The Knitting Diaries – Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Christina Skye

Genre – Anthologies & Short Stories: Anthologies (Multiple authors)

Source – Netgalley/Publisher (Harlequin)

Release Date – 29 March 2011

Knitting is many things to many people.

Knitting is a way of life
The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber
Anne Marie Roche and her adopted daughter, ten-year-old Ellen, have each written a list of twenty wishes—on which they included learning to knit. Like many of their wishes, it’s come true and now they knit practically every day. But Ellen has quietly added a twenty-first wish: that her mom will fall in love with Tim, Ellen’s birth father, who’s recently entered their lives.…

Knitting is a passion
Coming Unraveled by Susan Mallery
When Robyn Mulligan’s dreams of becoming a Broadway star give way to an intense longing for her childhood home, she decides it’s time to make a fresh start back in Texas, running her grandmother’s knitting store. But the handsome, hot-tempered T. J. Passman isn’t making it easy on her. If he can learn to trust Robyn, and overcome his tragic past, they just might discover a passion like no other.

Knitting is a comfort
Return to Summer Island by Christina Skye
After a devastating car accident, Caro McNeal finds healing on Oregon’s sleepy Summer Island, where she’s warmly embraced by a community of knitters. She also finds meaning and purpose in the letters she exchanges with a marine serving in Afghanistan. But when life takes another unexpected turn, will Caro untangle her fears and pick up the threads of hope, opening her heart to wherever it takes her?


The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber
Anne Marie falls in love with Tim just to find he was engaged.Anne Marie was hurt and did not much trust Tim from there on.Anne Marie was in relationship with Meg when she finds herself attracted towards Tim again. Anne Marie was to choose between a secured lovely life with Meg and strong love and happiness with Tim.
I loved Debbie Macomber and i loved the way she writes.This story is about Anne Marie and Ellen plays an important part.Ellen’s character is adorable.She is a cute,intelligent and lovable.Anne Marie is a strong , confident woman who likes not to be interrupted.I liked the sharp reactions by her when people meddle with her decisions.I am looking forward to get my hands on Blossom Street stories by Debbie Macomber.
Coming Unraveled by Susan Mallery
Robyn could not success in New York and has returned to Texas to stay with her grandmother.Robyn’s grandmother runs a yarn shop with two friends.T.J had come to learn knitting to Texas to recover from an accident.T.J had thought of Robyn who had returned to take advantage of  her grandmother.But Robyn had come back to start new life.T.J comes to know about this and starts a new relationship.
I loved it.I loved this story so much in this book.Robyn’s grandmother is intelligent and lovely women.I want to read more of her.And I loved T.J.I found him enigmatic and charming.He is arrogant with Robyn and i was like he is such an ***.:D.But he turned out to be amazing guy.Highly recommended.
Return to Summer Island by Christina Skye
Caro had an accident.She can no more knit.She returns from Chicago to her home.She lives with her grandmother.And is trying to recover from the accident.She is trying to knit again.She meets Gage who is in Marine and falls in love with him.
Return to Summer Island starts with a slow pace.And i liked the way Caro and Gage fall in love. Its a lovely story with a happy ending.
I was reading anthology for the first time and I enjoyed it a lot.Its a light fun read.All the characters in the story have knitting in common.And knitting heals them in some way or the other.
I find knitting intriguing after reading this book.And would definitely try my hands on knitting sometime soon.
I rate : 4 of 5