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My Review of The Great Christmas Knit Off by Alexandra Brown

I'm a massive fan of Alex's books so I jumped at the chance to review her new festive novel.

The Great Christmas Knit Off is the first in a new series set in Tindledale and I so want to live there!


What They Say:

Heartbroken after being jilted at the altar, Sybil has been saved from despair by her knitting obsession and now her home is filled to bursting with tea cosies, bobble hats, and jumpers. But, after discovering that she may have perpetrated the cock-up of the century at work, Sybil decides to make a hasty exit and, just weeks before Christmas, runs away to the picturesque village of Tindledale.

There, Sybil discovers Hettie’s House of Haberdashery, an emporium dedicated to the world of knitting and needle craft. But Hettie, the outspoken octogenarian owner, is struggling and now the shop is due for closure. And when Hettie decides that Sybil’s wonderfully wacky Christmas jumpers are just the thing to add a bit of excitement to her window display, something miraculous starts to happen…

What I Say:

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Alex is a master storyteller! Her books are pure fairy tales for the Women's Fiction generation.

#KnitOff is a perfect combination of sweet, shocking, suspenseful and festive cheer! We see some of our favourite characters return (I'm not telling, but you'll soon find out!) and meet our new friends from the quirky little village, Tindledale.

Sybs is a wonderful leading lady. She's friendly, genuine, helpful, funny but also believable because she's been hurt by people she trusted and loved. Her little Scottie, Basil is adorable and I want one even more now! I adored Hettie, Lawrence and all of the great friends we meet and I really look forward to the next book in the series.

Another thing I've really loved about #KnitOff is that despite the fact that I've never shown much interest in needle crafts before (Mum was amazing at crochet and tried to teach me but I never learned!), I now really, really want to learn to knit! I think it would be a perfect pastime for life on the bus and I could furnish it with lovely, handmade goodies!

Alex, you lovely, lovely thing. You've outdone yourself here. I absolutely adored The Great Christmas Knit Off and cannot WAIT for the next Tindledale book!

A huge snow covered, mulled wine fuelled 10/10

You can buy the book here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KA123FO?btkr=1

Big thanks to Jaimie Frost at Harper for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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