Christmas at the Little Knitting Box
Book 1 New York Ever After Series
Christmas is coming and New York is in full swing for the snowy season. But at The Little Knitting Box in the West Village, things are about to change …
The Little Knitting Box has been in Cleo’s family for nearly four decades, and since she arrived fresh off the plane from the Cotswolds four years ago, Cleo has been doing a stellar job of running the store. But instead of an early Christmas card in the mail this year, she gets a letter that tips her world on its axis.
Dylan has had a tumultuous few years. His marriage broke down, his mother passed away and he’s been trying to pick up the pieces as a stay-at-home dad. All he wants this Christmas is to give his kids the home and stability they need. But when he meets Cleo at a party one night, he begins to see it’s not always so easy to move on and pick up the pieces, especially when his ex seems determined to win him back.
When the snow starts to fall in New York City, both Cleo and Dylan realise life is rarely so black and white and both of them have choices to make. Will Dylan follow his heart or his head? And will Cleo ever allow herself to be a part of another family when her own fell apart at the seams?
Full of snow, love and the true meaning of Christmas, this novel will have you hooked until the final page.
Cleo and Dylan meet at a mutual friends party, they are both having a really bad day but the chemistry between them is unmistakable.
Dylan has very sadly just buried his mother, and Cleo has received a letter to say that the lease on her business premises was to come to an end. So, they are both preoccupied and not on the lookout for love.
Cleo runs the delightful Little Knitting Box and she has put everything into making a success of her grandparents business since arriving from England. The shop, in New York, has been in the family for decades and Cleo loves it, displaying every type of yarn imaginable and even running knitting workshops for her loyal customers. She still has a close relationship with Grandpa Joe, but family life has been hard for her.
Life is busy for Dylan too, he has two children who live with him and a demanding, and selfish ex-wife.
On their first date, the couple find that their lives are very firmly linked, by a strange coincidence.
With their lives already entwined, complicated family situations and stressful business situations, will they ever be able to move forward with their relationship?
The author alternates the book between Cleo and Dylan’s stories, so you get to know them equally as well, and you desperately crave a happy ending for them both, The wonderful descriptions of the yarns with their different textures and myriad of colours took me back to my childhood where I spent many hours waiting in wool shops whilst my mother found just the right wool for her latest project.
The writing flows beautifully and the pages fly by, don’t start this book on a day when you have anything else to do!
Helen J. Wolfe’s next novel, (and book 2 of this New York Ever After series), follows very shortly on 12th December 2017 and you can have a glimpse of what is on offer at the bottom of this post. I’m sure it will be another treat for us all.
Both covers are stunning cityscapes with lots of snow and twinkling fairy lights, a snowman and even a child on a sled!. Absolutely charming!
Just scroll down to find a giveaway to win a copy of Christmas at the Little Knitting Box.
Thank you, Rachel, at @rararesources and Helen J Rolfe for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Helen J Rolfe writes contemporary women’s fiction with an emphasis on relationships and love. She enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and characters who face challenges and fight to overcome them. Helen enjoys creating strong female lead characters and although her stories often deal with serious issues, they always have a happy ending.
Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries around the world. So far, locations have included Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Connecticut, Bath and the Cotswolds.
Born and raised in the UK, Helen graduated from University with a business degree and began working in I.T. This job took her over to Australia and it was there that she studied writing and journalism and began writing for women’s health and fitness magazines. She also volunteered with the PR department of a children’s hospital where she wrote articles and media releases. Helen began writing fiction in 2011 and hasn’t missed the I.T. world one little bit, although the I.T. skills have come in handy of course, especially when it comes to creating and maintaining a website.
After fourteen years of living in Australia, Helen returned to the UK and now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and their children.
Coming Soon From Helen J Rolfe
Snowflakes and Mistletoe at the Inglenook Inn
Book 2 New York Ever After Series
Snowflakes and Mistletoe at the Inglenook Inn (New York Ever After, Book 2)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but is it the time to fall in love?
As the flames on the log fire flicker and the snowflakes swirl above the New York streets, maybe this Christmas could be the one that changes everything…
When Darcy returns to Manhattan, she’s put in charge of the Inglenook Inn, a cosy boutique hotel in the heart of Greenwich Village. The Inn needs a boost in bookings if it’s to survive the competition, so Darcy is convinced that hosting Christmas this year is the answer. What she doesn’t expect is to meet a face from the past, which can only spell trouble.
Myles left England behind and took a job in New York. It’s a step forwards in his career, and has the added bonus of being nowhere near his family. He’s also hoping to avoid Christmas, the worst time of the year. But when his company puts him up at the Inglenook Inn and he recognises Darcy, it isn’t long before they clash.
When disaster strikes, can Myles and Darcy put their differences aside to make Christmas at the Inglenook Inn a success?
Publication Date – 12tth December 2017