Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love ~ by Beth Patillo

The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love, by Beth Pattillo is a warm and welcoming story! I almost felt as if I’d been invited to join the group (though I certainly don’t knit). The characters are honest and flawed, each with their own struggles and triumphs. Each of the ladies in this group is going through her own “stuff” and in many ways it seems an awful lot like real life – complicated, messy, difficult, and heavy at times, but it doesn’t stay that way. Following the “stuff” there are second chances at life and love, surprising twists, and even happy endings.


Knit for Love
By Beth Patillo

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.


Author Bio:
RITA Award-winning Beth Patillo combines her love of knitting and books in her engaging Sweetgum series. Pattillo served churches in Missouri and Tennessee before founding Faith Leader, a spiritual leadership development program.

To get more information about The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love, including online purchase options, simply visit The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love

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