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The Friday Night Knitting Club - Knitting Club, Bk 1 Author:Kate Jacobs A charming and moving novel about female friendship and the experiences that knit us together - even when we least expect it. — Walker and Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club was started by some of Georgia's regulars, who gather once a week to... more » work on their latest projects and to chat-and occasionally clash - over their stories of love, life, and everything in between.
Georgia has her hands full, juggling the demands of running the store and raising her spunky teen daughter, Dakota, by herself. Thank goodness for Anita, her mentor and dear friend, and the rest of the members of the knitting club-who are just as varied as the skeins of yarn in the shop's bins. There's Petra, a pre-law student turned handbag designer; Darwin, a somewhat aloof feminist grad student; and Lucie, a petite, quiet woman who's harboring some secrets of her own.
However, unexpected changes soon throw these women's lives into disarray, and the shop's comfortable world gets shaken up like a snow globe. James, Georgia's ex, decides that he wants to play a larger role in Dakota's life - and possibly Georgia's as well. Kat, a former friend from high school, returns to New York as a rich Park Avenue wife and uneasily renews her old bond with Georgia. Meanwhile, Anita must confront her growing (and reciprocated) feelings for Marty, the kind neighborhood deli owner. And when the unthinkable happens, they realize what they've created: not just a knitting club, but a sisterhood« less
Very rich and full of emotion. I enjoyed this book very much. It was very well written and you felt for every character. There were lots of laughs and some tears. Tons of knitting and eating with good friends. Great book.
This book is the story of a women's group formed in a knitting store.Not a lot of knitting gets done but they become a wonderful support group for each other.There are many sub-plots withing the story regarding each character. There were hilarious moments as well as touching moments.You do not have to be a knitter to enjoy this story.
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Loved this story. A lovely escape into other women's lives, challenges and relationships. Especially nice for knitters who will relate to much of the language and be transported to the knitting shop. Much to relate to here. Something for everyone. Enjoy!
The hours of Walker and Daughter: Knitters are very clear. But Georgia Walker is always known to stay open a few extra minutes for that run-in customer. Georgia and her daughter Dakota make their living in New York with their friends who are in themselves a remarkable bunch of women. Lucie, the television producer who is between jobs, but never misses a club meeting, Anita Georgia's long time best friend, Darwin, an idealistic grad student whose life isn't quite as perfect as it may seem, and KC, a former workmate of Georgia's who does more talking than knitting.
But Georgia's routine is shattered when Dakota's father James suddenly reappears and wants to be a part of his daughter's life. Georgia, still stinging from his betrayal almost 13 years ago, is not sure she wants to let him in, and all of the other club members have issues of their own, but somehow, they all come together every Friday night and in the end they realize they have more than just a club, but a sisterhood.
Truthfully, "Friday Night Knitting Club" was slow to start. It's definitely not a page turner, but despite the lack of "excitement" I sincerely enjoyed it. Jacobs has created characters that I can relate with and feel a connection to. I cried very hard at the end of this book and am excited to read the next book that is out now.
"Friday Night Knitting Club" really doesn't need a long review. It was a feel-good chicklit book for grown up fans of "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Great book, great fun!
I am a knitter. I have belonged to knit clubs and so the title of this book was intriguing. But I found the writing was not very compelling and the character development was amateurish. I never really got to caring about the characters that much.
I found parts of the story that stretched credulity....one example - that someone would wait 12 years to read two letters sent by the man who walked out on her but whom she still loved.
Too many themes going on at once within the confines of the story - an on again-off again inter-racial relationship; love at seventy; single parenthood; trophy wife/divorcee; young love; infidelity; coming of age; gramma in Scotland; betrayal by best friend; cancer; business success, etc ....and not woven in deeply enough. It seemed that the author made a list of 50 possible story lines and chose them all.
I finished the book because I was determined to but it was not the kind of book that drew me back in between readings. I could have easily laid it aside and never gone back.