Tuesday, June 4, 2013

TBR Challenge - The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club

The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn ClubThe Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jo thinks everything is going well in her life.  She has a husband she adores and two wonderful little boys. Her husband comes home one night and tells her he got a new assignment at work, and he's leaving her. Like any woman in this situation she freaks out.  He gets mad and storms out of the house only to crash his car.  Jo is now a widow.

Jo starts over by moving to the little shore town where her grandmother lives and takes over her grandmother's yarn store.  The town has an interesting cast of characters but is completely charming. It reminded me of a British Stars Hallow. One of these characters is Grace, a very famous movie star.  Grace and Jo become an odd sort of friends with Jo becoming Grace's knitting coach. Through Grace, Jo meets Daniel a word famous jet setting photographer. Daniel's foil in every sense is Martin, the lovable but hapless son of Jo's co-worker/employee Elise.

There are so many likable characters I'm not going to get into talking about all of them, but just say that I feel in love with the whole little town Gil McNeil created in this novel.  I quickly picked up book #2 Needles and Pearls.

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