Whilst in my local garden centre I was browsing at the book stand (like so many garden centres these day they like to diversify) and a couple of books caught my eye - at 2 for £5.
When I got to the end of A Good Yarn I realised that it was actually a sequel to The Shop on Blossom Street - "ah that makes sense" I thought. Still it hadn't spoiled the story which was self contained. This book followed the trials and tribulations of a group of knitters who are initially all strangers to each other. They meet at a yarn shop once a week for a knitting lesson, in this case a lesson on how to knit socks. Nothing mind blowing but a nice gentle read.
On to the next - I picked up my copy of City of Hope and read the blurb again - "wait a minute" I thought "this is a sequel too" - this time to Ellis Island. By the time I'd finished reading the blurb I decided to just plough on and read this book anyway. This book followed the story of Ellie in the 1930s and contained just enough social history to keep me interested. Ellie's thoughts take us through the story as she tries to cope with life as a young widow, whilst America rebuilds following the Depression. I think there may be sequel to this book, could be interesting to see what happened next.
Will I go back and read the first books? May be one day!