It's a beautiful sunny day but cccccccold! -24 when we got up but it has warmed up to -15 now. Sounds like another good reading day to me!
I'm always a little leary about reading the second book in a series because I'm afraid it won't be as good as the original. And, at first, I was sure this one wouldn't live up to its predecessor.
For the first 10-15 pages or so all it did was rehash what happened in the first book and in the intervening years. It was all telling and no showing. I was very disappointed.
But then, it changed and I couldn't put it down. Dakota is now 18 and in college. Anita is about to marry Marty. Catherine is still searching for love not realizing that she has to learn to love herself first. Darwin is preparing for impending motherhood while Lucie is regretting her decision to be a single mother. Peri is still making her purses and KC is dealing with menopause. Kate Jacobs threw in some neat plot twists that really keep the story moving.
Will there be a third book? I'm hoping so and thinking that maybe a good title would be Purl Three. At the end of the book there is a pattern for a Georgia Afghan and most of the directions are knit two, purl three.
My husband just checked the temperature and it's up to -11. Downright balmy! I'm still going to tuck a quilt around me and read!
Hope you all have a good reading day, too!