Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Great Christmas Knit-Off: A Novel by Alexandra Brown

The Great Christmas Knit-Off cover
about book:  When life unravels, it’s time to knit . . .

Sybil has always taken comfort in her passion for knitting, creating beautiful garments stitch by stitch. But her world suddenly unravels when her fiancé ditches her for her identical twin sister at her Star Wars–themed wedding, leaving Sybil at the altar sporting a Princess Leia do. And things go from bad to worse when an incident at work jeopardizes her job.

To escape her woes and forget that she’ll be alone for Christmas this year, Sybil sets off to visit her friend Cher in Tindledale—a winter wonderland of quaint shops and snowy rooftops. When she arrives in the idyllic town, she can’t help feeling like she’s in a Hallmark greeting card. She’s embraced by welcoming—if eccentric—locals wearing handmade sweaters that remind Sybil of her own creations and her unrealized ambitions of selling them. So when the owner of a vintage-clothing boutique asks her to make an assortment of knits for their display window, she’s thrilled. And hoping to heal her broken heart, the hot town doctor has even taken an interest in Sybil.

But just when Sybil thinks she’s going to have her fairy-tale Christmas after all, an unexpected turn of events threatens to unspool her happily ever after.

my thoughts:
Talk about the perfect book to get me in the holiday spirit!  I know that Halloween is nigh, but I'm already excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas!  And with a book like this one - how could I not be?  A quaint British town all decked up for the holidays, a woman healing her broken heart, quirky characters to befriend, and a handsome doctor to swoon over - what more could I ask for?  Plus, did I mention the looming deadline to pay off a huge debt that moves the townsfolk and Sybs (the broken-hearted woman on holiday in the town) to action - knitting a HUGE order of kitschy holiday sweaters for the town's favorite tourists.  Oh, and a family secret that finally comes to light! Yep, there's tons of drama, loads of merriment, and plenty of heart in this delightful novel, The Great Christmas Knit-Off, by Alexandra Brown.  Apparently, its the first in a new series of stories set in the tiny village of Tindledale.  How exciting!!  I can't wait to find out what happens next!

I absolutely loved settling in with this fun and engaging story.  It was the perfect treat to unwind with - along with a hot cup of cocoa.  I loved getting caught up in the lives of these fascinating people and their homey little village.  It made for such a great read!  Brown did a terrific job of tying everyone and everything together.  She created such a tight knit community, that it was easy to see how much they cared for one another and their town.  It made me wish I lived someplace like Tindledale.  And, I've even gotten the knitting bug - even though I don't knit!

Here's the link to the TLC Book tour schedule for: The Great Christmas Knit-Off
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lark said...

Sounds like fun. I'm still in ghost-story mode, but by Thanksgiving, this is exactly the kind of book I'll be looking for. :)

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I've already starting working on some Christmas gifts that I'm sewing so this would be the perfect book to keep me in the mood!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Nadia said...

Lark, it is such a fun story - perfect to get you in the holiday spirit! You will love it!!

Heather, me too! I love getting ready for Christmas - makes me even more excited for the holiday! Thanks for having me on the tour!!