The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown | Book Review

The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown was balm to my soul. This book is like a warm cup of tea (if I was more of a tea person). It was cozy and sweet and exactly what I’ve needed to read during a sort of stressful time of the year.

Sybil has had a terrible year. On the day of her wedding, which was Star Wars themed for her fiance, her fiance left her for her twin sister, Sasha. Then, a woman absconds with $42,000 in public housing benefits and Sybil is pretty sure it is her fault because her concentration just isn’t what it used to be. So, when Sybil receives an open invitation from her best friend Cher to come visit her in the small village of Tindledale, Sybil packs up her pup Basil and is on her way from London.

While in Tindledale, Sybil’s heart starts to heal and she starts to feel right at home in Tindledale. The village is populated by an eccentric but caring variety of residents. Sybil also just so happens to catch the eye of the local doctor. Things are going great, except, a turn of events may undo all of Sybil’s progress. Also, as it turns out, the residents of the town appreciate knitting just as much as Sybil does.

I kind of regret putting The Great Christmas Knit-Off off every year until this one. I really gelled with this book. The residents of Tindledale and the village itself wormed its way into my heart. Sybil is someone I could really relate to, down to having to leave town to get over a heartbreak. Sybil is kind hearted and overall, wonderful. Her friendship with Cher was a treat to read about as well. And y’all, I am not a knitter or crafter in the least, but this book made me want to be.


On A Scale Of One To Buddy The Elf, How Much Christmas Spirit Does The Great Christmas Knit-Off Have?

You know the scene at the end of It’s A Wonderful Life where everyone gets together money to save the old building and loan from Potter? I had that same fuzzy feeling reading The Great Christmas Knit-Off. There are bailiffs who are trying to collect money from Hettie, an eighty year old woman who runs the local Haberdashery shop. The villagers of Tindledale, with the help of Sybil come together to help Hettie pay the money owed. I think that was the sweetest, most wonderful part. This book embodies the spirit of kindness, giving and acceptance. While it’s not full of the traditional activities of the holidays, it certainly hits on the morals and I loved that.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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