A Turn of the Tide by Kelley Armstrong is the third full-length novel in the Stitch in Time series. Romance, adventure and pirates await you as Miranda Hastings steps through the time slip at Thorne Manor looking for adventure and lands in Georgian England.
by Kelley Armstrong
Series: A Stitch in Time #3
Genres: Time Travel
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In Thorne Manor there is one locked door. Behind it lies a portal to the twenty-first century, and nothing is going to stop Miranda Hastings from stepping through. After all, she is a Victorian writer of risqué pirate adventures—traveling to the future would be the greatest adventure of them all.
When Miranda goes through, though, she lands in Georgian England…and in the path of Nicolas Dupuis, a privateer accused of piracy. Sheltered by locals, Nico is repaying their kindness by being their “pirate Robin Hood,” stealing from a corrupt lord and fencing smuggled goods on the village’s behalf.
Miranda embraces Nico’s cause, only to discover there’s more to it than he realizes. Miranda has the second sight, and there are ghosts at play here. The recently deceased former lord is desperate to stop his son from destroying his beloved village. Then there’s the ghost of Nico’s cabin boy, who he thought safe in a neighboring city. Miranda and Nico must solve the mystery of the boy’s death while keeping one step ahead of the hangman.
It may not be the escapade Miranda imagined, but it is about to be the adventure of a lifetime.
I am absolutely loving this series (and several others) by this author. Miranda Hastings is a writer, explorer and good with a sword. She slips through the time slip intending to explore the future… only she goes thirty-years back in time from the Victorian era she lives in….back to where Nicolas Dupuis, a privateer accused of piracy, will die.
Miranda saves Nicolas Dupuis life, but mischief is a foot and soon the two are trying to solve a murder to set a ghost free, attempting to stop a corrupt lord who is overtaxing the good people of this seaport and keeping Dupuis from a date with the noose.
This was such an engaging tale from Miranda’s inquisitive nature to Nicolas and his whispered words in French. Ghosts, aid from the lord’s granddaughter and moments in caves to explore one another had me reading this in just two sittings.
I like the concept that Armstrong has developed that the time-slip sends the traveler where they are needed. Each book is an adventure with a delightful romance. As we travel, we learn about the places and times and get to enjoy a mystery or two.
The ending has me excited about the next book in this series. We get hints at the possible adventure, and I hope they come to fruition.
On a side note. These stories can be read as standalone. Armstrong does a great job of making each hold its own. I recommend reading the novella Snowstorms & Sleigh Bells if you’d like to learn how Miranda knew about Nicolas Dupuis.
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Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
Great review – I just picked up the first in this series at my library. I’ve read all the Rockton series and loved it so want to see how she handles a bit of fantasy. I expect to love it.
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
I hope you love them.
Rolé @ Hooked By That Book
I’m enjoying this series too. I’ll be honest, I liked the first two books more than this one, but still enjoyed it.
This was different, so I totally get that.
Thanks for reminding me I need to pick up this series.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. The audios are fantastic as well. I ended up buying those.
Great review, I’ve seen your other reviews and am wanting this. Thanks Kim
Ooo you would love them.
I like what I’ve read of Kelley Armstrong even though it’s mostly just been the rockton series and her YA book she wrote a few years ago, but I’d like to try more of her stuff- and time travel too?? 🙂
These are fantastic. Hope you try them Greg.
Carole @ Carole's Random Life
I have loved everything that I have read of Kelley Armstrong so far and this series is on my tbr. I am so glad to see that you liked this one so much!
Same. I hope you have time to enjoy these as well.
Lover of Romance
Great review you have of this one here Kimberly! I love that you enjoyed this one, and I don’t see many time traveler books anymore, so I definitely will add this to my list.
This series has been a lot of fun.
Another reminder for me to check out this series. I need to get to it soon, it sounds like just the kind of story I enjoy.
Oh my goodness …yes!
Anne - Books of My Heart
I’m thrilled to see it rated so highly. I pre-ordered this one during the Audible sale but I have to read the second one first.
I love them so much, I own the audios for all of them… lol
I can’t wait to read or listen to this one. Miranda’s adventure sounds fab. I jump on with book two, but still need to go back for book one.
I heard a lot about this series but I haven’t tried it. I should, I’m curious.
I hope you try them!