Title: Knit the Season
Author: Kate Jacobs
Release Date: November 3, 2009
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5
Knit the Season is the latest novel in the Friday Night Knitting Club series, begins one year after the end of Kate Jacobs’ last novel, Knit Two. It revisits all the beloved characters from the two previous novels, such as Dakota, James, Catherine, and Peri.
When Knit Two was released, I wasn’t really sure about the prospect of a sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club. I enjoyed the book but I didn’t really know if Jacobs could turn it into a series. With Knit the Season, she has put all my doubts to rest.
What I liked about Knit the Season was the fact that it wasn’t about earth-shattering events. It seemed much more about every day life. These characters were friends – since I already knew them, Jacobs didn’t have to sell them to me. She didn’t need to create drama in order to keep me interested. However, she didn’t take advantage of that either. She wrote engaging storylines for each character, plots that had to do with the times in between rather than just the dramatic moments that novels tend to focus on.
However, Jacobs also isn’t afraid allow her characters to grow and develop, even if the direction they head is apart from one another. Often in series novels, authors make sure everything stays the same so they can write another book after the current one. In the real world though, people’s lives go on, but that doesn’t mean they have to move on from one another. Jacobs demonstrates this very effectively in Knit the Season.
I really enjoyed Knit the Season and I certainly hope this won’t be the last book in the Friday Night Knitting Club series. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.