The Knitting Diaries
Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Christina Skye
Mira, Mar 29 2011, $7.99
“The Twenty-First Wish” by Debbie Macomber. Anne Marie Roche is worried about how her adopted daughter Ellen will adjust to their new home. She also worries about how much she should allow Ellen’s biological father Tim Carlsen into the child’s life. To ease the move, mother and daughter make a twenty wish list, but Ellen has added one more to her desire; that her dad and mom marry and with her become a family.
“Coming Unraveled” by Susan Mallery. After failing to make it under the lights of Broadway, Robyn Mulligan comes home to Georgetown, Texas moving into her grandma’s home and taking over the Ewe knitting store. She feels the stranger her grandmother and her senior friends “adopted” is going to rip them off; ironically T.J. Passman thinks the granddaughter will do likewise with the senior citizens.
“Return to Summer Island” by Christina Skye. In Chicago, Caro McNeal is severely injured in an accident. She returns home to Summer Island, Oregon to heal with her beloved grandma who raised her when her parents died. There she meets marine Gage Grayson as he is leaving town. Gage and Caro exchange emails. When she learns that his pets are staying at a shelter until he returns, Caro befriends them. However, Caro wakes up in the night fearing something bad happened to her beloved email pal.
These are three warm well knit romantic family dramas with strong characterizations and the bonus of a stop on Blossom Street.