone in town expects but with an older woman.  

While this book can by no means be considered a serious read it does deal with serious topics including how our marriages affect our children, how parents need to allow children to chart their own courses in life and how spouses need to pay attention to each other's needs and desires (and I'm not just talking about bedroom desires). Hope Ramsay's "take-away" idea in this book is that we tend to have more regrets about the things we did not do than the things we did.  

While definitely not a chaste book, it is not terribly graphic either.

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley.  Grade:  B+

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