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Wishes and Stitches (Cypress Hollow Yarn #3)

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It has always been Naomi Fontaine’s dream to practice small-town medicine—an ambition that brought her to Cypress Hollow, the charming, tight-knit community her late friend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter, loved so well. But no matter how hard she tries, Naomi can’t seem to fit in here. Then rugged Rig Keller moves in to take over half of Naomi’s medical practice, and insta ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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ALPHAreader
Jul 16, 2011 ALPHAreader rated it it was amazing
Dr Naomi Fontaine might have made a huge mistake in moving to Cypress Hollow. The townsfolk are wary of her and even after months of being the only doctor in town and eating at the same diner every morning, nobody has really warmed up to her. Not that she can blame them . . . Naomi knows that while she’s a great doctor, her bedside manner leaves a little something to be desired. She can’t do chit-chat or idle small-talk; she’s painfully shy and in the past that aloofness has come across as stuck ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Naomi Fontaine's biggest dream was to live in a small town overlooking the beach. The kind where you can stop in the diner in the morning and have breakfast. Stopping at a table that is reserved just for you as you wave hi to everyone in town that's there for breakfast too.

And that's the very reason why she has settled down in the small, beachside town on Cypress Hollow, to begin a new life for herself, to open up a small health clinic like her dad used to have and be the resident doctor. Living
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Meagan
Nov 27, 2013 Meagan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first of Rachael Herron's books I have read. Thoroughly enjoyed this romance, with plenty of twists and turns to keep me interested and unable to put the book down! Didn't hurt that Naomi's love interest,Rig,rides a Harley either :)
Nicole Brown
Jul 16, 2012 Nicole Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


The trifecta of awesomeness... Rachel has done it again with a story that wraps you up and takes you on a sweet ride... Be warned tho, you may find a new found interest in knitting ;)
Karen
Aug 18, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
I would give it 3.5. Fun book Really enjoy these books
Carolyn
Oct 14, 2011 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oops, finished this one a week or two ago but never marked it.

Rachel's a good friend so I don't really feel objective. BUT IT WAS GREAT.
ALPHAreader
May 14, 2012 ALPHAreader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dr Naomi Fontaine might have made a huge mistake in moving to Cypress Hollow. The townsfolk are wary of her and even after months of being the only doctor in town and eating at the same diner every morning, nobody has really warmed up to her. Not that she can blame them . . . Naomi knows that while she’s a great doctor, her bedside manner leaves a little something to be desired. She can’t do chit-chat or idle small-talk; she’s painfully shy and in the past that aloofness has come across as stuck ...more
Lorraine
Jun 23, 2017 Lorraine rated it liked it
Gave it a 3 star although it was very slow and very cheesy. A very simple story.
Jennifer
Sep 11, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
It took me a while to get into Wished & Stitches. It took like a third of the book to connect with Naomi. I didn't get her at first. I have read and enjoyed books with socially awkward females, but at first Naomi didn't come across like that. You are in her head, but I couldn't understand why she wouldn't talk to anyone. The book opens with her in the diner and you read how she wishes people would stop by and say hello. She wishes she were a part of the community like everyone else is. Right ...more
Pauline
Jun 16, 2017 Pauline rated it really liked it
On ne va pas se mentir : Naomi est parfois très chiante dans ses réactions, mais pourtant j'ai beaucoup aimé ses interractions avec le personnage de Rig et de sa famille.
L'histoire et très mignonne et même si l'intrigue ne laisse que peu de place à l'originalité, les personnages rendent le tout très sympathique. J'ai trouvé intéressant en plus de voir que la construction du personnage de Rig est assez différente de ce qu'on a l'habitude de voir dans le genre. Une bonne surprise !
Belinda
Naomi Fontaine is a buttoned-up emotionally repressed and shy doctor who leaves her small town practice to go to a medical conference. While there she hooks up with a hot doctor for a night of incredible sex. On returning to work, she finds out that her absentee partner has hired a new doctor for her practice and it is ... (surprise surprise) her one night stand! Et cetera et cetera et cetera.

I read a lot of romance fiction in my teens and twenties. I was studying hard and working in customer se
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WifeMomKnitter
Sep 01, 2011 WifeMomKnitter rated it really liked it
From the book synopsis:

"It has always been Naomi Fontaine’s dream to practice small-town medicine—an ambition that brought her to Cypress Hollow, the charming, tight-knit community her late friend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter, loved so well. But no matter how hard she tries, Naomi can’t seem to fit in here. Then rugged Rig Keller moves in to take over half of Naomi’s medical practice, and instantly charms everyone in town . . . including Naomi.

Rig saw what a broken relationship did to his bro
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Alice Bola
Nov 01, 2011 Alice Bola rated it really liked it
I received this novel from William Morrow nearly two years ago and I am kicking myself for not picking it up sooner.
There was something very sweet about Wishes & Stitches. It transported me to a wonderful place by the seaside where everyone knows everyone else, where there is a great sense of community and family. I really enjoyed it and wished more than once a place like that really exists and that one day I hope to live there.

One of the best things about Wishes & Stitches is how perfe
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Marlene Cullen
Dec 15, 2013 Marlene Cullen rated it it was amazing
The first time I read a book, I read quickly because I can’t wait to find out what happens. Sometimes I reread a book and the second time around, I pay attention to detail. I notice how the author developed plot, described character. I notice what makes the story a good read. This is what just happened when I reread Wishes & Stitches by Rachael Herron.

Herron expertly juggles several characters, giving them distinct personalities, making them feel real. Plot development is smooth, transitions
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Marlyn
Nov 08, 2011 Marlyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: knitting, chick-lit, arc
Naomi Fontaine's dream has always been to be a small-town doctor. So when she has the opportunity to buy into a practice in Cypress Hollow, California, she jumps at it.
She's even able to get a charming little cottage to live in.

But, for some reason, it's not at all what she expected. Painfully shy, she never knows what to say to people, even when they speak to her first. At least, with old Dr. Pederson on such a long vacation, she's able to keep busy at work. And she can daydream about the uncha
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Katie
Nov 23, 2011 Katie rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I didn't expect a romance novel. I was actually expecting a book about a group of women in a small town that come together for a knitting circle, or something like that.

I wasn't ready for a hot and steamy romance. But it was the day before Thanksgiving and the day was winding down. It was time for me to catch my bus home and I thought I might as well get started. I waited and waited for my bus to come and then sat in traffic for almost an hour on a bus ride that normally takes only 10 minutes. W
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Beth Barany
Oct 31, 2011 Beth Barany rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Wow! This book made me cry. In a good way. Happy crying, as Doctor Who says. Rachael, you did it! Wishes and Stitches: A Cypress Hollow Yarn was hard for me to get through, the first half anyway. I was stuck at the half way mark for a month or so. The heroine, Naomi, is so cold, so buttoned up, so whiny, even though she's a capable doctor, in her own right. I just wanted to slap some sense into her. Then tonight in a mocha-induced urge -- I couldn't sleep even though it was late -- I finished th ...more
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
I'd give this book 2.5 stars...

Did I enjoy this book: This was not a book that I read every free chance I had. I found this book to be rather slow. It was really hard for me to get into.

I did not feel for the main character, Naomi, at all. I did not find her sympathetic. I didn't get her. She was a knitter - loved to knit - and she moved to a town that was full of knitters. Yet, she didn't share her secret with ANYONE but complained that she wasn't accepted in the town. I also did not buy her s
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Chanpreet
Apr 27, 2011 Chanpreet rated it it was amazing
I think Rachael Herron has done a great job with this book! I loved reading it and it was as good if not better than her previous two releases. Ms. Herron is wonderful at writing characters that have serious angst and emotional issues. They're very easy to relate to because we all have some sort of angst or pain in our own lives.

I really liked the characters of Dr.Naomi Fontaine and Dr.Henry "Rig" Keller. And once again the family members of Naomi and Rig also played very important roles not on
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Stacey Houllis
Mar 11, 2016 Stacey Houllis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rural-romance
This is the first book by Rachael Heron I have read. I didn;t realize it is part of series about Cypress Hollow and Eliza Carpenter's knitting yarn book. It has quotes about her in it. Naomi Fontaine is doctor who treated Eliza Carpenter in San Diego and became friends. Naomi moves to Cypress Hollow to work at the doctors clinic. The people in the town think she is a snob. Rig moves back to the town to be closer to his father and his widow brother and Nephew. Noami and Rig had a one night stand ...more
Elizabeth
Once again, another pretty good story with a few things that made me want to pull my hair out. I really want to like your stories, but you have to quit making me roll my eyes. This installment of the series was pretty fun to read. The heroine reminded me of myself with her social awkwardness. She goes over the top, but at least multiple characters in the story tell her so, and make it clear she needs to change if she wants to be accepted. Her improving her attitude was nicely realistic, not this ...more
Janeiowa
Mar 05, 2015 Janeiowa rated it it was ok
I read and loved Ms Herron's Cypress Hollow Yarn Series #'s 1, 2, and 4 before reading this #3. Wishes and Stitches , which was apparently titled with other names, was a disappointment. The main female character was not someone I could connect with. She had so many immature hangups and silly "secrets." I found her so whiny I almost gave up on the book.

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Sharon Redfern
Nov 16, 2011 Sharon Redfern rated it it was amazing
Purchased book-didn't get ER copy-Loved the book! Great story about 2 doctor's who are oppositesin many ways such as work style, romance, personality, etc. Naomi is a good doctor but isn't a people person but she really wants to be. Her one night stand Rig, turns out to be her new partner. He is charming and easy going. This couple really has to fight for the relationship but initially spend their time fighting the attraction to each other. They both have family issues and their siblings are the ...more
Anna
Sep 19, 2011 Anna rated it liked it
I received this book as a goodreads giveaway. This was the third book in a series and I did choose to read the other two books of the series prior to reading Wishes and Stitches. While I did enjoy the small town community of people who looked out for one another, I don't know any knitters who are sex crazed bombshells. I felt the characters come off as shallow as the author seems to be too focused on developing sexual tension, rather than depth of personality. My favorite person in the whole ser ...more
Tina Ambury
Mar 10, 2016 Tina Ambury rated it it was amazing
wow. only realised that I didn't have this book when I read A Life in Stitches earlier this week, before re-reading Cora's Heart #4
was instantly taken up by the richness of the characters and certainly didn't see either of the end twists coming.
Downloaded and read in the same -working- day as I didn't want to put it down.
This author never disappoints.
Am on-call tomorrow so unlikely to get any reading done so I'm glad the weekend is due; I have Cypress Hollow #5 Fiona's Flame, The Darlibg Songb
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Ria F
May 13, 2015 Ria F rated it it was amazing
Watching Naomi struggle with interpersonal relations, her complicated relationship with her sister Anna and her Mom, still I think grieving for the loss of her father at 17 all while trying to fit in as a small town doctor, the writer quickly draws us into Naomi's world and we want her to figure it all out. Discovering her one night stand from a medical conference in Seattle is in town - and will be working with her adds the expected twist. I read this book like most books, in bits and pieces - ...more
Jennifer
Mar 01, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Recommended to Jennifer by: Random library find
Shelves: 2013
Two people that are stubbornly determined to not like each other spend the entire book obsessing over the other after having had a one night stand. And then, of course, everyone is madly in love at the end. I give them all six months.

Knitting is mentioned a lot, but never really discussed. It's a standard formula of "____ and knitting...". "We'll have a dance and a knitting circle!" "They made a health clinic with an area for knitting." "She had her secrets and her knitting." "She sat on his la
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Mary
Aug 31, 2011 Mary rated it liked it
Family isn't always related by blood is the lesson Dr. Naomi Fontaine must learn. She also must learn that she can't control everything. Rig Keller is just the person to point that out. He has some lessons to learn as well. Rachael Herron's characters are engaging but I felt the story was a bit scattered and the romance was rushed. I liked it but felt this could have been two books. So many characters, so many issues that were touched on but not fully explored. Herron is a good storyteller but I ...more
Susan
Sep 19, 2011 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I recieved this as a first reads give away and want to say thank you for the chance to read and review these new books.

This book was really way to sexy for me. I did alot of skimming over those parts just so I could review the rest of it. Normally I wouldn't even finish this type of book.

The rest of this story had some real nice parts though. You really feel bad for this poor women who is so reserved that she feels the whole town is against her. I liked the new dr in town too. He was just so f
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Laura
Jan 01, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting, fiction, 2012
Another enjoyable novel in the Cypress Hollow collection. I really like this little town and wish it was a real place. I want to knit at Abigail's shop, buy books at Lucy's store, and read Eliza's books (especially Eliza's books!)

As for this story, the tropes of the romance genre kinda amuse me (big strong manly man, nobody looking for love and yet unable to resist), but I bought the chemistry between Naomi and Rig. I loved the family secrets that came out in the end, but I didn't totally buy Na
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Rachael Herron is the bestselling author of the novels The Ones Who Matter Most, Splinters of Light, and Pack Up the Moon (Penguin), the five-book Cypress Hollow series, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches (Chronicle). She received her MFA in writing from Mills College, Oakland. She teaches writing extension workshops at both UC Berkeley and Stanford and is a proud member of the NaNoWriMo Writer’s ...more
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