Knit the Season by Kate Jacobs is the third in The Friday Night Knitting Club series. In this book, Dakota Walker is juggling school and her mother's yarn shop while trying to make decisions about her future. She's driven and determined to gain experience as a pastry chef so she can open her own cafe. Dakota won't be distracted even when her Dad plans a surprise trip to Scotland to visit her great-grandmother. He feels she's missing out on what's important: family.
Big changes are in store for the ladies of the Friday Night Knitting Club as well. There is a New Year's wedding approaching and this time the bride's son will not fake a heart attack and ruin everything. Between Thanksgiving and New Years, the ladies will find new adventures in love and life.
Okay, so I haven't read any of the other Knitting books and worried that I'd be lost. That wasn't really a problem. It's not like it has a complicated plot. What I didn't like though was the unnecessary backstory. If I had read the other books, I think this would have driven me up the wall. I also felt a bit overwhelmed by numerous characters. There was a lot of them and their subplots for such a short books. Sometimes it was information overload.
Once the story focused on Dakota, I got into the story and really enjoyed it. Knit the Season captures the holiday spirit perfectly with snow in New York and family reunions. I had tears in my eyes at times. I'm glad I read it when it is actually the season. I don't know if I'd be in the mood for it in January.
Anyway, enjoy this one bundled up in front of your Christmas tree or fireplace with a big cup of cocoa.