Review: How to Knit a Love Song
When knitting queen Eliza Carpenter passed away she left most of her ranch to her nephew Cade. She left a small parcel of land (and the cottage on it) in the middle of the ranch to her young friend Abigail. Abigail is excited to move from San Diego to the small community of Cypress Hollow, so she can get away from her ex-boyfriend and get a fresh start on life. Cade, on the other hand is not so happy because he thinks he’s entitled to all the land.
When Abigail first arrives, she is forced to stay with Cade for the first month or so, while she fixes up the cottage – she plans to live in it and start a yarn shop there. Abigail and Cade feel a strong attraction to each other, but both try to deny it.
I could see where How to Knit a Love Song by Rachael Herron was going right from the start. That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it, because I did – I just didn’t love it. The narrative flowed well and kept my attention, but I found the characters frustrating at times. I wanted to tell them to grow up and learn to communicate. Overall, the story was a sweet, fast read. I was expecting to find more about knitting in the book than I did – there are directions for a “Lovesong” sweater at the end of the book. I think anyone looking for a light read and those who enjoy romance novels will enjoy this one.
Challenges: What’s in a Name 3 Challenge (musical term)