Mood Board: Real Men Knit

Just Believe in Youself.

Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson is a heart-warming story about family, loss, and finding the courage to go after what you truly want. I adored this book! It has such tremendous emotional depth. I loved reading about the Strong brothers and the way they struggled to keep their late mother’s knitting shop open after her passing. Each of the brothers were so well-developed, and their relationships with each other were both real and relatable.

There is a wonderful, slow-burn romance between one of the brother’s and his childhood friend, Kerry, who works at the knitting shop. I loved reading about them together and watching the way their relationship changed and developed throughout the book.

This is a romance novel with great emotional depth and perfect for readers of both fiction and romance! Don’t miss it!


Real Men Knit, by Kwana Jackson

When their foster-turned-adoptive mother suddenly dies, four brothers struggle to keep open the doors of her beloved Harlem knitting shop, while dealing with life and love in Harlem.

Jesse Strong is known for two things: his devotion to his adoptive mom, Mama Joy, and his reputation for breaking hearts in Harlem. When Mama Joy unexpectedly passes away, he and his brothers have different plans on what to do with Strong Knits, their neighborhood knitting store: Jesse wants to keep the store open; his brothers want to shut it down.

Jesse makes an impassioned plea to Kerry Fuller, his childhood friend who has had a crush on him her entire life, to help him figure out how to run the business. Kerry agrees to help him reinvent the store and show him the knitty-gritty of the business, but the more time they spend together, the more the chemistry builds. Kerry, knowing Jesse’s history, doesn’t believe this relationship will exist longer than one can knit one, purl one. But Jesse is determined to prove to her that he can be the man for her—after all, real men knit.