The Friday Night Knitting Club – Kate Jacobs

Once a week, an eclectic group of women comes together at a New York City yarn shop to work on their latest projects – and share the stories of their lives…

At the center of Walker and Daughter is the shop’s owner, Georgia, who is overwhelmed with juggling the store and single-handedly raising her teenage daughter. Happy to escape the demands of her life, she looks forward to her Friday Night Knitting Club, where she and her friends – Anita, Peri, Darwin, Lucie, and K.C. – exchange knitting tips, jokes, and their deepest secrets. But when the man who once broke Georgia’s heart suddenly shows up, demanding a role in their daughter’s life, her world is shattered.

Luckily, Georgia’s friends are there for encouragement, sharing their own tales of intimacy, heartbreak, and miracle making. And when the unthinkable happens, these women will discover that what they’ve created isn’t just a knitting club; its a sisterhood. – Goodreads.com

This novel is a part of my personal collection.

The Friday Night Knitting Club was actually my first cover buy and my first contemporary novel. I’ve been knitting on and off since I was a kid, not usually making anything but just enjoying adding length to a project. Though, I have made a long night cap and a big woolen scarf!

I remember loving Georgia, the main character, and her story, getting to know her inner mind and I loved the aesthetic of the knitting shop in the novel. The sisterhood that grows from the Friday night activity was one of the best things for me, having never really known sisterhood before. I was a bit of a loner growing up 😉

I lent this novel to my mum to read, and like me, it had her falling in love, crying her eyes out, and then feeling okay about it. I can almost guarantee that if you love novels with strong, real and complex females and female relationships, you’re going to enjoy this – whether you’re into knitting or not.

Have you read it or checked out the sequel?

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