Thursday, December 10, 2009
Review: "Knit the Season" by Kate Jacobs
I tried, and unfortunately failed, to get into Knit the Season. I suspect that this could be related to the fact that I have not read any of the other Knitting Club novels, so I really didn't have a sense of or any kind of connection to the characters. All of the things that were happening to the characters made little sense to me, and I really felt like I was missing something. When it ended I thought, "Oh, that was it?"
I did, however, like the general themes of the book: being with family, making compromises for the good of others, and finding love after a divorce/death/seperation. Those are the things that we all too often forget about as the hustle and bustle of the holiday season approaches.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the previous Friday Night Knitting Club books, and to anyone who enjoys knitting. If you haven't read any of the books previously and find the series intriguing, I would highly recommend picking up the previous two books before picking up this one. This one may not make much sense without the previous books. At the end of the book several knitting patterns and recipes are included, making this a great holiday gift option for the knitter or the baker who likes to read in your life. Thank-you to Penguin Canada for this review copy!