Monday, June 23, 2008

My Review of The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society

This book is kind of a sharper version of Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street books. Like those books, this one is about a group of women who get together and knit. All of the women in this book are at painful points in their lives. One gets another chance at love; another gets the "love" she has waited all her life for--and realizes that if it was really love, she wouldn't have had to wait all her life for it. One of the "women" is a troubled teen who finds love in the group.

Each month this group of women meets in a Sunday School classroom to discuss a book and show off a knitting project related to the book. For example, when they read Heidi, they make a felted purse. The book involves a romance between one of the characters and the pastor of the church and a couple of the characters mention God a time or two, but if I hadn't been told this was "Christian fiction", I would never have put it in that genre. I don't know if the author/publisher would consider that a good thing or bad.

I'd recommend this book if you like books dealing with relationships between women. The publisher sent me an email asking if I wanted to tour this book this week and I accepted. A few days ago, First Wildcard sent me an email letting me know they were touring the book July 7, so if you check back then, I'll post the first chapter. I'm enjoying these blog tours; I hope those sending me the books feel they are getting their money's worth.

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