After an acrimonious break-up with her boyfriend, Claire finds herself at a bit of a loose end in her personal life. She’s always found solace in settling down to a knitting project but now finds she cannot focus on anything and all her knitting just comes out wrong. Both the knitting and her love life are a bit of a disaster, full of holes and needing attention.
When she literally bumps into Adrian at a bookshop and it transpires that he owns a woolshop, it seemed to me that perhaps fate had brought them together. However, as they get to know each other and Adrian suggests to Claire that dealing with problems in her personal life will help her knitting too, she signs them both up to a dating app to help them both find love and fulfilment.
I loved the unusual setting of the wool-shop and especially the elderly ladies of the Stitch and Bitch knitting club. These ladies could see what was going to be good for Claire even if she couldn’t see it herself and were determined to help her find happiness. I really looked forward to the Tuesday afternoons Claire spent with the ladies because they always said or did something to make me laugh.
Unravelled is full of misunderstandings and wrong turns, but as anyone who knits knows, taking time and having a bit patience leads to a satisfying result. This short but sweet romance is sure to leave you smiling.
My thanks to Kelly at Love Books Tours for inviting me to take part in the blogtour and for arranging a review copy of the book. Unravelled is available now and you can order a copy here: Unravelled
From the back of the book
“For crying out loud! I can’t even cast on now.”
Claire has never unravelled anything before, being a confident knitter. But now, to her dismay, everything she creates is a disaster, riddled with dropped stitches and glaring holes. It’s almost as if her hands have a mind of their own. Maybe it’s because her longest relationship to date has just ended, or perhaps it has something to do with the fact her career is on the ropes.
“Don’t get frustrated with your needles! The problem lies with the knitter, not the knitting,” said Adrian, owner of Oddballs wool shop. Following his advice, in the desperate hope it will cure her woolly woes, Claire begins to turn her life around. Her grand plan involves FishTank, the online dating site. She convinces Adrian that if they sign up and find love, their problems will be solved (and she’ll have at least one area of her life sorted!). The trouble starts when he has far more luck in the romance department than she does.
But it’s little wonder Claire can’t throw herself into dating. She’s already found her perfect match.
A must-read for avid knitters and those with a passion for crafting, this comical yarn will melt any reader’s heart.
Will they? Won’t they? Romance enthusiasts will be rooting for the pair to be knitted together, forever!
About the Author
Briony Marshall is an author from the West Midlands in the UK. She is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton with a degree in ‘Creative and Professional Writing with English’. Briony currently lives at home with her mum, dad, fiancé and fur brother: Bob the Dog. When Briony is not writing, she’s crafting, and when she’s not crafting, she’s drinking coffee.