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How to Knit a Heart Back Home ~ Rachael Herron

April 11, 2011

Genre: Adult Fiction/Romance
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
368 pages
ISBN: 9780061841316
Source: Publisher

Lucy’s book selling business in small -town Cypress Hollow, may be cooling down but her nights are heating up. Though not a risk taker, Lucy is happy in her cozy knitting nook, though she has seen many of her high school buddies branch out and take life by the horns. She was, that is, until an accident landed her in fate’s sneaky hands.

All of a sudden, Lucy’s carefully arranged, never shaken, very safe life, takes an unexpected turn with the rather dramatic return of, old almost-flame, Owen Bancroft. With issues of his own, former-bad boy (and even more recently former cop) Owen, crashes into Lucy’s quiet, composed life, shaking it up in ways neither of them ever thought possible.

Together, they piece together a sweet, lovable story about finding love and taking risks even when it seems like life has grown too old to learn new tricks. It was fun and a little bit, ahem, self educational, to watch two, fairly successful adults, fumble through things we mere mortals deal with in every day relationships.

The element of the town’s knitting obsession is a great addition to the story, even for non-knitters (me!) as it is such an integral part of Lucy’s life and the history of the town. I don’t want to say too much about the, excuse me, thread, that weaves through the story, on this note but I’ll say it had the local historian in me jumping for giddy joy.

A chick-lit pick, for sure, this is not a wasted read, by any means. It was a welcome break for me in a time when I’d been reading heavier books and research papers.

Thank you so much to Megan at Harper Collins for the chance to review this book.

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 12, 2011 10:31 am

    It sounds like this one would be a welcome read for me, as I have been reading some rather serious and dour reads as of late. Great review on this one. It’s good to know that I don’t need to be a knitter to appreciate it!

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