Christmas is the best time of the year- candy canes, hot chocolate, warm fires, and cozy sweaters. Who could not love this time of the year? Find out what I thought about Alexandra Brown’s The Great Christmas Knit-Off.
The Great Christmas Knit-Off
Title: The Great Christmas Knit-Off
Author: Alexandra Brown
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Source: Received in exchange for an honest review from TLC Book Tours
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.
About the Author
Alexandra Brown began her writing career as the City Girl columnist for the London Paper. She wrote the weekly column—a satirical diary account of her time working in the corporate world of London—for two years before giving it up to concentrate on writing novels and is now the author of the Cupcakes at Carrington’s books. Set in a department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry-On-Sea, the series follows the life, loves and laughs of sales assistant Georgie Hart. The Great Christmas Knit-Off is Alexandra’s fourth book and the first in a new series set in the fictional village of Tindledale, following the lives of all the characters there. Alexandra lives in a real village near the south coast of England with her husband, daughter and a very shiny black Labrador retriever.
If you are looking for a cozy Christmas read, then this is definitely the book for you. It was really nice to see how knitting “knit” (ha ha ha get it?!) the entire community together. This only made the story even cozier and warmer. The characters were really fun and I enjoyed following the entire story about them. Each one made you fall further and further in love with them and you wanted to continue to read to see where the entire story went. The romantic aspect of the story did not kill the mood like it does in some books- it was actually a pretty welcome story. They made the entire story feel like “home”. Alexandra Brown wrote a great book that will be a fantastic read during the Christmas season.
Overall, I gave this book
4 out of 5 hippos
Thank you to
for allowing me to participate in this book tour