Monday, March 15, 2010
How to Knit a Love Song
After my Monday morning walk along the waterfront with judipatuti and breakfast at the Mission on J Street, I came home and finished reading How to Knit a Love Song by Rachael Herron. The operative word here is "finished"! I bring home at least 3-4 books a week from the Grove. Since I have access to lots of new books...I feel no obligation to finish any one of them unless I really want to. So the fact that I finished Love Song is a recommendation in itself.
It's a fantasy book about Abigail, a young woman who is bequeathed a cottage by her recently deceased elderly friend Eliza. Eliza is famous in the knit world and has left Abigail a treasure trove of fleece, yarns, and the contents of a yarn store in unmarked boxes scattered throughout the all but abandoned cottage. Very cool fantasy, no? The rest of Eliza's sheep ranch, including the big house, is left to Eliza's cowboy nephew, Cade, a Clint-Eastwood-in-his Rawhide-days kind of guy. Single. Available....well, sort of. And there are fires and falls, and stalkers and crashes and enough drama to keep the story moving along at a fast clip. In between the drama are some very sexy scenes in the girl-gets-boy/boy-gets-girl plot of the book. Overall, a good light read for the fiber-minded. And there is a pattern at the back of the book for the Guernsey sweater worn by Cade.
We've got two copies on hand at the Grove for purchase, so next time you're in the shop, check Love Song out!