Close Knit: A Novel (Paperback)

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Follow Gertie MacIntyre from knitting circle to air stewardess in this glorious and romantic summer novel set in Scotland’s windswept Northern isles, by beloved New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan.

In the northernmost reaches of Scotland, where a string of little islands in the North Sea stretches towards Norway, lives Gertie MacIntyre, a proud island girl by birth. Her social circle is small but tight: family and friends, particularly the women in her knitting circle. In the whitewashed cottages of their hometown, everyone knows everyone, and the ladies of the knitting circle know more than most. In a place of long dark winters and geographic isolation, the knitting circle is a precious source of gossip, home, laughter, and comfort for them all. And while she knits, Gertie’s busily plotting what to do with the rest of her life.

When Gertie develops a crush on Callum Frost, who owns the local airline, she dares herself to take a job as an air stewardess on the little plane that serves the local islands. Terrifying at first, the sixteen-seat puddle jumper also offers the first taste of real freedom she’s ever known. Will Gertie’s future lie in the skies? Or will she need to go further afield to find the adventure she craves? 

About the Author

Jenny Colgan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Christmas BookshopThe Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Christmas at the Cupcake Café. Jenny, her husband, and three children live in a genuine castle in Scotland.

Praise For…

“Jenny Colgan hits new heights in The Summer Skies, a glorious, breathtaking, tender story. I loved every moment of the ride.” — Sophie Kinsella

“Colgan has a great ability to engage with her readers, and her character Morag speaks directly to us, with plenty of self-deprecating humour…The text comes alive with the descriptions of the beautiful islands from the air… The romance is also sweetly described and ultimately satisfying…It all adds up to a very easy, comforting and engaging summer read, light as a feather.” — The Scotsman on The Summer Skies

“The backdrop of the Scottish islands described in The Summer Skies brings a stunning wilderness into the narrative which suits the plot. The small community adds a quirkiness to the story which is always good and brings a few laughs without fail…I definitely recommend The Summer Skies for its backdrop, dry humour between the lead couple, and the compelling plotline.” — Fresh Fiction

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063260566
ISBN-10: 0063260565
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English