The Great Christmas Knit-off

The Great Christmas Knit-off

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When her fiancâe ditches her for her twin sister and an incident at work jeopardizes her job, Sybil visits a friend in the idyllic town of Tindledale to escape a lonely Christmas, where the residents share her obsession with knitting.


In the tradition of Trisha Ashley and Jenny Colgan, this first book in a new series by Alexandra Brown—author of the popular Cupcakes at Carrington’s series—tells the hilarious, heartwarming story of a jilted bride who anticipates a lonely Christmas but instead finds herself in the tiny village of Tindledale, where the residents share her obsession with knitting.

When life unravels, it’s time to knit…

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

Hoping to escape her woes and forget that she’ll be alone for Christmas this year, she visits her friend 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 knits that remind Sybil of her own creations as well as her unrealized ambitions of selling them. So when the vintage boutique asks her to make an assortment of knits for their display window, she’s thrilled. The hot town doctor has even taken an interest in Sybil, hoping to heal her broken heart.

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

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition
ISBN: 9780062416971
Characteristics: large print
398 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Mar 04, 2016

I want to move to Tindledale! Heartwarming story about real characters. A bit exaggerated at times, but a whole village pulls together to help out a little old lady in dire straits. We all need to be reminded of the kindnesses we give and receive in return. Will definitely read more of her books.

Nov 16, 2015

A cozy bit of British Christmas, with the (forgettable) romantic subplot not distracting from the main, village-centred, story line.


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