Knitting is many things to many people
Knitting is a way of life
The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber
Widow 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 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 has 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—who's joined the shop's knitting circle—isn't making it easy. 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?
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.