How to Knit a Heart Back Home: A Cypress Hollow Yarn

Author: Rachael Herron

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Release Date: March 1, 2011

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: PRINT





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Lucy Harrison lives in the cozy knitting town of Cypress Hollow. Selling books at her Book Spire bookstore during the day, volunteering as a firefighter at night, and knitting in between fills up her time. She likes her smooth, even-patterned lifestyle even if doesn’t include much in the romance department. Besides, she hasn’t ever been able to forget about the one heated kiss with the town’s bad boy right before he left Cypress Hollow behind.

A bad accident on the force leaves San Diego Cop Owen Bancroft with a permanent limp and no choice but to give up his badge. He’s still coping with the aftermath of losing the life he’s worked so hard to build, and will now face going back to a town he vowed to leave behind in the dust. His plans are to lay low, but he gains almost instant attention as the returned black sheep when he helps rescue a woman from a car accident.

The man in the leather jacket that has just helped her save Abigail from the car accident looks strikingly familiar to Lucy. She learns that’s because it’s none other than Owen Bancroft. Owen is equally surprised to see the girl who gave him the passionate kiss right before his departure that he’s not ever been quite able to forget.  When Owen rents out the small place beside the bookstore from Lucy, sparks start to ignite. Then they are thrown together by the discovery of lost notes and patterns by local knitting celebrity Eliza Carpenter and they find themselves confronting the undeniable chemistry they share.

HOW TO KNIT A HEART BACK HOME is the heartwarming sequel to Author Rachael Herron’s HOW TO KNIT A LOVE SONG in her Cypress Hollow Yarn series. Ms. Herron touches on both the positives and negatives of living in a small town. She really brings together a believable environment as well as convincing characters and interactions. Her love and knowledge for knitting really shines through as well in this story. Being a non-knitter, I was worried at first that I may become lost with portions of the story, but instead it helped me to appreciate the art.  I enjoyed watching the relationship develop between Ms. Herron’s male and female protagonist, but I was touched by the bond between Lucy and her grandmother. It brought back memories of my own grandmother who was an avid sewer. I look forward to reading more tales about the residents of Cypress Hollow.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Pamela Denise

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