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Friday, August 28, 2009

Back to School Summer Fiction Blog Tour - The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Pattillo

Thank you again to Ashley Boyer from Random House for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour. Please be sure to check out the reviews for The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper by Kathleen Y'Barbo and Rose House by Tina Ann Forkner.


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The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Pattillo



* Category: Fiction
* Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
* On Sale: June 2, 2009
* Price: $13.99
* ISBN: 978-1-4000-7395-5 (1-4000-7395-2)

Click on Random House's Link for more information or to purchase: The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love.

Book Summary from the back cover:

Once a month, the six women of the Sweetgum Knit Lit Society gather to discuss books and share their knitting projects. Inspired by her recently-wedded bliss, group leader Eugenie chooses "Great Love Stories in Literature" as the theme for the year's reading list--a risky selection for a group whose members span the spectrum of age and relationship status.

As the Knit Lit ladies read and discuss classic romances like Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice, each member is confronted with her own perception about love. Camille's unexpected reunion with an old crush forces her to address conflicting desires. Newly widowed Esther finds her role in Sweetgum changing and is surprised by two unlikely friends. Hannah isn't sure she's ready for the trials of first love. newcomer Maria finds her life turned upside-down by increasing family obligations and a handsome, arrogant lawyer; and Eugenie and Merry are both asked to make sacrifices for their husbands that challenge their principles.

Even in a sleepy, southern town like Sweetgum, Tennessee, love isn't easy. The Knit Lit ladies learn they can find strength and guidance in the novels they read, the love of their families, their community--and especially in each other.



My Review:

This was my first foray into the world of the Sweetgum Knit Lit Society. When I requested it, the story just sounded great. I do not know how I missed that it was part of a series. I am glad that I missed that detail, because I may not have requested it. This is a great book! The story was a quick and smooth read, but it was rich.


Each character had a unique personality, and each fit well within the story. My favorite though was Hannah. I don't know what it is about the throws of young love, but it gets me every time. Maybe it is a way to stay in touch with that side of me. Beth Pattillo certainly knows how to create a perfect setting and realistic characters! I feel as though I have made new friends as I joined in each one's life moments. I truly look forward to the next installment, and I am absolutely thrilled that I have the first book to enjoy!

I definitely would recommend picking up Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Pattillo. A good friend story is hard to find.

1 comment:

ladystorm said...

I have this one but I didnt get to review it yet, but it sounds like a fun read. :)