• A Twist of Fate

  • Stitch in Time Series, Book 2
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (353 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Three years ago, Rosalind Courtenay stumbled from the 19th century to the 21st, where she has been trapped ever since, leaving her husband and infant son behind. Now she's found her way back.

The problem, of course, is how to explain her absence to her husband. Does he think she abandoned him? Has he remarried? Is he happy in a new life? Rosalind decides to don a disguise in hopes of answering her questions before showing up on his doorstep. Instead, a twist of fate has her mistaken for her young son's new governess.

Rosalind has every intention of revealing herself as soon as August returns home from business. Until then, she'll get to know her son, a quiet child who has inexplicably been abandoned by an endless stream of governesses. That's when the hauntings begin. Rosalind has finally come home and something - or someone - doesn't just want her gone. They want her dead.

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Happy for the 2nd book to continue the series

I was very interested to see how the 2nd book would be intertwined with the 1st novel, and while this book is not quite as engaging as the this 1st one I was still moved to listen to it in one sitting.

If you like gothic novels like The Turn of the Screw, Rebecca, or Jane Eyre this book series will be up your ally. Will this novel be heralded is great literature as the aforementioned probably not but is is a fun enjoyable ride and worth a credit.

The 2nd book follow the disappearance of Rosalind the wife of August Courtenay. The Courtenay's live on a neighboring estate to Thorne Manor the home of William Thorne best friend of August . Thorne Manor the main setting for book 1 of the series is the epicenter of the "Time Stitch" that allows for people to travel between the 19th century and the 21st century. Rosalind is sucked through this rip in time unbeknownst to her husband. She is trapped in the 21 century for 4 to 5 years until she can return to her own time, this is where to heart of the story starts complete with a haunting.

My one pet peeve with the story is that we are told Rosalind is not impulsive that she studies and weights her options and this is how she is able to acclimate to the 21st century so much so we owns her own bakery business in just 5 years (never mind she would not have any personal documents or identification in this new time, but this is a fun book so I will let that go. . .). However, when she is faced with the key information of how to return to her home in the 19th century instead of doing the easy thing, the measured and sensible thing she act without thought. It is really this action that allows for much of the misunderstandings that are to follow. I dislike when a character takes actions that are out of character just so you can get them from point A to point B.

So while this book is not plotted as well as the the first is it still enjoyable and I look forward to more books in the series.

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Fantastic series

I loved A Stitch in time and I was so excited for this book, I finished it the first day. I love how I couldn't guess what was going to happen next.

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Not as captivating as the first book

An overall pleasant and entertaining experience, however, it was not as immersive as the first book, which I will definitely listen to again. This didn't have the same intensity and fell a bit flat in many places. The narrator was very well suited.

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Extremely disappointed!

I have loved this author for years and have looked forward to new stories but this one is not worth the credit. The story was stilted & unimaginative. The narration was terrible, so slow that I had to speed it up to reach a “normal” speaking rate. All in all a waste of time.

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love!

Great listen, would highly recommend. Good story line that keeps your in your toes. I especially loved the Ghost and romance aspect.

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Such a great series!

These books are so well-written. The storyline and mystery are a great read. The characters are likable. The reading is impeccable. The language is beautiful.

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You can never guess

This is in reason I loved this authors books 📚I cannot guess where the storyline is going like I can in some books. I love being surprised. A.P.

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Loved the story

I loved story but the narrator is so hard to follow. She speaks to fast or slow. Then can’t tell when another person is talking because she stop breath so we know another person is talking. I don’t even know if I can finish the book because how bad it is.
That is the only reason why I gave it a 3 star.

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A Must Read

2nd book on the series...I enjoyed the suspense. I highly recommend reading this book. Does follow book 1 very well.

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Hard to stop listening

Loved the story line and found myself sitting in my car listening longer even though I was at my destination. Great happy ending.

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  • Amanda Mcgovern
  • 02-22-22

Narrator dismally monotone

I'm glad I pursued the story to the end and cannot wait for the next installment, but I would request that the narrator finds herself another job or has some acting tuition. It was read in a monotone voice and the reader seems not to understand the concept of commas and full stops being an aid to breathing or pausing. The story was just a constant stream of words where I felt the instant need to place the pauses into the story myself.
Really difficult!

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  • Azalea
  • 05-12-22

Excellent book!

I've been a fan of Kelley Armstrong for many years. I don't love all of her book series but this one really is excellent.
I think the narrator has a very soothing voice.

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  • Mr Vlad
  • 02-13-22

it is ok, but not as good as other Keyley's books

it was little slow and predictable. To many words to explain feelings and thoughts. still not bad

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  • SARAH-JANE
  • 01-29-22

first time audiobook

I loved the story and the narrator, I felt as if I was there.