Real Men Knit Kwana Jackson
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Real Men Knit

Real Men Knit Kwana Jackson
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Published: 05/19/2020
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:…

Special thanks to Kwana Jackson & Berkley for providing our copy of Real Men Knit in exchange for an honest & fair review.

Real Men Knit is a sweet & tender novel about family, community & hope.

From the very first page, I am rooting for Kerry and Damian. They are childhood friends that are really more like chosen family. In the wake of Mama Joy’s death, Kerry, the Strong Brothers & the community share the grief of the insurmountable loss of Mama Joy.

Real Men Knit is a Highly Anticipated Spring Read

Jackson fills the pages of Real Men Knit. There is so much here. Each of the Strong men has a history of foster care. Meanwhile, Kerry has her own issues with her mother & is trying to navigate new opportunities in her career.

Kwana Jackson does a great job tackling some touch & deep issues without making the story too melancholy. While I love nothing more than a great binge read, I highly encourage you to take your time with this one.

Brotherly Love

I love the fights and conflicts between the brothers. Each are navigating the world without their mother figure. Through her writing, Jackson addresses the very real feeling of grief, loss, and heartache. The conflicts are believable & authentic. As a reader, I so appreciate that!

My fingers & toes are crossed for a sequel and/or a series. Jackson does a great job introducing readers to each of the Strong men. I have enough information about each of them that I truly hope we get more. Also, Kerry’s friend Val definitely deserves a HEA too!

I want more of the OKG too! Give me all the lowdown on the knitting ladies who Kerry loves so much.


Read Real Men Knit if you’re in the mood for a tender love story peppered with real and authentic heartache. This novel is a good reminder for us all to see hope in the future even when it seems all may be lost. If you enjoyed this one, be sure to read Well Met & Big Bad Cowboy!

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