Needles and Pearls: A Novel : Two weddings and a year after her husband's funeral, Jo Mackenzie is finally starting to get the hang of being a single parent. The boys are thriving, the yarn shop is doing well - thanks to Jo's improvements - and she's just about keeping her head above water. But a man from Jo's past and a new romance with the hunky local carpenter come along and make life a whole lot more interesting. Can Jo cope when things get really complicated? Because if knitting really does keep you sane when life starts to unravel, Jo's going to need much bigger needles.