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Wishes and Stitches: A Cypress Hollow Yarn (A Cypress Hollow Yarn Novel) Paperback – October 11, 2011
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It has always been Naomi Fontaine’s dream to practice small-town medicine—an ambition that brought her to Cypress Hollow, the charming, tight-knit community her late friend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter, loved so well. But no matter how hard she tries, Naomi can’t seem to fit in here. Then rugged Rig Keller moves in to take over half of Naomi’s medical practice, and instantly charms everyone in town . . . including Naomi.
Rig saw what a broken relationship did to his brother, and has no interest whatsoever in getting serious. But the temptation to play doctor with his new partner is just too strong to resist. Any chance they might have of being truly knit together by love, however, depends entirely on what secrets they are willing to reveal . . . and on Rig’s willingness to risk his heart and Naomi’s desire to open hers completely.
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Top Customer Reviews
She's even able to get a charming little cottage to live in.
But, for some reason, it's not at all what she expected. Painfully shy, she never knows what to say to people, even when they speak to her first. At least, with old Dr. Pederson on such a long vacation, she's able to keep busy at work. And she can daydream about the uncharacteristic one-night-stand she had at that medical conference.
Then the guy (what kind of name is "Rig" anyway?) walks into the Tillie's Diner while Naomi's having breakfast. Not only is Rig's brother Jake captain of the town's fire department, he's the one Dr. Pederson hired to help Naomi with the medical practice.
Naomi does her best to avoid Rig, but it's hard when they have to work together. Keeping their relationship professional is tough when Rig won't cooperate -- and why does he seem to fit into the small town more easily than her?
All the Cypress Hollow regulars are here: Abigail and Cade, Lucy and Owen. It's not difficult to forsee where Naomi and Rig will end up, but the journey there is interesting and contains a few surprises.
The third Cypress Hollow yarn is as charming as the first two. The pattern for the shawl that Naomi is knitting is included at the end of the book.
*Many thanks to LibraryThing Early Reviewers for the ARC.
I did not feel for the main character, Naomi, at all. I did not find her sympathetic. I didn't get her. She was a knitter - loved to knit - and she moved to a town that was full of knitters. Yet, she didn't share her secret with ANYONE but complained that she wasn't accepted in the town. I also did not buy her shyness and awkwardness. It seemed to contrived.
With that being said, I did get into the book at the last 50 or so pages. That was when I finally got invested and wanted to see how it ended. The ending was good.
I really liked Bruno, the office assistant, and Frank, Rig's father. Both of these characters were well-written and fun to read. I didn't care all that much for Rig. He seemed cocky and a bit of an ass.
Would I recommend it: I would not.
Will I read it again: Nope.
Eventually you start to see Naomi interact with people and then you can see how she is a bit awkward. She over thinks things and doesn't really know how to make small talk with people. She can't really talk to people outside of patients whom she is great with them. She knows what to say to them, but if it is just a random person on the street she gets a bit tongue tied and it can get a bit uncomfortable. Her awkwardness finally started coming through and then I enjoyed her story.
Rig is the new doctor in town. His brother lives there so the townspeople instantly welcome him with open arms.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I couldn't put it down. I stayed up most of the night to finish this story.Published 5 months ago by Vicki Davis
The first collection of books I read by Rachael Herron. I'm a knitter and avid reader so how much better could it get?! Read morePublished 11 months ago by S. Gilliland
I enjoyed this book the first time I read it and savored it the second time around. I discovered Rachel's blog and through it followed her development as a writer. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mary W. Plante
Started it but have been 'on hold' so haven't continued on yet but will be soon.Published 16 months ago by Sallie A. Majerle
The Cypress Hollow series caters shamelessly to us knitters, and that is a good thing. This was not one of the best. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Roberta G. Sautter
I was almost finished with this book when my kindle shut down and then when I started back up it said that this was not my book and I could not open it to finish it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Julia Smith Morris
Another great book about Cypress Hollow with some knitting and a love story. It's also nice that the author includes past characters from previous books.Published 23 months ago by Mary Wall
Excellent writing! The only thing keeping me from a full 5 stars was that I didn't feel the main characters were as relatable as the others in this universe. Read morePublished 23 months ago by A. Stevens