Monday, December 12, 2011

Wishes & Stitches ~ Book Review

I read this book a month or so ago, and just haven't had a window til now to share my thoughts on it.
Wishes & Stitches is by Rachael Herron. It's a part of the Cypress Hollow Yarn stories, and I have read one of those before - you can find that review here for How to Knit a Heart Back Home. I liked that book, it was fun and it was cute. And so I was excited to receive another book by this author.

And what made me even happier? I liked this book better than the last one!
The primary character of this book is Naomi. As soon as we meet her we like her. We worry about her. And we wish she'd loosen up a little bit. But Naomi has a small secret, and when she shares that with us we like her even more. And when her secret sneaks up on her in the small town of Cypress Hollow we anticipate how it'll go. We think we know what happens next, but Herron surprises us. There are some airs of predictability throughout the story - but I was okay with those. Maybe it's really me that thinks of certain things as expected, because I read so much, and maybe others might think it was all a whirlwind of surprise.

But either way, I think this was an enjoyable read. So much so that although I didn't request this book for review, I liked it so much I'm discussing it here and encouraging you to pick up your own copy. I think you'll enjoy the ups and downs of several kinds of relationships. From family to lovers, from neighbors to long-time friends, to those people who think they know you and you think you know when neither of you truly does. And if you can follow that you can follow Naomi throughout this book.
And if you have any interest in knitting at all you'll find yourself intrigued again. I know I am. So much so I am wishing I had my own little place to go to join up with fellow knitters. And let me tell you - though I've never seen a man knit - after reading this book it sure as heck sounds hot to me. *wink wink*

Oh, and if you want to read up some more on Rachael, I just went over to check out her blog and think I've found some new daily reading. You can find her at YarnAGoGo - - yes, it's exactly how it sounds. So go check it out.

Enjoy and happy reading!

** I was not compensated for this review in any way. I received a copy of this book to facilitate a review should I so choose and I enjoyed it enough that I decided to review it for my readers. **


  1. At the NC conference last year, there was a boy who was knitting and he was so incredibly good! You just reminded me of that. It's Carolina Mama's son. Do you know her?

  2. A successful review given that these books were unknown to me and now I intend to read them both. Because...I need more books like a hole in the head.


  3. I don't know how to knit, but my mom is incredible! Sounds like a great read.


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