Monday, January 23, 2012

Mailbox Monday January 23

I have been neglecting the blog this past week. Sorry for that! My husband lost his job of 18 years very unexpectedly when the business he worked for was bought up due to bankruptcy that we knew nothing about! They were bought and shut down. We are devastated here. I am now working on my resume after being a stay at home mom for 25 years. I am looking for a job! It is a frightening time for us right now. I did manage to get a book read this weekend only because I needed to escape life for a bit. A book will do that for you!

Just a reminder that I have a giveaway that ends tomorrow. Please sign up if you haven't already! You can click on the side bar to find it. Winners will be announced on Wednesday!

Mailbox Monday is being hosted this month by Alyce at At Home With Books. Be sure to check out her blog!

I received one book for review from Librarything Early Reviewers. I have been bad about visiting blogs also and I hope to be able to catch up. I also hope to have a book review up this week. I read Home Front by Kristin Hannah which I enjoyed!

Knit One Pearl One by Gil McNeil

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Voice; Original edition (December 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1401341675
ISBN-13: 978-1401341671


It's been a busy few years since Jo Mackenzie lost her husband. Life has brought adventure, surprises, unexpected pleasures and, of course, lots of knitting.

Jo's seaside yarn shop, with a brand-new cafe, has taken off, keeping her busier than ever. And being a single mum to two boys and a headstrong toddler, Pearl, is just as exhausting and enchanting as she thought it would be. On top of all that, celebrity diva Grace has a secret, Jo's firecracker best friend, Ellen, is launching a new television series, and lovable but hapless Martin continues his oft-misguided attempts to woo Jo. Just when Jo thinks she has about all she can handle, Daniel, Pearl's globe-trotting dad, turns up out of the blue...

With a little help from her friends and her beloved Gran, Jo is building a new life for herself by the sea, stitch by stitch.

Warm and witty, Knit One Pearl One will delight new readers to the Beach Street series and give the legions of existing fans a chance to visit the British seaside again, without having to worry about the weather.


  1. Beth, I am so sorry to hear about your husband's job loss. It has happened to us as well, and I understand your devastation. I do hope that you both are able to find something very soon. May you find an escape in books when you need to!!

  2. Sorry about your rough time right now,sometimes it's good to get lost n a good book.

  3. I have the first Beach Street book but haven't read it. I think I'm going to have to start catching up on this series. Nice mailbox last week.

  4. So sorry to hear of your hubby's job loss. That is a tough one to deal with especially if you had no forewarning. I wish you luck with your job search.

  5. Beth, I'm so sorry about your husband's job. We've dealt with that situation in the past and I know how difficult it is. Good luck with things and feel free to email if you'd ever like to talk. Hugs!

  6. I'm so sorry to see that your husband lost his job. I know that's got to be devastating. I hope he finds something soon.

  7. Oh no. I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. I hope you and your hubby find jobs every soon. Good luck.

  8. I'm sorry to hear about your hubby losing his job and the scary prospect of going back to secular work after so many years at home. Sometimes change (even a hard one like this one)can bring about new experiences. When one door closes another one opens.
    Your new book sounds like a wonderful and heartwarming read.

  9. I am so sorry to hear about the job situation; it's so hard when it comes out of the blue like that (I know from experience and having to rather quickly downsize). You and your hubs will be in my thoughts.

  10. Beth, I am so very sorry to hear about your husband's job loss..that's very terrifying! I want you to know that I will be praying for you both and asking for a new job to come soon!!!

  11. I'm sorry! :( That is a scary and stressful situation. Hope things look up soon!

  12. Oh Beth, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's job loss! I've been a stay-at-home mom for ten years, and the thought of starting over in the work force intimidates me greatly, so I'm putting it off as long as possible. I wish you the best of luck in your job search, and hope that your husband is able to find another job quickly too.

  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's job. That's so scary and so unfair. I hope your luck changes and an even better opportunity comes along. You will always find plenty of support in this community!

    I'm glad you were able to get some reading in. That's a great distraction. I hope you can enjoy your new book too.

  14. Beth, I'm sorry I seemed to have missed this post. I'm so sorry about your husband's job. I pray he'll find another soon. It would be scary to get back out into the workforce after so long. Hopefully you can find something that you'll like to do. Hugs to you. I hope things get better soon.

  15. So sorry to hear you're going through a tough time. Sending prayers and good luck wishes your way!


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