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Book Review of The Friday Night Knitting Club (Knitting Club, Bk 1)

The Friday Night Knitting Club (Knitting Club, Bk 1)
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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 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.