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Summary

Please note the run-time of this production. It is a novella, not a full-length book.

The North Yorkshire moors are always a magical place, but they’re particularly enchanting at the holidays... especially if one gets to travel back in time to a Victorian Christmas. 

For Bronwyn Dale, it is the stuff of dreams. Fancy dress balls, quirky small-town traditions, even that classic one-horse open sleigh, complete with jingle bells. There’s just the tiny problem of the butterfly effect. How does a time traveler make a difference without disrupting the future forever?

©2020 K.L.A. Fricke Inc. (P)2021 K.L.A. Fricke Inc.

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Cute short story

As interesting as the other books in the series. I really enjoyed listening to it.

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I just could listen to this without cringing, I live about 20 miles from where the story is set and apparently we all speak with an Oirish accent???

I get it, the story is written from the perspective of a Canadian, but what I don't understand is why most none British narrators (North America, I'm looking at you) think everyone from the UK sounds like they're from Downtown Abby, a street urchin in Dick Van Dyke's version of London or some amalgamation of every accent in the English language known to man????

I listen to none offensive, cosy mystery type stories to help me drift off to sleep, this just kept me up all night in utter consternation, bepuzzlement and bewilderment....

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  • Bird Lady 147
  • 13-11-21

More of a TELL all

This reads like an easy read Victorian era history pamphlet . It’s the main character narrator stopping mid story lines to fully explain what would really be happening in Victorian times as opposed to modern day. There is a bit of story going on a ghost does show up… but perhaps this is a lead up to spin off story lines… who knows it would be better if it were free not worth the $4 plus definitely not worth a credit!

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  • Tiffany Latham
  • 14-10-21

Disappointing, Fade To Black Story after a Spicy Main Story

A Stitch in Time is amazing with a splash of spice, but this Novella was a disappointing continuation. At best, it is a watered-down, barely G rated, Holiday Hallmark TV story. I wish the author kept the same flow and details as the main story. Not just for the spicy scenes but it also lacked the visual imagery the first book had.

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  • HGTMoney
  • 02-02-22

Same Great Narrator From Book 1

This little novella was quite a treat if you liked the Stitch series. It was a quick read and gives a great view of "what happens next" from the first story, as well as what happens "in between" the other two books.

It's short and to the point. It has a little drama, a little action, a little romance, and a little history.

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  • C
  • 07-01-22

A bite-sized Stitch in Time

This book is part of the "A Stitch In Time" series as a lovely addendum to afore mentioned book. William and Bronwyn are settling into their "impossible situation" and making it work as best they can. Bronwyn is returning from a semester of teaching in Toronto, to Thorne Manor in High Thornesbury.

Almost immediately, one is caught up in the writing and sweet banter between our two progtagonists.

I very much enjoyed this novella, adding to the Thorne's adventures. If you enjoyed A Stitch In Time, you'll definitely enjoy this. :)

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  • LlamaLill
  • 06-12-21

Delightful!

I absolutely loved this novella! The story is full of imagery of theVictorian Christmas season, and the characters' relationships left me smiling with definite holiday "warm fuzzies."

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  • RaginEagle
  • 23-11-21

good

a good short follow up. I like this story line. on the the next one

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  • Madison W Fairbanks
  • 03-10-21

Ballgowns and Butterflies

Ballgowns and Butterflies by Kelley Armstrong
A Stitch in Time series book 1.5. Time travel holiday historical and contemporary romance novella. Revisit the couple from the first book. Best read after the first book to avoid spoilers.
Bronwyn flies home after the semester ends to spend the holiday with William in their ancestral home. The house is dark but he has a surprise for her.

So sweet. Holiday traditions and love are evident in the story. Bronwyn worries about the Butterfly effect and their love is the glue in each century. It was lovely to know they have been able to make their very different times, habits and connections work for them.

Previously published in an anthology called Upon a Winter Sky.

🎧 I alternated between an ebook copy and an audiobook. The narrator, Samantha Brentmoor, did a wonderful job with voice differences and drama. I enjoyed the performance at my regular speed of 1.2 without feeling it needed to be faster.

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  • Fan
  • 10-08-21

OMG ... thoroughly delightful!

Perfection when you need an escape to happy-ism. This story left me totally warm and feeling good thoughts.

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  • Sherry
  • 05-08-21

lighthearted ditty

great narrator. Their first Christmas together and she balances expectations and how to live their dual time life with baby on the way.

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  • Kym McCarty- Morlan
  • 07-07-21

FUN!! COULD NOT PUT DOWN...

I love everything about this book. I love the time-travel I love the wave that the author Kelley Armstrong Blends in Victorian England and modern day America. I love that the two can blend so cohesively