Saturday, April 23, 2011

Book Review: The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil

This book is a fun read. Easy, and very speech orientated. By that I mean it is written as the author might talk.

There is a bit of British language that you must wade through, but as it is based in the UK and written by an English woman, it is understandable.

Strong characters, that hold their own were a pleasure to read into. There is a considerable number of structural similarities to the "cast" of Friday Night Knitting Club but enough difference for it to be safely assumed that there was just a great bit of inspiration.

This holds a great story of a woman starting over, fresh, after tragedy. 

The book descriptor reads:

"Jo Mackenzie needs a fresh start. Newly widowed with two young sons, she leave London to take over her grandmother's wool shop, and finds unexpected friendships and romance. The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club is a warm and witty novel about the way one woman learns to deal with whatever life throws at her."

I was laughing by page 6, and had to reread several bits out loud to my husband who joined me in a good chuckle.

I look forward to reading through the sequel: Needles and Pearls by Gil McNeil


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