book review: the friday night knitting club

by kath_red on 22/04/2007

in Books

I must admit I am a bit late with reviewing this book. It is gaining wide spread popularity and already has secured a movie deal with Julia Roberts playing the lead (she is mentioned in the book too).

In brief without giving away the plot, its a story of a single mother starting her own business and dealing with loneliness, a teenage daughter and mistakes made in her past. It is also about the knitting group and the various stories of everyone involved. An emotional story, a bit of a tear jerker, an easy read with interesting and believable characters. There are a few strange story concepts that I found were a bit weak, such as the ex who disappeared when the baby was born and turns up years later (still not sure of his reasons) and also the best friend who disappears and then turns up years later as well … However it all comes together somewhere in the middle, this is where I became hooked and was able to suspend disbelief and get right into it. The end … which I won’t give away, … lets just say I was dissatisfied with how it ended, which is not to say it was not gripping right to the end.

Find out more about the book here.

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1 claudine April 22, 2007 at 12:38 pm

Thanks for the review! I’ve been wondering what this book is like, now I might have to get myself a copy.


2 Debbie L April 22, 2007 at 10:22 pm

Thank you, I will have to try this book. I just finished Ann Hood’s The Knitting Circle which I highly recommend, (but only if you don’t have young children).


3 Sue B April 22, 2007 at 10:49 pm

I wasn’t all that thrilled with how it ended either!


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