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Monday, July 6, 2009

ARC Arrival: The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love

The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Pattillo

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

I received this book from Random House for a blog tour in August.

About the book: Once a month, the six women of the Sweetgum Knit Lit Society gather to discuss books and share their knitting projects. Inspired by her recently-wedded bliss, group leader Eugenie chooses “Great Love Stories in Literature” as the theme for the year’s reading list–a risky selection for a group whose members span the spectrum of age and relationship status.

As the Knit Lit ladies read and discus classic romances like Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice, each member is confronted with her own perception about love. Camille’s unexpected reunion with an old crush forces her to confront conflicting desires. Newly widowed Esther finds her role in Sweetgum changing and is surprised by two unlikely friends. Hannah isn’t sure she’s ready for the trials of first love. Newcomer Maria finds her life turned upside-down by increasing family obligations and a handsome, arrogant lawyer, and Eugenie and Merry are both asked to make sacrifices for their husbands that challenge their principles.

Even in a sleepy, southern town like Sweetgum, Tennessee, love isn’t easy. The Knit Lit ladies learn they can find strength and guidance in the novels they read, the love of their family, their community–and especially in each other. (from the book cover)

About the author: Beth Pattillo learned to knit in second grade. She is the author of nine books including Heavens to Betsy and Jane Austen Ruined My Life. Beth lives with her husband and children in Tennessee.

The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love
Publisher/Publication Date: Waterbrook, June 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7395-5
368 pages

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Anonymous said...

I'll be waiting to hear what you (and others) think of this book!

It sounds like it has real potential.

teabird said...

Sounds wonderful for a relaxing summer book -


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