How To Knit a Love Song (Cypress Hollow Yard #1) by Rachael Herron
How to Knit a Love Song: A Cypress Hollow Yarn
Abigail is more than ready for a change when she inherits a cottage from her beloved mentor, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Leaving the oppressive city for the greener pastures of a small California beach town, she intends to turn her cozy little windfall into a knitting shop and spend her days spinning, designing, and purling. But she's not going to be welcomed with open arms by her new neighbor. Eliza's disgruntled nephew, the gorgeous Cade, now owns everything surrounding Abigail's ramshackle new home, and he views this sexy city girl as an unwanted interloper.
But chemistry working overtime is drawing two very different people closer than they ever thought possible. And when the past that Abigail thought she'd left behind comes calling, she'll have to somehow learn to trust her handsome adversary with much more than just her heart.
How To Knit a Love Song was such an amazing read. I loved Abigail and Cade and oh their story is a great one. By the end you just feel so happy and full of love. Amazing.
Oh Abigail and Cade. This is definitely not a love at first sight story. Abigail shows up at Cade's house so full of hope and happy to have a chance to start again. Cade though is not at all happy to have her there, especially when he finds out what is in Eliza's will. Cade thought he would get everything after Eliza passed away. After all he has been the one who has been taking care of the farm for years. He is the one who helped Eliza when she needed it. He is not at all happy that Abigail somehow worked her way into owning the cottage behind his house and the land it sits on.
Abigail needed a new start. She had a stalker in San Diego and when her good friend and mentor, Eliza, died she finds she has her chance at a new start. She has been a city girl, but dreams of opening her own knitting shop. Abigail is so sweet. How could anyone not like her? She is a bit naive at times, getting roped into buying some alpacas and a dog and such, but it just makes her that much more endearing. She's trying so hard to set up her shop and not get in Cade's way too much. She knows he doesn't want her there, but they keep getting thrown together. She is kind of fun and accident prone in a cute way. Like she falls out of a tree and hurts her ankle when she is looking for her alpaca. It is just ridiculous and fun. I loved her. She is so good for Cade.
Cade keeps trying to stay away from Abigail. Ever since his mother he hasn't really trusted women. He doesn't think they will stay. He dates lots of women, but once they start getting attached he leaves them. He likes his solitary life, likes being alone on his farm. Well he did until Abigail start infiltrating his home. He does not deal well with change and every time the two of them start getting closer something happens to make him angry and rethink it again and pull away. Cade was really sweet with Abigail, though whenever she brought up something new he would freak out at first. His go to is to get angry, then once he calms down he realizes he was not very nice. He gets scared by his feelings, and how much he comes to care about Abigail. Really he is kind of terrified that she will leave just like his mom did. They do have some communication problems that cause them to take longer before they realize they both want to be together. Through the give and take, the hurt and happiness they eventually manage to figure it out and come together. They were so sweet together and this was just a great read. Loved it.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2