🎧 A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong @KelleyArmstrong #SamanthaBrentmoor #LoveAudiobooks

Posted September 6, 2021 by Robin in Book Review / 15 Comments

🎧 A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong @KelleyArmstrong  #SamanthaBrentmoor  #LoveAudiobooksA Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong
Narrator: Samantha Brentmoor
Series: Thorne Manor #1
on October 13, 2020
Genres: Science Fiction Fantasy
Length: 10 hours, 39 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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Thorne Manor has always been haunted...and it has always haunted Bronwyn Dale. As a young girl, Bronwyn could pass through a time slip in her great-aunt’s house, where she visited William Thorne, a boy her own age, born two centuries earlier. After a family tragedy, the house was shuttered and Bronwyn was convinced that William existed only in her imagination.

Now, twenty years later Bronwyn inherits Thorne Manor. And when she returns, William is waiting.

William Thorne is no longer the boy she remembers. He’s a difficult and tempestuous man, his own life marred by tragedy and a scandal that had him retreating to self-imposed exile in his beloved moors. He’s also none too pleased with Bronwyn for abandoning him all those years ago.

As their friendship rekindles and sparks into something more, Bronwyn must also deal with ghosts in the present version of the house. Soon she realizes they are linked to William and the secret scandal that drove him back to Thorne Manor. To build a future, Bronwyn must confront the past.

A Stitch in Time is the first book of the series.  It is a gothic romance set in the Thorne Manor house in present day and a time 200 years ago.  There are murders to be solved and ghosts whose motivations are not quite known.  It isn’t often a time travel book works for me, but in this context it really does.  The mystery, the romance and even the time shifting add to the entire experience.

Bronwyn hasn’t been back to Thorne Manor since the summer she was fifteen.  That was the summer she fell in love with a boy from the past and lost her Uncle to a tragic accident.  Now she is a widow and has just returned to a house she has inherited almost twenty years later.  There are ghosts in the house and they are trying to speak to Bronwyn or maybe they are trying to hurt her.  She also thought it was maybe a dream in the past, the boy she fell in love with, but he is there 200 years ago and she has just fallen back into the past to see the man he has become.

I had a great time in this story.  It is almost a blend of the gothic feel of Withering Heights and the mystery So I Married an Ax Murderer.  But it totally works.  There are some rumors surrounding William, Bronwyn must decipher for herself if the boy she knew so long ago is capable of murder.  With a mystery to solve and a love to rebuild, I was engaged in this story the entire time.  I also love it when I don’t figure out the mystery until the end and I will have to say I was kept in suspense the entire time.  A fun read for both romantics and suspense buffs.

Narration:

Samantha Brentmoor is a new to me narrator.  She did a good job at capturing the gothic feel of the novel and adding a feeling of suspense when needed.  I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.

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About Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could
write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a
story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls
and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. Today, she continues to
spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked
away in her basement writing dungeon. She lives in southwestern
Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

Rating Breakdown
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Narration (Audio)
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Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Posted September 6, 2021 by Robin in Book Review / 15 Comments


15 responses to “🎧 A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong

  1. Anne

    I was going to start off saying I read this a long time ago and saw it was published in 2020. !! Well, it feels like it’s been years. It had been a long time since I’d read and time traveling romance, or romance of any type (I’m going through a really long dry spell with romance), but I’m an Armstrong fan. What stuck with me the most is that there weren’t the usual situations thrown in to cause drama and conflict. the two main characters are level headed and thoughtful and I appreciated that.

    • Yes I would agree. I did like that both were in their late 30s and didn’t make some of the really trope mistakes of other books. I really liked both characters

  2. Everything about this one sounds like it will be a book I love. And it’s by Kelley Armstrong which makes me want to read it even more. I am so glad you liked it, Robin.

  3. I am always on the lookout for a good gothic romance, there just aren’t enough of those themes out there in the fictional realm. Happy to see you enjoyed this one so much.

    Great Review.

  4. Lorna

    I got this awhile ago to listen to but haven’t had a chance to listen yet. Because of that, I didn’t read your whole review. But seeing you liked it so much I probably need to bump it up on my list.

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