I downloaded The Knitting Circle by Ann hood onto my Kindle when it popped up on the Kindle Daily Deals for 99p. I didn't know anything about the story line but given its title and my love of knitting I decided to give it a go.
Mary's little daughter has died and she feels she has nothing left to live for. Her mum, who she has a turbulent relationship with, tells her to go and see Alice at a nearby knitting shop and this is where she joins The Knitting Circle. Alice teaches Mary to knit and she finds that the repetitive action with the needles helps with her anguish and she also meets a group of women each with their own story.
Unlikely friendships are made through The Knitting Circle and secrets are revealed, one much closer to home than she could have imagined.
Though sad, the book is well written, probably because the author has suffered the same grief as Mary herself. I would definitely recommend it, oh, and you don't have to be a knitter yourself to enjoy it, just make sure you have a box of tissues at the ready.