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The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale

(Stormy Gale #2)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  22 reviews
London, 1841

There I was, retired from time pirating, enjoying a full if somewhat conventional life as a wife and mother. Then a chance encounter with a stranger drew me back into a world I'd thought I'd left, quite literally, in the past. From his odd behavior and even odder answers to my questions, I knew Phineas Grubb was up to something. I should have trusted my
Kindle Edition, 119 pages
Published May 28th 2012 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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I really enjoyed this follow-up to The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale. It has the same witty, dry writing that I loved, the same fascinating adventure plot and same twist on time-travel, mixed up with a health dose of history, albeit slightly reinterpreted Stormy-style.

One of the things I loved about The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale was the writing perspective, a contemporary American woman in the Victorian era, and this book continues that with hilarious references to missing the opportunity to
Riley Murphy
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was so happy when I received an arc for reviewing this one. I loved the first in the series, Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale.
Heres my spin on this one:

London, 1841

Retired from time pirating, Stormy is enjoying a full if somewhat conventional life as a wife and mother until a chance encounter with a stranger, Phineas Grubb, pulls her back into a world shed thought shed never visit again. But visit she must because this scheming interloper has his own time-travel mechanism and uses it to drag her
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: time-travel
Stormy thinks there is something fishy about the strange man buying thermometers, and the fact that she thinks he's a time traveler and decides to start stalking him, is going to land her brother, Bacon - yes, Bacon - in a whole lot of trouble.

I enjoyed The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale despite the fact that I was expecting steampunk and got a time travel story instead. I didn't realize coming into the story that this is book 2, which apparently had stronger steampunk elements to go with the
Tsana Dolichva
May 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell is the second story set in the same world and with the same protagonists. I read it without reading the first novella, The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale , also from Carina Press, and I didn't feel this novel/novella (it's right on the cusp) suffered for it. I suspect it contained many spoilers for the first story, and I can guess the general plot of the first story, but at no point did I feel lost or confused for not having read it.

That said,

Sharon Tyler
Jun 12, 2012 rated it liked it
The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell is the sequel to The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale. In this novel we return to the lives of time pirates Dorothy Gale, or Stormy, and her brother Bacon Frogs. Stormy has settled into an almost conventional life as wife to Dev and mother to Molly in London 1841. But one morning she spots a man, Phineas Grubb, acting strange and is sure that he must be a fellow time traveler. In her efforts to prove herself right Bacon is accidentally whisked away ...more
*Genre* Science Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5


The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale takes place 5 years after the end of The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale. It is now 1841, and Dorothy "Stormy" Gale is now a happily married woman known as the Duchess of Leister. She has all but retired from being a time pirate. She still pines for things like a good Google search and the comforts of the 21st century she left behind.

Her husband is Devlin aka Loony Duke of Leister. He continues to
Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Missed the romantic element, loved being back in this world!

One of my favorite reads last year was Christine Bell's THE TWISTED TALE OF STORMY GALE. In one short story she managed to create a luminous, exciting world of steampunk-ish time travel that was romantic and fun. The only part I disliked was that it had to end. Thank goodness she wrote a sequel!

Stormy's back, trying to be a respectable wife and mother, as much as her rather unconventional life can allow. But when she can't leave well
Tricia Schneider
This novella is the sequel to The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale which I also reviewed.

Although you could probably read these out of order without getting too lost, I highly recommend you begin with the first. There, we meet all the major characters and we get to fall in love with Dev, who becomes Stormy's husband. The first story is definitely in my opinion a romance, the second I can't quite label as such. Dev and Stormy are already married with a precocious daughter in this book, but I was
Christy B
So, last year I downloaded this really short ebook The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale when it was available for free on the publisher's website. It sounded interesting, and well, it was free. It was the tale of a time pirate named Stormy and her brother Bacon. Stormy was born in 1810, but was brought to the 21st century (along with Bacon) by a man named Gilly.

I won't say anymore, in case you want to check it out, which I do recommend, as you'll have some background for The Bewitching Tale of Stormy
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I should know better than to read the second (or third, or...) in a series without reading the first and this book definitely shows me why. In my defense, nowhere on the ARC I received from Netgalley did it say this was the second in a series.

Things I liked: The writing is dry, quirky, witty, fun. There is a good deal of adventure, twists on time-travel, and Stormy. I loved that she was a "modern" woman but based in Victorian England. There are modern references to Google and other things that
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
This is a novella length story.

World Building: Christine Bell did a great job developing the world in the first Stormy Gale. That allowed her to move ahead with this story with only some hints scattered when needed.
Characters: Stormy, Dev and Bacon have all grown and changed since the last story. Each is more fully developed. There are several interesting new characters introduced. I do love how the villain was disposed of.

Plot: Time travel in interesting and it is used throughout the story.
J.L. Hilton
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the sequel to The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale, the adventure of a former Victorian street urchin turned time pirate who is adopted by an inventor and grows up in the 1990s with a brother named Bacon Frogs.

In this new adventure, Stormy is on the tail of a suspicious man seeking mercury in 1841 London, and ends up in the middle of a Salem witch hunt. A little bit Doctor Who, a little bit Mission Impossible (cue the theme music: dun dun da-da), not too obnoxious on the steampunk, written as
Jun 03, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the second book in the Stormy Gale series, the first being The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale which I reviewed last year. I find that this is one of the rare occasions that I enjoyed the first book in the series better than the second.

The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale still has the same wonderfully witty tones that the first book did. I enjoyed seeing how the relationship between Stormy and Dev, her husband, has developed.

Then they ended up in 1698, in Salem. The time travel to the past
Nicki Markus
Apr 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Having enjoyed the first book in the series, I was keen to see how Stormy Gale's story would progress. Unfortunately, this instalment didn't captivate me as much as the first had.

I got into the first book quickly, entranced by the characters and the world-building. But this story took a while to get going and I was a little bored for the opening pages. But then things picked up and the story moved at a better pace. From then on there was nothing wrong with the story per se; it just didn't grab
May 22, 2012 rated it liked it
This story was a little difficult to get into because from the beginning it was obvious that I was missing something. Bewitching is the second book in the Stormy Gale series and although the author does give us some background on the characters, I still think I would have benefitted from reading book one before reading this one. Stormy is a great character. Shes head strong and definitely more of a 21st century woman which makes it difficult for her to fit in both 1841 London and 1698 Salem, MA. ...more
Ginny Lurcock
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 stars, all the way. Another fun short excursion, but this time with some crunchy personal growth to break up the smooth chocolate Stormy goodness.

And now I want a candy bar.

Check out the full review here
Andrea (mrsaubergine)
3.5 stars. More of an adventure than a romance like the first book, but I still enjoyed it a lot. I loved the humorous way Bell gave Stormy a 21st-century voice, with all the necessary snark, which helped her cope with being thrown back into the time of the Salem witch hunts. Nice potential too for more time travels hunting for Grubb's cohorts.
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this sequel to The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale. My favourite time pirate, her husband Lord Leister and brother Bacon are back in this tale set in witch paranoid Salem!

Loved the story's fast pace and yet the character development didn't suffer. A satisfying romantic adventure read.
Nicole Luiken
2nd in series. Another enjoyable steampunk novella. Stormy Gale is a great character and the story zipped along. This time Stormy and her husband time travel back to Salem in the 1600s to save her brother, Bacon Frogs.

Wasn't quite sure about the twist at the end.
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
3 ½ Stars
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Jun 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I like this story much more than the first. A quick read, perfect for a weekend.

Proper review to come.
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Christine Bell is a romance author and also writes erotic romance as Chloe Cole. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys. If she gets time off from her duties as maid, chef, chauffeur, or therapist, she can be found reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from Young Adult novels to books on poker theory. She doesnt like root beer, ...more

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