It's been a busy few years since Jo Mackenzie lost her husband. Life has brought adventure, surprises, unexpected pleasures, and, of course, lots of knitting. Jo's seaside yarn shop, with a brand new café, has taken off, keeping her busier than ever. And being a single mum to two boys and headstrong toddler Pearl is just as exhausting and enchanting as she thought it would be.
On top of all that, celebrity diva Grace has a secret, Jo's firecracker best friend Ellen is launching a new television series, and lovable but hapless Martin continues his oft-misguided attempts to woo Jo. Just when Jo thinks she has about all she can handle, Daniel, Pearl's globe-trotting dad, turns up out of the blue.... But with a little help from her friends, and her beloved Gran, Jo is building a new life for herself by the sea, stitch by stitch.
©2012 Gil McNeill (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
I love British humor and this book really delivered.
The story is told first-person by the main character,Jo. She is funny and honest. Her kids drive her crazy but she can't imagine life without them.
The narrator did a fabulous job!
The books ensemble of characters really work well. They are all well written and make a great read. I want to go to one of the many picnics or parties they are always having and meet them all!
I got this book for the knitting aspect of it. But I loved it because of its warmth and humor.
The British accents add a flavor that I wouldn't have in a written book, yet they are very understandable.
Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich...humor is dispersed throughout the story, making the characters more real.
This was one of those books I looked forward to listening to...as soon as I could get back to it.
I wish Audible had more books from this author.
Maybe somebody that likes to knitting, although I doubt it very much!
NEVER! There is no real story, a repetition of silly people that come in and out at each turn saying silly things!
It sounds like a very satisfied person and the imitations of the males were horrible. The children voices were OK though
ALL OF IT! I would never have allowed this book to be printed.
I had this title in my wish list for a long time as I liked the premise of ‘knitting café’ but I kept putting off buying it or using my credits as other titles by authors I’m more familiar with kept popping up however this book too me by surprise with quirky characters very realistic family scenarios mixed with cake and craft.
Nicely narrated by Jilly Bond who is one of my favourite narrators anyway.
I actually listened to it twice on a loop as liked it so much and really wish there were more
of the same from this author on Audible. This is book (3) so I’m just wondering why
books (1) & (2) are not listed?…Definitely worth a listen so 5 stars for Gil McNeil.
"A very Gentle book."
The idea of knitted cup cakes and other things is very amusing, gets the imagination going. I enjoyed this book although nothing really happened. Good listen to relax with and not tax the brain!! I love books read by Jilly Bond, she is excellent, and one narrator who pronounces words correctly, she has excellent inflections, I often get books just for her as the reader.
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