What a great anthology! I am already a fan of Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery, so this book was already a win win for me.
Debbie Macomber's story is in continuation of her Blossom Street books. I loved it! It has been awhile since I read the last Blossom Street book, so it was nice 'catching up.' I can't wait to read more in this series.
Susan Mallery's story was a 'can't put down' story. I loved the story and characters.
Christina Skye's story was the same - I couldn't put it down. I have never read anything by Christina Skye, but if her other books read like this story, she has a new fan!
Great knitting stories. Authors bring to life the passion of knitting, and the emotional support and clarity the craft brings. I'm a knitter and can relate.
The Blossom Street tie-in ended a question mark from the other stories.
The Texas story of a failed attempt at life in the big city, and realizing the importance of home and family was nice.
The final story was also very touching with the hero an active duty soldier who must leave his pets with a recovering (wounded) knitter. There is such a thing as love at first sight.
This was a pretty good anthology with, as you probably guessed by the title, knitting and relationships as a common theme. I wanted to read this for Susan Mallery's story. This is the first time reading Debbie Macomber and Christina Skye for me.
Debbie Macomber's "The Twenty-First Wish:" This story started out really strong than all of a sudden it ended without addressing any issues that Anne Marie had about being with Tim. And wow, it seems like every men lies in Anne Marie's life, no wonder she isn't very trusting. I'm curious to read one of Macomber's books and maybe they would be better than the story. She does seem to create interesting characters and situations. Out of all three stories this is the weakest due to the ending.
Susan Mallery's "Coming Unravel:" This is a very basic, nice story. It's actually better than the other book based on the area, "Already Home." Very easy read but with a few consistency errors.
Christina Skye's "Home to Summer Island:" Skye's writing style is very detailed and the story unfolds slowly. Usually this would be a negative for me but somehow it worked well here. The story is very sweet, no sweaty romance scenes but just a good story about two people. I ended up liking this one the most. I will definitely look up other books by her.
Overall a decent book. It didn't wow me but it was a quick, enjoyable read.
This anthology of three different knitters stories is one you don't want to put down. The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber is a sequel to her book Twenty Wishes. Blossom Street's shop owner Anne Marie Roche is attracted to her adopted daughters biological father when he comes into their lives. When it comes to love Debbie delivers in a tasteful and classy way.
Coming Unraveled by Susan Mallery is an interesting read, Robyn is down-on-her-luck and returns to Texas to run her grandmothers knitting store while she has surgery. She is not welcomed to fondly by a hunky cowboy who is a regular at the store and has grown protective of granny and her two other lifelong friends. He is in therapy after an accident that kills his wife and son and they help get him back to health and he thinks Robyn is up to no good. He is a hotshot in the music industry but keeps it a secret from everyone and is eventually found out. There is one hot and steamy love scene that could have been handled a little more tastefully, but that's me.
Return to Summer Island by Christina Skye is a great read that I could not put down. I've found Skye to be my second favorite romance writer. This story finds the heroine coming to grips with her inability to knit after a devastating car accident. Caro McNeal moves home with her grandmother who raised her and finds healing through Grandma's support, an unquenchable desire to knit again and through her letters to a marine in Afghanistan.
read this book to continue blossom street series. Loved it as I love the character Ellen. The second story not so much, but absolutely loved the third story. The second story had love scenes that went beyond what I needed to know.