Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Book Review: The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Pattillo


The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Pattillo is a sequel to The Sweetgum Ladies Knit Lit Society which I recently reviewed.

Product Description:
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 discus 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 confront 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, Tennesee, love isn’t easy. The Knit Lit ladies learn they can find strength and guidance in the novels they read, the love of their family, their community–and especially in each other.

I really looked forward to reading the next book in this series. Alas, The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love wasn't as enjoyable as the first. I didn't think the human interest stories were as interesting. I did find that one of the characters, Esther, finally showed a human side and then of course the book ended! The ending does leave you hanging a bit, and pretty much begs for another book in the series. Overall, it was an easy read and readable.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts with Thumbnails