The Knitting Diaries: The Twenty-First Wish/Coming Unraveled/Return to Summer Island

The Knitting Diaries: The Twenty-First Wish/Coming Unraveled/Return to Summer Island

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Knitting Diaries 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 142 reviews.
sebe More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of short stories about three women that love to knit and how it impacts their lives. The Twenty First Wish by Debbie Macomber Anne Marie Roche and her adopted daughter Ellen from Debbie Macomber's previous book Twenty Wishes are in this short story. I love this story about Anne Marie coming to terms with her feelings about Ellen's biological father Tim. Reading about all of the people on Blossom Street brings me back to all the wonderful previous stories by Debbie Macomber. Can't wait for the next story to be told. Unraveled by Susan Mallery Robyn Mulligan comes home to Georgetown, Texas to help her grandmother Eleanor run her yarn store named Only Ewe. Eleanor needs knee replacement surgery. It is at the store where Robyn meets T.J. He was in an auto accident a couple of years earlier. His wife and baby son were killed. He came to Only Ewe to take up knitting to help with his fine motor skills. Watching their relationship grow by overcoming their fears and their past is great reading. Return to Summer Island by Christine Skye Caro McNeal is a senior advocate living in Chicago. Knitting kept her sane when life was tangled and work was very grim. Crossing a street on her way to work she is hit by a van. She has torn ligaments and several fractures in her right arm and hand. Her grandmother, Morgan McNeal comes to Chicago to take care of her. Four weeks after her accident Morgan takes her back to Summer Island. Gage Grayson, a Marine home on leave from Afghanistan comes to pick up a painting Morgan has done for the wife of a friend. Caro is there and feels a connection to him. He has his dog, Bogart and his cat, Bacall with him. After a picnic lunch he leaves to bring Bogart and Bacall to a friend. On the way he finds out that his friend is sick and has to be hospitalized. He returns to Summer Island and finds the local animal shelter run by Peter Lindstrom. Peter is a local vet and a good friend of Caro's grandmother. He takes Gage's animals for him. Caro finds out the animals are there and forms a bond with them. Gage and Caro start e-mailing messages to each other.Their friendship grows and they become very close. This is a wonderful story about the strength and resiliency of people. Hope there are more stories about Summer Island soon.
TheReadersCove More than 1 year ago
I found these three stories to be delightfully written and well presented. "The Twenty-First Wish" is a great story and a follow up of her book "Twenty Wishes". The story continues and so does Anne Maries struggle to balance common sense with love. "Coming Unraveled" by Susan Mallery finds a disappointed Robyn Mulligan forced to return from New York an unsuccessful actress Telling the truth to her grandmother and those she loves is a difficult transition. This story does have one slightly steamy scene. "Return to Summer Island" by Christina Skye was a good read. Caro McNeal, for medical reasons, comes back to the small town of Summer Island Oregon and her grandmothers' home. When she least expects it, her heart reaches out and reason is ignored. Perfect reading for a day at the beach or an afternoon in the park.
genseeker More than 1 year ago
3 very short stories, cute, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Denise Reinert More than 1 year ago
I did not want it to end. A feel good book.
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GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
I've read many books by Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery. Christina Skye was new to me.  All three wrote a very fun book divided into three separate stories.  I crochet, but I love stories having anything to do with yarn, so even though the stories had threads of knitting throughout, it was still very enjoyable.  The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber was an extension of her Blossom Street Books.  Ellen is a ten year old girl adopted by Annie Marie after Ellen's grandmother dies suddenly.  Her biological father comes into the picture after the adoption not having known about Ellen.  Ellen's wish is for Anne Marie and her dad Tim to get married but there are complications of course, one being Anne Marie's boyfriend Mel.  Do they ever get together?  Ummmmm...... Coming Unraveled by Susan Mallery follows Robyn, whose dreams of becoming a Broadway star fizzle out.  She goes back to her hometown and stays with her grandmother to help her as she recovers from knee surgery.  Robyn takes over running her grandmother's knitting store along with her grandmother's two friends.  They are very close friends who have taken a very handsome and hot-tempered T.J. under their wings.  He has a tragic past to overcome but also hides some secrets from the ladies and Robyn too.  How will the secrets get revealed and what will be the outcome? Return to Summer Island by Christina Skye begins with Caro McNeal working in the big city helping victims of tragedy through her job.  She loves her job but misses her coastal hometown and her grandmother, who raised her after her parents were killed.  Rushing to meet a client, she is hit on the sidewalk by a runaway car.  She suffers tremendously from injuries and goes back to stay with her grandmother to recover.  Knitting is one of her favorite things to do but her hand is unable to hold the knitting needle anymore.  She meets a soldier, spends an afternoon with him then finds out he is headed to Afghanistan right away.  Follow Caro as she fights to get back to her old self and as she reconnects with the soldier.
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Three very good stories. Things work out just like you want them.
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Kats56 More than 1 year ago
Anther great book by Debbie Macomber. She always leave you wanting more.
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JanMarieIN More than 1 year ago
This one is a very good and absorbing story - just like all of Debbie's stories are !!!! Highly recommend this book!!!!!!!
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I love Debbie Macomber!!!!
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Knitting Diaries by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, and Chritina Skye Knitting is a comfort to all and you can always strike up a conversation with one who knits. Love that this book is actually 3 different stories from 3 different authors, who also happen to knit. . The Twenty First Wish by Debbie Macomber After the book 'Twenty Wishes' this follows along the same lines, like a bucket list of sorts. Helen has her own 20 wishes book and shares it with her mother: Ann Marie knows Tim is still recovering from his addiction. Tim is the real father of Helen who Ann Marie has adopted. Helen has started to knit and wants to make her mother Ann Marie a purse to hold when she marries her father. She has a knitting diary. Ann Marie also added her 21st wish to her list... Comes with a knitting pattern of wedding purse. . Coming Unravelled by Susan Mallery Knitting Hand Puppet included Robin was back and brought gifts to the others who ran the shop. Adeline and Marion and Eleanor were the recipients. The knitters were in the corner working on their projects. TJ was the new man sitting there knitting his project. Her dream was to be on Broadway as a dancer. Her mother had died before the same dream had come through. TJ thinks she is there to get money out of the woman and finance her dancing career. He's gonna stick around to make sure she doesn't get any of the older womans money. Robin is there to help her grandmother recuperate after her surgery. TJ leads a class with men who need help in concentration. She has a confesstion to tell them that she knows won't be easy. She has found her diary where she wrote of her dreams of dancing and knitting. They spend a lot of time together with her grandmother after her surgery and she finds out who he was in his previous life. . Return to Summer Island by Christina Skye Caro's wristlet pattern. Her knitting diary reads that she's leaving Summer Island forever. Her parents had died and her grandmother raised her on the island where the whole community was her family. She is now old enough and had to move on. Has a new apartment, new job and there is a yarn store nearby. She is a senior advocate. The accident left her in the hospital for a week. She was most concerned about her knitting bag. She overheard that she might never knit again. She goes back to the island to recuperate Morgan her grandmother has set up Peter the vet to come visit with an animal in hopes Caro will get her spark back. Gage is there to pick up a painting from her grandmother and she's just broken the family heirloom teapot. He's a marine and on his way back to the war, just there to see his sister through some cancer treatments. They lose contact with one another on his travels back to Afghanistan.
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Loved it...perfect for quick reads and lloved the blend of creativity and patterns within the stories...
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A wonderful book. Being an Army mom and having my Soldier srtationed at FOB Wolverine at this time I found the last story in the book very touching.
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