Friday, October 16, 2015

Blog Tour: The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown

Author: Alexandra Brown
Publisher: William Morrow Paperback
Date of publication: October 2015

Sybil has always taken comfort in her passion for knitting, creating beautiful garments stitch by stitch. But her world suddenly unravels when her fiancĂ© ditches her for her identical twin sister at her Star Wars–themed wedding, leaving Sybil at the altar sporting a Princess Leia do. And things go from bad to worse when an incident at work jeopardizes her job.

To escape her woes and forget that she’ll be alone for Christmas this year, Sybil sets off to visit her friend Cher in Tindledale—a winter wonderland of quaint shops and snowy rooftops. When she arrives in the idyllic town, she can’t help feeling like she’s in a Hallmark greeting card. She’s embraced by welcoming—if eccentric—locals wearing handmade sweaters that remind Sybil of her own creations and her unrealized ambitions of selling them. So when the owner of a vintage-clothing boutique asks her to make an assortment of knits for their display window, she’s thrilled. And hoping to heal her broken heart, the hot town doctor has even taken an interest in Sybil.

But just when Sybil thinks she’s going to have her fairy-tale Christmas after all, an unexpected turn of events threatens to unspool her happily ever after.

I can't begin to tell you how cute this story ending up being.  The Great Christmas Knit-Off is a wonderful, feel good holiday story that will definitely put you in the mood for the upcoming season. The Christmas season is about giving and spending time with family and friends. That is defiintely what Sybil finds on her adventure to a small village. When Sybil feels like her life it getting to be too much, she escapes for a weekend to the tiny village of Tindledale to visit her best friend.  Arriving in a snow storm with a broken heart and sleep deprivation over worries at work, the townsfolk instantly embrace her. 

As I said I really enjoyed this book.  There were times when it reminded me of Bridget Jones's Diary.  There were some great laugh out loud moments, the promise of a sweet romance, and wonderful quirky characters.  I loved Sybil.  Being a lover of needlearts myself, I could totally get behind her love of knitting and embroidery.  It can definitely have a calming effect!  Her relationship with Hettie was very endearing and special.  And of course who can forget the adoable Basil!

I highly recommend this book to anyone. It looks like it is the first book in a series, so I can't wait to visit the town of Tindledale again soon!

About Alexandra Brown

Alexandra Brown began her writing career as the City Girl columnist for the London Paper. She wrote the weekly column—a satirical diary account of her time working in the corporate world of London—for two years before giving it up to concentrate on writing novels and is now the author of the Cupcakes at Carrington’s books. Set in a department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry-On-Sea, the series follows the life, loves and laughs of sales assistant Georgie Hart. The Great Christmas Knit-Off is Alexandra’s fourth book and the first in a new series set in the fictional village of Tindledale, following the lives of all the characters there. Alexandra lives in a real village near the south coast of England with her husband, daughter and a very shiny black Labrador retriever.

Find out more about Alexandra at her website, and connect with her on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.

Purchase Links

Alexandra’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, October 13th: Lavish Bookshelf
Wednesday, October 14th: A Bookish Way of Life
Friday, October 16th: From the TBR Pile
Friday, October 16th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Monday, October 19th: Laura’s Reviews
Tuesday, October 20th: Book Loving Hippo
Wednesday, October 21st: A Bookworm’s World
Thursday, October 22nd: I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, October 23rd: Book Journey
Monday, October 26th: Broken Teepee
Wednesday, October 28th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Thursday, October 29th: Books and Bindings
Friday, October 30th: Staircase Wit

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

What a great read to get in the Christmas spirit!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.