A Stitch in Time
Sarah Yates is a thirty something history teacher, divorced, disillusioned and desperate to have more excitement in her life. Making all her dreams come true seems about as likely as climbing Everest in stilettos.
Then one evening the door bell rings and the handsome and mysterious John Needler brings more excitement than Sarah could e ...more
Sadly this book did not deliver what I was hoping for. The idea is neat but it is poorly execut ...more
For Sarah, disaster follows disaster until John Needler knocks on her door … and then her life changes in a dramatic way! Through Sarah we get to spend time in Sheffield in 1940, Edwardian England, 1920’s and in t ...more
It took me quite a while to get into this book but I think this is because I was so unsure about the whole time travelling thing but I am so glad I gave this book a chance because when the time travelling first came to light in the story our main character Sarah takes it in such a great way, she doesn't seem to take it as a normal da ...more
The story opens with Sarah Yates being drenched by a bus and having a bad day, which was a sign of worse things to come. Fast forward eighteen months and Sarah has just arrived home fr ...more
A Stitch In Time is very easy to read. The subject of time travel can be unbelievably complicated and baffling, but Amanda James manages to explain the way that it works in her novel in a very easy-to-understand way. I fou ...more
I can't really make my mind up about this. First I hated the way in which the book used famous sayings about time and explained with respect to the premise of Stitching Time - it was very tortured.
I enjoyed the way in which Sarah travelled back in time and was inevitably a maid and forced to light fires and peel potatoes. I also liked the mixture of people she had to save - not all famous people. The insights into history were also interest ...more
This comes at a time in her life when she needs it, needs a purpose, needs excitement, needs love, as she's just been run through the ringer by her ex-husband.
The time travel escapades were both cute and interesting. She has to be a maid in 1913 with a horribly bossy and evil employer, ...more
I would have liked thi ...more
It's good fun, entertaining from start to finish, with some laugh aloud moments, but with a more s ...more
When I heard that Choc Lit was going to be releasing a time-travelling story, I knew immediately that this would have to be bought and devoured within the space of a day. Indeed, by the end I was begging for more, and this begging was made all the more easy by the wonderful world of Twitter where I immediately rushed to ask whether there would be a second book. Fingers crossed!
A Stitch in Time is a wonderful story, not only giving us a unique and intriguing insight into different times of the pa ...more
A stitch in time saves nine …or does it? Sarah Yates is a thirty-something history teacher, divorced, disillusioned and desperate to have more excitement in her life. Making all her dreams come true seems about as likely as climbing Everest in stilettos.
Then one evening the doorbell rings and the handsome and mysterious John Needler brings more excitement than Sarah could ever have imagined. John wants Sarah to go back in time …
Sarah is whisked from the Sheffi ...more
It's a fast paced easy reading contemporary romance which follows the adventures of ...more
Ms James takes time to introduce Sarah to us. We feel her pain as she questions her own self worth in a tumble of emotions. John comes across as quite steady and self assured as soon as we meet him. Both of the main characters are strong individuals but the author doesn’t spend as much time buildi ...more
If you read the book description You will know it contains time travel and maybe think of The Time Travellers Wife or Dr Who ...more
The re-inventing of the concept of a 'stitch in time' is clever and but there is very little sci fi in this book as it is unashamedly about focusing on an ordinary woman who is far stronger than she ever realised. It ...more
From the start this book had me trapped in time, caught between the pages of this fabulous story. I really couldn't put this book down and it took me longer to read than normal as I wanted to savour every moment.
It's a very magical, humorous and unique story. The description informs us Sarah is a History teacher getting over a broken marriage, which she is frankly much better out of. Then one day a handsome, but very strange visitor knocks on her door, ...more
I'm a total sucker for time-travel romance in various genres, whether that's the Doctor and River Song or The Time Traveler's Wife. I had high hopes for this book, but they mostly fell flat. The real weak point is, sadly, the romance. It's a real instalove ...more
Sarah Yates is looking for more in her life. She finds herself in her 30's (when did that happen?), divorced, and teaching history to students who aren't really interested in the first place.
On an otherwise normal, boring evening, John Needler appears at Sarah's door and makes her an offer she can't refuse. After all, she's looking for more excitement, right? It appears John can travel back in time.
Sarah soon finds herself in various locations, livin ...more
We never know who "the powers that be" are, but we know that the Needle is John, and the Stitch is Sarah. We all know that where there is a man and a woman there will be a romance. It's not an overpowering love story. Just one that carried ...more
The book is decent but I just didn't like the setup of the story. You know, the typical average or below average heroine with her super duper uber beautiful best friend that steals her husband. It just seems I've been reading a lot of that type of setups lately and this just grates on me how easily authors use that device to create some quick "tragedy" for the heroine.
I was also quite disappointed how quickly when the hero comes out of nowhere just when the heroine's down on her luck to explai