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A Stitch in Time by Amanda James

A Stitch in Time

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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Sarah is a disillusioned history teacher deserted by her husband and caught in her dull life. Enter John. John is a 'Time Needle' who is looking for a 'Stitch' - someone he can send back in time to help others. (Stitch in Time?) Sarah accepts the job, goes back to 1912 London, 1847 Kansas and 1928 London, all the while falling for John. This is highly entertaining, unfeasible, deliciously humorous, feel-good stuff laced with some fascinating slices of history. I am not sure it begins a series. It should for I would certainly enjoy more of Sarah's exploits.

Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.

If you like Amanda James you might also like to read books by Cecelia Ahern, Melanie Rose and Jane Lovering.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst


A Stitch in Time by Amanda James

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 door bell 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 Sheffield Blitz to the suffragette movement in London to the Old American West, trying to make sure people find their happy endings. The only question is, will she ever be able to find hers?


Top Pick!Hitch a ride and whisk back in time with a heroine readers will relate to, feel sympathy for and then root on til 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.Rating: Four 1/2 Stars Fantastic - Keeper

About the Author

Amanda James

Amanda James was born in Sheffield and now lives in Bristol with her husband and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, singing and spending lots of time with her grandson. She also admits to spending far too much time chatting on Twitter and Facebook! Amanda recently left her teaching role (teaching history to sixth form pupils) to follow her ambition to live her life doing what she most enjoys—writing. Amanda is a published author of short stories. Amanda’s novel A Stitch in Time will be released in April 2013.

Below is a Q&A with this author.

Who’s your favourite author?
Dean Koontz. He writes beautifully and has meaning and mystery in his books.

Who is your favourite literary character?
There are so many! Okay - Gandalf I think. He is fearless, represents good over evil, and prepared to give his life for others.

What’s the first book you remember reading?
One of the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton. I loved the idea of kids solving mysteries, going off on their own and outwitting adults!

How would you describe your novel?
A time travelling adventure full of excitement, love and derring-do.

What three things would you take if you were to be stranded on a desert island?
My laptop, (and some way of recharging it!) wine, and after I had a nice little holiday, a genie in a bottle so I could wish to be rescued!

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Publication date

4th April 2013


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Choc Lit


301 pages


Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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