Sunday, February 27, 2011

Needles and Pearls

4 out of 5 Stars

This was a very quick read and I am really coming to not only like Jo MacKenzie and her family and friends, but would really like to have them among my family and friends. She is definitely a woman that I can relate to on many different levels. I admire her resilience when facing the death of her husband and taking control of her life's direction. She is a wonderful mother and a loyal friend.

In this second novel by Gil McNeil, Jo continues on with her new life outside of London in a small town at the seaside. Her yarn shop is progressing and growing and she is making more new friends.

Ms. McNeil has expanded Jo's personality and added more complex issues into the lives of Jo, her family, and friends. I am not going to add any spoilers but if you enjoyed the first novel at all, you will love this one for all the added adventures and relationships that are blooming and the way she handles life's ups and down on so many different fronts. This is a series so you should not skip her first book. If you enjoy England, knitting, friendship and family, a little of life's ups and downs, you will enjoy this second installment of this series.

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