A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong
Thorne Manor #1
Time Travel/Gothic Romance
October 13, 2020 by Subterranean Press
I grabbed this book simply because the premise sounded interesting and it was written by Kelley Armstrong. The last time I picked up a Kelley Armstrong book it had werewolves and witches. A Stitch in Time is a lovely, gothic time-travel romance.
This was such a nice, easy read. I mean yeah, there were ghosts and slips through time and a murder mystery to solve, but I read this during election week and was thankful that it wasn’t too high drama. I really enjoyed both lead characters. One is a widowed professor who inherits her aunt’s remote estate in England and the other is a dashing Englishman who she’s been slipping through a stitch in time to visit since they were young children.
The mystery was interesting, but it was really the sweet romance between Bronwyn and William was what kept me reading. They have such great chemistry and a lovely connection. Even the HEA worked for me.
Enjoyed. I’m looking forward to seeing where this series goes next.
Final grade- B+
A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins
A Lady’s Guide #1
November 10, 2020 by Forever
I was really looking forward to this historical mystery/romance. From reading the blurb I kind of got the impression that this would be more on the rom-com side, full of fun shenanigans and such, which it wasn’t and may explain my disappointment. Maybe my expectations were too high going in, who knows.
I think the mystery takes center stage over the romance, even though the main characters work together for the most part to solve the series of murders. Lots of details and descriptions, not a whole lot of fun shenanigans, I wanted to like the heroine and hero together more than I actually did and never truly bought into their relationship.
In the end, I feel like A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem is okay. Not my favorite and not the worst I’ve read, but just okay.
Final grade- C