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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachael Herron Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cypress Hollow Yarns Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781470803896
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Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she’s absolutely terrified.

In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of a local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life’s new possibilities—while Lucy decides just how much of herself she’s willing to gamble on love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A warmhearted hug from a talented author—and knitter. The love story of Lucy and Owen will stay in your heart long after the last page is turned.”

    Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Rachael Herron knits up another wonderful Cypress Hollow tale that will leave readers begging for more.”

    Barbara Bretton, USA Today bestselling author

  • “Warm and fuzzy…[A] sweet, comforting tale.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In her engaging sequel to How to Knit a Love Song, Herron revisits the community of Cypress Hollow and its familiar faces as well as new characters who are as entertaining as they are complicated. Patrons who in the past have clamored for the novels of Debbie Macomber, Kate Jacobs, or Gil McNeil will definitely find this a good read.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 2/18/2014

    " On Audio. I loved this series. It is unfortunate that I ended up reading them out of sequence (1-3-2) but each story can stand on it's own, it is better with the Eliza background in order though :) I loved the main characters Lucy and Owen and I loved their families. Lucy's bookish brothers and open-minded eccentric parents made this book really great. The side story of Owen's mom and her Alzheimers was sad but very well done. I wish there were more Cypress Hollow books!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanan | 2/16/2014

    " Silly knitting romance. Of course it was great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lydia | 2/14/2014

    " Did not finish. I guess I should have looked at the shelving information and noticed the heart for romance....I only looked at the cute cover and the title with knitting in it (though how you call trash romance I will never understand). I was enjoying the storyline and all, even after a non-PG rating part early on and a bit of swearing. But when the middle was page after page of stuff I had to skip because of how detailed it was, I had to quit. In short, way too graphic sexually and way too much swearing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Brown | 1/31/2014

    " LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Another wonderful read by my newly found favorite Author. Rachel's books have prime position on my shelves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/28/2014

    " More yarny romance crack, this was. Again, a delightful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 1/27/2014

    " Loved it! Was hard to put down. Kept telling myself "just one more chapter...". Look forward to her next book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 1/18/2014

    " Small town on the west coast, some eccentric characters and a central theme of knitting!! Long lost papers of a famous knitter are found and the main character has to deal with her long lost love when he reurns to town. Cute story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Harris | 1/16/2014

    " This is a fun read. Especially if you are a knitter. I really loved the fact that she is able to open her own yarn shop. Any knitter would love to do that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frenchhornbook | 12/22/2013

    " So my review accidentally got deleted, but basically, it was similar to her first book and Lucy was a very REAL character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thorn MotherIssues | 12/16/2013

    " I'm not good at reading romances and this version of knitting celebrity still doesn't really work for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 11/26/2013

    " This was good! I didn't enjoy it as much as her first one, because I didn't relate as well, but I did enjoy the story. I enjoyed the romance. I just really liked it. A nice, feel-good love story with knitting thrown in for kicks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat Fithian | 11/21/2013

    " I really enjoy all of the knitting references, and I'm enjoying the community of knitters in Cypress Hollow, also. Herron is doing a lovely job of weaving romance, knitting and family life together. Yum! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/19/2013

    " I loved this book, even though I had to skip over the sex scenes. I may have to re-read the first book, as I rated it so much lower than this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne Gries | 11/15/2013

    " What a lovely book! I read it on vacation and it was perfect! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 10/30/2013

    " This book was ok. I was looking for something light to read between nonfiction books and it suited that purpose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/3/2013

    " I really enjoy these books and it's obvious that the author is more comfortable with her position in this novel. She incorporates more diversity. I really enjoy the way she incorporates the knitting and Eliza Carpenter in these stories. Always makes my hands itch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Knitcookwrite | 9/28/2013

    " What a delightful love story. Rachael Herron presented a lovely story knitted with love and yarn and dealt with the tenderness needed in dealing with an elderly parent with dementia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 9/28/2013

    " I loved this book and all of the knitting references. Also liked how the author had the other characters come back from the last book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becca R.G. | 5/28/2013

    " I won this in a blog contest, so I thought I should read it. Turns out, I still can't read romance novels. I had to skip a bunch of sections because I was too embarrassed to read them. Ah well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 4/16/2013

    " I love Rachael's writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Keely | 12/30/2012

    " I really really couldn't stop reading this book once I started. I love the characters and wished I were the lead female character in this book! I can't wait for the next book to come out. Love the romance and the trashy love scenes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 12/18/2012

    " Cute, light, sweet story. I enjoyed it thoroughly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 11/5/2012

    " I am presently on a knitting marathon ... so reading a book about the subject seemed a natural ... I am even planning a knitting cruise!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 6/20/2012

    " These characters are so fun to read. I'm totally not a romance novel kind of girl and have really enjoyed reading this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/21/2012

    " An enjoyable way to spend a few hours - that's all it took me, because the writing flowed along for me. I rather liked the S.S., and the mother and best friend characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inky | 11/10/2011

    " Sweet and funny with some spice! Just what I needed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 11/7/2011

    " Can't wait to read the next book in this series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cj | 11/6/2011

    " I loved this book and also the other one by Rachael Herron. Can't think of the name of it but both were great. I got so involved in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 10/31/2011

    " More yarny romance crack, this was. Again, a delightful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 9/16/2011

    " Wonderful, relaxing story. I Love the way Rachel writes, I also get all twisted up and then remeber that she will make things work out in the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 9/7/2011

    " This book was ok. I was looking for something light to read between nonfiction books and it suited that purpose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 9/1/2011

    " love knit background and the love story. powerful combo for me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 8/27/2011

    " Appealing characters, slightly predictable plot but with an Alzheimers twist. Graphic scenes. are not needed for this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 8/22/2011

    " I like this series Herron has created. I thought this installment was heavier on the cheese than the first book. But I love the characters, the adventure and the knitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moira | 6/27/2011

    " Oh yeah. I liked this one. I've already decided I've got to read more by Rachael Herron. Ok, so it follows the traditional romance novel plot line, but the writing is fun, the sex is good, the characters are engaging, and I want to know what happens next in Cypress Hollow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 5/20/2011

    " What a lovely book! I read it on vacation and it was perfect! "

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About the Author
Author Rachael Herron

Rachael Herron received her MFA in writing from Mills College. Her blog, Yarnagogo, gets more than one hundred thousand readers a month. She has been knitting since she was five years old and is known among her friends as simply “the Knitter.” She lives in Oakland, California.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.