Blog Tour: The SweetGum Ladies Knit For Love by Beth Pattillo

Back-to-School Fiction Blog Tour

Summary for The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love

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Blog Tour

Blog Tour

Once a month, the six women of the Sweetgum Knit Lit Society gather to discuss books and share their knitting projects. Inspired by her recently-wedded bliss, group leader Eugenie chooses “Great Love Stories in Literature” as the theme for the year’s reading list–a risky selection for a group whose members span the spectrum of age and relationship status.

As the Knit Lit ladies read and discus classic romances like Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice, each member is confronted with her own perception about love. Camille’s unexpected reunion with an old crush forces her to confront conflicting desires. Newly widowed Esther finds her role in Sweetgum changing and is surprised by two unlikely friends. Hannah isn’t sure she’s ready for the trials of first love. Newcomer Maria finds her life turned upside-down by increasing family obligations and a handsome, arrogant lawyer, and Eugenie and Merry are both asked to make sacrifices for their husbands that challenge their principles.

Even in a sleepy, southern town like Sweetgum, Tennessee, love isn’t easy. The Knit Lit ladies learn they can find strength and guidance in the novels they read, the love of their family, their community–and especially in each other.

I love books about books.  About reading groups, about book discussions…. I am a bookie through and through.  Beth Pattillo did not disappoint with a group of women who gathered to knit and share their love of books.  I enjoyed the books personalities from the “judges” to the laid back… the personalities popped and I was pleased with Beth Pattillo’s character development.  I liked them.  I wanted to hang out with them, and I dont even knit! With an easy flow to this read it was just fun to meet the likeable women of Sweetgum, Tennessee.

Author Info: RITA Award-winning Beth Patillo combines her love of knitting and books in her engaging Sweetgum series. Pattillo served churches in Missouri and Tennessee before founding Faith Leader, a spiritual leadership development program.

** Watch for this book as well as other delightful reads come up for giveaway during BBAW, September 14 – 18**

This book was a review copy sent to me by Ashley Boyer of Multnomah Books, Random House

This book is rated G

About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on August 29, 2009, in Book Stuff and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. sooo…I’m a few years out of school, but I like all of the “back to school” stuff that you’re doing! It makes the impending cold weather sound fun!

    • Yeah – me too (out of school that is)… not even sure why they called these books the back to school fiction tour when none of them have to do with school….

  2. This looks really good! I love books about knitting and you know I love my books!

  3. I really like books that make me want to “hang out” with the characters! Nice review!

  4. I’ve seen a couple of reviews of this– I’ve added it to my list of books to track down :-).

    Thanks for sharing your review.

  5. justicejenniferreads

    It’s nice to read books about books, book clubs, ect – books that you can relate to because in some ways, you live them. And I love books that feature characters I can love. I feel like I not only find some qualities I would love in a best friend, but I also find some qualities I would love to cultivate in myself. Can’t get much better than that, right? I’m definitely going to be keeping an eye out for this one!

  6. Okay, there’s no way I can chime in like J.T. Oldfield did. I can’t remember my school days…yes, I am really that old. :) Even so, this sounds like a good one.

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