The best part of the book was the knitting stuff -- and I don't even knit.
The characters had potential, but the writing was hackneyed and vastl..Show More »y in need of editing ("said her blond friend" etc.). I'm always looking for books about groups of women, though, and kept listening even though I found myself shaking my head at almost every turn. And I'm not generally judgmental about what they call "chick-lit" but most of what I've read before (Sophie Kinsella, Jane Green, etc.) is well written.
I agree with the reviewer above who said the way it ended was unbelievable and difficult to take. I also had major issues with what passed for parenting skills in the book. (Spoiler alert: Who rewards their kid for running away with an instant trip to Scotland?)
The book actually left me depressed about the state of publishing instead of the fate of the characters.
I have only completed half of this recording, but I just can't take it anymore. The storyline itself reads more like a character blog. There's no ric..Show More »hness to their development and I didn't feel like I could connect with any of these characters as I did with The Friday Night Knitting Club. The text is very choppy - no eloquence to Kate's writing this time. I have really struggled to get half way through. Additionally, and maybe more important is the terrible narration. The male characters are made to sound like Barney Rubble and the female characters are over dramatized. I found that this reading very much distracted me most of the time although from what I can't be sure. I do not plan to finish this one.
Knit the Season is a great way to complete the holiday season. With the hustle and bustle of all that comes with this busy time of year, Knit the Sea..Show More »son provides a smooth transition from family and chaos to the lessons we learn from spending quality time with friends and family.