I am enjoying Kelley Armstrong’s historical time travel fantasy series, A Stitch in Time, and was delighted to read the holiday novella Snowstorms & Sleigh Bells featuring the couples from booking the first two novels. Romance, adventure and the magic of Christmas await you…
by Kelley Armstrong
Series: A Stitch in Time #2.5
Genres: Fantasy, Historical Romance
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It’s a Victorian Christmas at Thorne Manor, and Rosalind Courtenay is staying far, far away from the door that leads to the twenty-first century. It took her four years to get back home, and she’s never going near the time stitch again. But her five-year-old son has other plans, and Rosalind finds herself plunged back into the modern world, where she decides to face her fears and give her family the holiday gift of a lifetime. Once again, Fate has other ideas, sending a blizzard to derail Rosalind’s cautious planning and toss them all into a whirlwind of savage snowstorms, spectral sleigh bells and, perhaps, a Christmas ghost or two.
Snowstorms & Sleigh Bells takes place after the events of Twist of Fate and its Christmas at Thorne Manor. With her brother-in-law descending on their home, Rosalind and her family are celebrating at Thorne Manor. Rosalind intends to stay far away from the stitch in time… that is, until her five-year-old son crosses over into the modern world.
Soon Rosalind, August and Edmund are exploring the modern world. From car rides to ghostly specters, the story was delightful. Armstrong shares the modern world with Rosalind’s family, but the author also explores the affects of PTSD. The characteristics were well presented and seamlessly woven into the story.
While getting an introduction into the next full-length novel A Turn of the Tide, we are also treated to Rosalind teaching her family about different times and religious celebrations during the holiday season, including Jewish traditions. I am excited about Miranda’s story!
We get to see William and Bronwyn and updates on their lives. The story was a treat and made an excellent epilogue of Rosalind’s story. I recommend reading/listening to this series in order.
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Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)
I’ve wanted to give this series a try, I liked a couple of her YA books I’ve read. Glad to hear these are good as well! Great review!
The cover reminds me a little of the Doctor Who Christmas episode involving the Snowmen. This is an author I’ve really been wanting to read.
I will read more of her books one of these days.
Anne - Books of My Heart
I love this author and I own some of the series but haven’t read them yet.
I can’t wait to read these Christmas novellas. I listened to book two and want to go back for book one first.
Sounds fun indeed. I hope to pick up this series soon.
I love Kelley Armstrong. I really should try this series. It looks like something I would enjoy and I know I like her writing style. Wonderful review.
I was not familiar with this series- thanks for this review!
I have read something similar, but it was more of a murder mystery. I might give this one a go one day