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The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club (Jo Mackenzie Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

What an absolute treat!

As an avid knitter, I tend to buy any novels that take place around knitting and unfortunately, not all of them are good. However, this was a true pleasure to read. I saved it for that perfect day when I could sit all day with a cup of coffee and this book and it did ...
As an avid knitter, I tend to buy any novels that take place around knitting and unfortunately, not all of them are good. However, this was a true pleasure to read. I saved it for that perfect day when I could sit all day with a cup of coffee and this book and it did not disappoint. I thoroughly loved this story and it's wonderfully colorful characters. I couldn't put it down and hated for it to end. I got teary eyed at some parts and laughed out loud at others. The main character could be any of us, struggling with life as a single mom and trying to keep it together. I look forward to any other books this very talented and gifted author writes.

posted by 1566692 on July 7, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Hooked in by the Cover

I bought this book thinking it would be a great knitting mystery. I have not enjoyed it because of the writing style. It is definitely written with English slang and was very hard to follow. I don't even think I will finish it. I am sticking with Debbie MaComber and Mag...
I bought this book thinking it would be a great knitting mystery. I have not enjoyed it because of the writing style. It is definitely written with English slang and was very hard to follow. I don't even think I will finish it. I am sticking with Debbie MaComber and Maggie Sefton.

posted by Knitting-Reader on June 6, 2009

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Love this story

    This book will stay in your thoughts for a long time. It has a warm and entertaining storyline that makes you wish you could be a real character in the book, His is one of my all time favorites,

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    Not a novel

    The end notes say that the author is working on a follow-up! Yikes I hope someone teaches her that a novel has to have conflict and resolution. Novel writing is not like high school, you can't just turn in your diary and call it a novel. The entire book has very little to do with a knitting society or any society really. The author spends so many words on winging about her mother, her kids, the dog next door. When she get off that business, she's gushing on about her celebrity friends and what a good mother she is.

    I need my head examined for writing this "book."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    So boring

    Dont bother with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Good if you are starting over ONLY

    This was the most boring book I have ever read. It wouldbe much better as a short story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Wish I'd sampled first.

    Author threw in some swear words to be hip, tried to be humorous, but failed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2009

    Shallow and trite

    Why the association with knitting? We'll never know except maybe the number of tangles and snarls with the many subplots. Nothing really took for the author so she just kept adding more stuff to her literary stash. Would not recommend this to an invalid with a terminal illness. X number of hours I will never get back. Sorry I paid money for it. McComber's books are MUCH better written. Don't wear your library card out with this one...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2009

    Beach Street Yarn Club

    Great sense of humor but it got to be too much. Also, "f" word used way too much. Not much in the story about the yarn club.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    this author is not worth two cants and has a dirty mind and it ia shocking in english but more so in british

    i would not wastw my momey on her.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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