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A Stitch in Time (Choc Lit) (Time Traveller Book 1) by [James, Amanda]
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4.4 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in Time Traveller (2 Book Series)

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A time-travel tale á la Dr Who only with a heroine going back to three different periods, making sure people find their happy ending. It is a pure delight according to my reader. --Sarah Broadhurst, The Bookseller, Paperback Preview, December 2012.

Hitch a ride and whisk back in time with a heroine readers will relate to, feel sympathy for and then root on till the finish. James effortlessly creates vibrant characters and places them in different eras, with each setting spot on. Even the dialogue changes as the time periods do. Readers will be on the edge of their seats from chapter to chapter waiting for the next adventure to begin in this unique, romantic story.

July's Top Pick for Mainstream Fiction

--RT Book Reviews Magazine, July 2013

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1141 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Choc Lit (28 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BNGXVTC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,780 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sarah's life is turned upside down early in the story (no spoilers). Then she is approached by John to become a time traveller (stitch), of course she doesn't believe a word he says but find herself agreeing to be a stitch just to get rid of him. It seems a stitch is given a few missions to travel back in time and fix things and when they have finished their quota of missions, their minds are wiped of the memories of what they did. It was a fun story travelling back to 1920s London, 1870s mid west USA, and 1940 s blitz in Sheffield. A romance develops between John and sarah but things get complicated. This book is fun and easy to read and I wi read the follow up.
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Very unusual storyline. Light, heart-warming and entertaining.
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I really liked this book, it kept me gripped on the commute, I normally read chick lit books which I reckon this book probably comes under, but has a few fabulous twists, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants something a little different.
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I had great hopes for this book, I've read others that address similar themes, but this was just awful. Badly written and a bad idea to start with. Sorry.
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I really loved this book! Sarah is a stitcher- sent to stitch up time holes. John is a time needle, her handler- kind of like Dean Stockwell from the televsion show Quantum Leap. Together they are able to sew up the time holes and save people.

Sarah's first mission is to WW2 Sheffield. I would say thrown in at the deep end as most of the time she is there, bombs are dropping. Her next mission is Edwardian London. I loved the Upstairs Downstairs references, and Amanda James really made you feel like you were there. Sarah gets into trouble with the lady of the house and ends up blackmailing her.

She stitches up the problem and is returned to the present and John.

John is a sweet character with a great back story, who is secretly in love with Sarah. At that point Sarah has a crush on him too but doesn't truly feel how deep until her next mission. After returning from the old west, John and Sarah's relationship became romantic - but things start to spiral out of control. She is given one last mission. She is sent to the 1920's to save mankind - no pressure there. Sarah manages to save the day and her relationship with John in plenty of time.

This book is fresh and original and I would love for it to develop into a series of books. It puts a different spin on time travel and makes it the most unique book I have read in years. I highly recommend A Stitch in time, it is the perfect holiday read.
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By Welsh Annie TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Mar. 2013
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This is such a clever book, a really easy read which I enjoyed immensely. Amanda James has such an imagination...

I really don't want to tell the whole story and spoil it for others but the Amazon blurb will tell you that Sarah is a history teacher - getting over the break up of her marriage in the worst possible circumstances - who is presented with the proposition of time travel by evening visitor with a clipboard, John Needler. Her reaction is wonderful and very real - she's wholly convinced she's hallucinating. The whole set up - the mysterious controllers (the spindly ones), the Time Needles and the Stitches in Time saving nine - is so well thought through, and Sarah begins her mission to change history. She travels back to the blitz in Sheffield, to the time of the suffragettes and to the locust-infested US west - and the ways in which she tries to complete her missions are so cleverly and entertainingly told. And Sarah's present day story continues throughout, a more conventional story of misunderstandings, trust and love which proceeds and finishes quite perfectly.

The slices of historical life during Sarah's time travels are beautifully done, a brilliant reinterpretation of life-changing events, wonderfully entertaining and constantly tongue-in-cheek seen through Sarah's modern eyes. She's an excellent character, feisty, sharp. I particularly loved the reinterpretation of some common sayings from the perspective of the Stitches and Needles.

Overall, great fun and an excellent escapist read that leaves you with a smile on your face.
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didnt know what to expect from a book about time travel but got to say this book did not disappoint. sarah is a character you can easily associate yourself with and the characters from the past you find yourself wishing the author could have written one book just about their lives as they were so intriguing. great book and will be putting the sequel on to my ever growing to read list.
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Sarah is a divorced history teacher in her mid-thirties. Her personal and professional life lack inspiration and direction, until one evening John arrives on the doorstep offering her an incredible opportunity to travel - in time. Her role is to go back in time and save the lives of three people. Does she have the ingenuity, courage and strength required to do this, and will she find her own happy ending?

Being a huge fan of Quantum Leap I was immediately attracted by this book's wonderful premise, and I'm pleased to say that this story has the same amount of heart and humour that made the television series so enjoyable. The explanation of time travelling via 'needles' and 'stitches' in time is handled with such a light and natural touch that we are immediately able to suspend our disbelief, as fantasy and reality are seamlessly blended.

I think the author has chosen fascinating places and periods in history for Sarah to jump back to: the Sheffield blitz, London's suffragette movement, and the American West of the 1870s. The description of these eras feels authentic, as do the voices of the people she helps there. Sarah's genuine concern for the people she meets, mixed with her witty thoughts about the sexism she encounters make the storytelling come alive. I enjoyed Sarah's first three journeys so much, that I would have liked her to spend longer in each era.

The central love story is given an extra twist by the time travelling, and although I struggled a little bit with Sarah's last jump and its aftermath, the conclusion sets things up for the possibility of a sequel, which I would snap up without hesitation.

In the interests of disclosure I'd like to say that I won this book in a competition.
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