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Posted September 6, 2013
Posted September 3, 2013
The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen ' knit people¿s most arden
The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van AllenWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
' knit people’s most ardent wishes into beautiful scarves and mittens, granting them health, success, or even a blossoming romance' This phrase in the description caught my eye as I do knit for many charities and some of the patterns I do use do tell a story about te one I'm knitting for.
The Stitchery was owned by the Van Rippers and now that Mariah had died others didn't know what was to become of the store and it's magic.
Aubrey had been raised by her aunt Mariah and she knew of some of the magic, the rest she'd have to learn.
Every night after dinner for one hour the 3 girls would knit with their mom: Meggie, Bitty and Aubrey. What a tradition and legacy!
One had to sacrifice something for the knitted wishes to come true-money wouldn't do it. had to be something sentimental to the one who wanted the wish to be granted.
Love the ideas of what type of yarn to use, what stitch and for what project. When the will is read they all learn of what's to become of The Stitchery and Mariah's wishes for them, all together...
The sisters should've moved on but that's not what happened.
The Tappan Watch was also up in arms about the town taking over the square and there's a lot of support for the owners of the shops to stay strong.
There are a handful of people with others coming and going and it's easy to keep track of who is who.
Especially like the quotes from The Great Book everything about knitting and then some...
The threads speak. Loved this book for the ideas and for the yarn itself. The magic story just spun it's own ball of yarn to be used.
I received this book from Net Galley via Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine in exchange for my honest review.
Posted August 27, 2013
Woven into every item the Van Ripper woman knits is magic. Magic
Woven into every item the Van Ripper woman knits is magic. Magic that cost a sacrifice to be granted. Three Van Ripper's reunite in Tarrytown, NY after the death of their aunt. Now they must find their footing in the new life opportunity that has been handed to them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This was an enchanting tale. I really enjoyed watching the “forced” reunion, the different personalities Lisa Van Allen created in her characters interactions and bond of the three sisters that even a separation could not destroy.
No knitting skills required to find this book completely enjoyable! The characters alone carry this story well but the descriptive writing style will wrap you in its warm embrace and keep you there till the end. Simply put this was a sweet, warm, magical story.
I received this ARC copy of The Wishing Thread from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication September 3, 2013.
Written by: Lisa Van Allen
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Woman Fiction