However, unexpected changes soon throw these women's lives into disarray, and the shop's comfortable world gets shaken up like a snow globe. When the unthinkable happens, they realize what they've created - not just a knitting club, but a sisterhood.
©2007 Kathleen Jacobs; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"Kate Jacobs' breezy first novel reads like Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan." (USA Today)
"[P]oignant twists propel the plot and help the pacing find a pleasant rhythm." (Publishers Weekly)
This is a fun read. Character development is strong, insiteful and imaginative. Whether or not you knit, it's enjoyable to read. I found I couldn't wait to get back to it each time I had to put it down.
It took me some time to get into this book, but I loved it and I listened to it at work. I love how each character's life developed and more intimate details of each were revealed as the book went on. I knew right away the what was going to happen to Georgia and still cried at the end. Can't wait to get started on Jacob's new book "Knit Two."
I guess I expected this book to have a little more meat to it. I had to force myself to really hang in there, figuring it would pay off in the end. It didn't. It was a depressing end that I could have done without. Although some of the story was enjoyable to listen to, it seemed to drag on and on and on.... I hated the ending and don't understand why the author chose to end it the way she did.
This book was entertaining. The target reader will have to be into the fiber arts. Cancer deaths are getting very cliche in contemporary writing, and the author could have found some other creative ending.
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My overall impression of this book was slightly above average. I am not a knitter but it reminded me alot of what I imagine knitting to be. Takes what seems like forever to finish but when you finally get there it ends up being not too bad. I found even the spicey characters a little sluggish. I also found the passage of time for the characters abit slow...if the character shopped for an hour it seemed you listened for an hour until the character moved on to something else. The end result saved the whole project.
Knitting- based novels have captured the hearts of die-hard knitters across the nation. The Friday Night Knitting Club ranks among the best. It touches the heart without being saccharine, and has enough action to keep up interest. If one has a knitting group, it is easy to relate to the companionship among the knitters. Count me in.
The author has a decent grasp of language and seems to be fairly inventive. The reader is clear and precise, although doesn't do accents very well. The story lines were pretty much drivel, though, and the author didn't make me care about any of the characters as they plodded along.
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