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BOOK REVIEW: The Woolly Hat Knitting Club Poppy Dolan

Finding happiness one stitch at a time.
When Dee Blackthorn's brother, JP, breaks both wrists, not only is he in need of a helping hand-or-two but the knitting shop he owns can't function. Sisterly duties take Dee away from her demanding job, and she is unceremoniously fired amidst rumours of inappropriate behaviour. Dee is certain that her hot-shot nemesis Ben, is behind it all but has no proof.
When Dee bumps into an old friend who is a new mum to a premature baby she convinces JP to enlist his knitting pals to make lots of tiny woolly hats. Then Ben turns up denying involvement in Dee's sacking and she ropes him into helping the knitting cause. But before long Dee's good intentions backfire and she risks losing her friends, her family and Ben, who's turned out to be not so bad after all...

Publisher: Canelo
Pages: 264

The Woolly Hat Knitting Club is a delight! Dee's brother JP manages to break both of his wrists and his wool shop in which Dee is a silent partner, is not going to run itself so Dee has to step up to the plate. But in doing so she takes her eye off the ball at work and finds herself sacked and someone is also spreading rumours about how unreliable Dee is. She is devastated, Dee has worked so hard to achieve her success and now someone has set out to sabotage it. 
JP's shop is in the village where Dee grew up and she quickly reconnects with her old friend Becky; she is the frazzled new mother of a premature baby. Becky explains how premature babies need small woolly hats to maintain their body temperature; Dee wastes no time in roping in JP to help make some hats and he then sees a bigger opportunity to help and Dee can't help but see the benefits to the business. But maybe this is where she has been going wrong, not everything has to be business related, has she lost sight of how to simply be happy?
This book was a very enjoyable read, I found Dee a little annoying at times but the good thing was that she gradually became aware that she was over-stepping the mark. I loved her relationship with Ben and the way in which she changed over the book. 
The Woolly Hat Knitting Club is funny and entertaining plus it inspired me to dust off the knitting needles again so that's good! 

Many thanks to the publisher for asking me to review this book via Netgalley. 

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