Reviewed by Deborah Stone for Readers' Favorite
Rosie’s Scarf by Christina Galeone is a short story that captivates you. Kate is a single woman and her friend, Lexi, is forever trying to fix her up with eligible men which has never worked out well. Both women love to knit and Lexi offers her friend a challenge that might just bring some “excitement” and “romance” into her life. The challenge is to knit an infinity scarf using Nana Rose’s secret pattern. Wearing the scarf will almost certainly guarantee romantic success, or so Lexi says. Kate accepts the challenge and has time to knit the scarf before her weekend getaway at Lexi’s beach house. Kate wears the scarf while walking along the beach. She meets Shawn when she gets hit with a Frisbee that he tossed for his dog, Norton. Is the scarf working? Shawn is an artist living at the beach, not a likely prospect for Kate. Is there magic here? Has Rosie’s scarf done its job? Or is this just a chance encounter with a nice man and his dog who happen to live here.
Christina Galeone gives us an interesting and realistic read that, although it is brief, is full of charm and impact with a full-sized story that pulls you in right away. The author touches on a subject that most women can easily relate to. "Is there someone special for me and will I find him?" Christina’s story is well written and well developed with characters that are realistic and sympathetic. I enjoyed this story.