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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

THE SWEETHEARTS' KNITTING CLUB by Lori Wilde


THE SWEETHEARTS' KNITTING CLUB
Author: Lori Wilde
Source: Publisher (thanks Christine)
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*
  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (November 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006180889X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061808890
SYNOPSIS:

"Throw a penny in the fountain of the Twilight town square, and you'll be married to your first love . . . "

For ten years, pretty Flynn MacGregor has been turning down the same solid, upright man's marriage proposal. Her friends at the Sweethearts' Knitting Club tell her they're a match made in heaven, but Flynn knows there's only one dangerous reason why she keeps saying no: high school sweetheart Jesse Calloway. She was just sixteen when Jesse was forced out of town under a cloud of suspicion . . . but he's never left her heart.

Now Jesse is back, and every time she turns the corner he's there—gazing at her with his smoldering eyes and tempting her with his kisses. Jesse has never played by the rules, and he's made it clear that he's not going to now. And Flynn, who's always done just what her family, friends, and fellow knitters have told her to do, must finally break free and claim the love that binds Jesse to her heart.

MY TAKE:

BREATHTAKING! The perfect word to a perfect book!

At first I thought this was going to be about a bunch of old ladies sitting in a circle knitting. True, there are old ladies and knitting involved but that is just a piece of the story. Flynn is not old and she doesn't know how to knit. Beau is her fiance, and he does not knit either. Jesse is an ex-con and Flynn's true love and trust me, knitting is not how he passed the time in prison.

I found myself drawn to the romance between Flynn and Jesse. I thought Beau was a pushy cop who thought he could have whatever he wanted. He is constantly pushing Flynn to marry him and always backing her in a corner. I wanted to jump in the book and knock the crap out of him. Jesse was a pure Southern gentleman who may have been recently released from prison, but wanted to make a fresh start with Flynn. Whenever Jesse's dialogue came up, I could just picture him in my head with his southern accent.

When a writer can describe a character with just what he is speaking, you know you have a new Bestselling Author! The author kept me glued to the pages, consumed by the passion and story that I never wanted it to end. It flowed great and was detailed perfectly.

A new author for me that I will keep an eye on for new releases. Once again, BREATHTAKING!

MY RATING:


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading!


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12 Comments:

Blogger Alayne said...

Great review! Sounds like some good chick-lit that I could use right now. :)

Alayne
http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/

November 24, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger moosehog said...

I said this earlier at another post and it definitely bears repeating....If you really enjoyed this book then you should pick up Lori's backlist...I've been reading her books since the beginning and I've always loved them. Some might say she gets better as she goes along, not me, I think she's always been a fantastic writer....maybe it's just that more people are finding that they can relate to what she's writing or have just now finally found her. Either way...I'm happy that's she's getting her kudos now...it's about friggin time...
Diana Tidlund
aka
Moosehog

November 24, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger hotcha1 said...

WONDERFUL LAURIE I GOT THE FLATS AND YOUR BOOKS NEVER FAIL TO LIFT MY SPIRITS!!

November 24, 2009 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger cheryl c said...

Great review! I am so excited that Lori is writing another series. I really enjoyed her Wedding Veil series.

November 24, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Awesome review. It does sound like the perfect book.

November 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I do like storie about reuinted lovers so this looks like a good one.

November 24, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger hotcha1 said...

FORGOT TO SAY GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

LIN B

November 24, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Emmanuelle said...

I love your review !! Is it possible to be even more eager to read a book than I am ? I doubt it ;-)

November 25, 2009 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger nana said...

I havent' had a chance to read it yet, but I can't wait!

November 25, 2009 at 5:38 AM  
Blogger kim h said...

congrats on teh great reviws
cant wiat
kh

November 25, 2009 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger lrwirum said...

love the review congrats Lori. :-)

Larena

November 25, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger orelukjp0 said...

What a great review. I can't wait to pick up my copy.
Hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2009 at 4:49 PM  

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