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Knit the Season: A Friday Night Knitting Club Novel (Friday Night Knitting Club Novels (Paperback)) Paperback – November 2, 2010
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“Readers who anticipate comforting, heartwarming stories from Jacobs’s series will not be disappointed: curling up with a Friday Night Knitting Club novel is like visiting with old friends…This holiday entry is sure to please fans and leave them hungry for the next installment.”—Booklist
“The newest addition to Kate Jacobs’s immensely popular Friday Night Knitting Club series…[gives readers a] warm, fuzzy feeling.”—Family Circle
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Born in Canada, Kate now lives in Southern California with her husband Jon and their dog Baxter.
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Knit the Season offers readers the chance to revisit the characters from The Friday Night Knitting Club and Knit Two, following them as they reconnect during a holiday season in New York and abroad. A novel that continues to explore the dynamic of friendship between a group of diverse women, Knit the Season offers readers hope and joy after the long and sometimes painful road they've traveled with Georgia Walker, her daughter, friends, and family.
I, like many others, had a difficult time with the plot twist at the end of TFKNC, but this newest installment helped me see that it served as an impetus for the other characters. Kate Jacobs used the twist as a motivation for all the changes the characters make--they are dynamic--altering their life courses as a result of plot events.
By using memory flashbacks from various characters' perspectives, we get a closer look at how one character can influence the life path of others. The flashbacks in Knit the Season also serve to enhance the characterization of Georgia Walker in her role as mother, sister, daughter, granddaughter, lover, and friend. Like the Christmas tree garland she and her Scottish grandmother knit over the years, the characters are connected to each other by Georgia and form a strong chain that can't be broken by the passage of time, distance, or age.
Fans of TFNKC and Knit Two will really enjoy catching up with the circle of friends, especially when they are each poised to embark on new and wonderful opportunities.Read more ›
Knit the Season is not a *bad* book, but it's also not a terrific one. Some of the plot elements were contrived and overly-predictable, and the author's use of flashback scenes/dialogue (snippets from various points in Georgia's life) was - to me - an irritating, extraneous interruption. For all of the characters' zeal about telling Dakota unvarnished stories about her mother, these flashbacks still paint a picture of Georgia as largely saint-like; the first book did a much better job at fleshing out her character and providing insights into the woman she was. Presumably, since Dakota was not a young child when her mother died, her memories of her mother would have provided her with a much more realistic snapshot of the woman than the vignettes that the flashback segments produce.
If I hadn't read the first two books, I would have pegged the characters here as two-dimensional. Dakota's "passion" for baking and her desire to ultimately pursue a career as a pastry chef - which was quirky, charming, and just one facet of her personality in the previous books - reaches nearly obsessive proportions throughout most of the book. Dakota also tends to stay "in her own head" a great deal. It would have been interesting (and more illuminating) to see her interact with her classmates or her teachers, but her interactions in the book are virtually limited to those that involve her family and the "knitters" although she is purportedly a full-time student.Read more ›
Not trying to give spoilers here, but it's clear from the book description that a component of this novel are "memories" of Georgia. I found them contrived and not very compelling -- personally, I prefer my own memories of the Georgia I "met" in TFKNC over these little over-simplified, slightly schmaltzy vignettes. I also dislike some of the hackneyed narrative techniques she uses in this book and Knit Two, such as characters slipping into reveries (aka our insight into their memories, feelings, etc.) and then being interrupted with the way overused novel line, "Earth to So-and-so! Where were you?" If a character is going to give us info via a daydream, just do it already! You don't need to create a fake conversation around it.
On the positive side, although I didn't exactly believe it, I like the focus Jacobs places on Catherine and the growth of her character through the second and third books.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great books. I enjoyed the series very much. I am a knitter and belong to knitting group so these books were my kind of reading. I couldn't put each book down until the end!Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer Janalee Wilson
I was excited to discover this third book in the "Friday Night Knitting Club" series. I love the stories, characters, all of it. Did not disappoint.Published 5 months ago by Susan C. Cerwinske
My rule of thumb for any book is that I know who the characters are when they first appear -- even if it's with an adjective such as firefighter or insurance salesman. Read morePublished 6 months ago by SuzyB
I loved Kate Jacob's first two books in this series, and, though I read some so-so reviews, bought this book anyway. Read morePublished 7 months ago by O. C. Moore
Love the continuing story and can't wait for another! Love how she keeps Georgia alive throughout the book!Published 8 months ago by Kathy Loehmer