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." 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.... Read more...
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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." 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....
"Coming Unraveled" by Susan Mallery
When Robyn Mulligan's dreams of becoming a Broadway star give way to longing for her childhood home, she returns to 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.
"Return to Summer Island" by Christina Skye
After a devastating car accident, Caro McNeal is welcomed by a community of knitters on Oregon's sleepy Summer Island. 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 pick up the threads of hope, opening her heart to wherever it takes her?
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-02-21
- Reviewer: Staff
In this uplifting anthology, Macomber (Between Friends), Mallery (Someone Like You), and Skye (Bound by Dreams) spin three yarns related to a passion for knitting and accompanied by appropriate knitting patterns. In "The Twenty-First Wish," 10-year-old knitter Ellen yearns for her birth father to marry her adoptive mother. For Robyn in "Coming Unraveled," knitting had been a way of life until she pursued her dream of starring on Broadway. After the dream fades, Robyn's return to her grandma's home and knitting store puts her on a new path toward the handsome and enigmatic T.J. In "Return to Summer Island," a car accident badly damages Caro's hand and arm. As she recovers, she finds solace in knitting and unexpected romance with a charismatic Marine about to deploy to Afghanistan. These simple and pleasant romances will warm readers' hearts. (Apr.)