A Turn of the Tide by Kelley Armstrong

October 4th, 2022 Kimberly Review 22 Comments

4th Oct

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.

A Turn of the Tide by Kelley Armstrong
A Turn of the Tide
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.

ROMANCE SUSPENSE Time Travel well written

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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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. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the NYT-bestselling "Women of the Otherworld" paranormal suspense series and "Darkest Powers" young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

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22 Responses to “A Turn of the Tide by Kelley Armstrong”

  1. Greg

    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?? 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. Wendy

    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.