On the Horizon – a twist of fate (Kelley Armstrong)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

Title: a twist of fate

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publisher: Subterranean Press

Publication Date: TODAY!!! (hardcover/e-book)

ISBN:  978-1645240525

Source:  NetGalley

A Twist of Fate

The cover drew me in and three things convinced me to read this book:

  1. I love Kelley Armstrong!  I discovered her through her young adult book, sea of shadows, and she became me most read author of 2016;
  2. It is a Subterranean Press book and they do great work; and
  3. This is the second book in the a stitch in time series.

This book was much better than the first!  This story follows Rosalind, who accidentally enters the time slip and lands in the 21st century leaving her husband and son in the past.  When she gets back to the past, she finds out that everyone believes she is dead.  Fate takes a hand by getting her a job as a governess to her son.  How can she convince her family that she is back especially when ghosts are afoot and someone wants the governess dead?

The first book’s relationship problems could have been solved with some honest communication. I am glad there was less of that in book two. Both books require some heavy suspension of disbelief.  I was annoyed that how Rosalind survives her many years in the 21st century are skipped over.  I also thought how threads of the plot tied together in the end were hasty stitched together.

Overall though, I focused on the story being a silly fun melodrama with ghosts and let it be light entertainment.  I did enjoy the relationship between Rosalind and her son.  I enjoyed watching the husband realize his mistakes.  It was a fun read for halloween.

Happy Halloween!  Arrr!

So lastly . . .

Thank you Subterranean Press!

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

Four years ago, Rosalind Courtenay stumbled from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, where she has been trapped ever since, leaving her husband and infant son behind. Now she’s found her way back.

The problem, of course, is how to explain her absence to her husband. Does he think she abandoned him? Has he remarried? Is he happy in a new life? Rosalind decides to don a disguise in hopes of answering her questions before showing up on his doorstep. Instead, a twist of fate has her mistaken for her young son’s new governess.

Rosalind has every intention of revealing herself as soon as August returns home from business. Until then, she’ll get to know her son, a quiet child who has inexplicably been abandoned by an endless stream of governesses. That’s when the hauntings begin. Rosalind has finally come home and something—or someone—doesn’t just want her gone. They want her dead.

To visit the author’s website and blog go to:

Kelley Armstrong – Author

To buy the novel visit:

a twist of fate- Book

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Previous Log Entries for this Author

sea of shadows- book 1 (Captain’s Log – Young Adult Fantasy)
empires of the night -book 2 (Captain’s Log – Young Adult Fantasy)
forest of ruin – book 3 (Captain’s Log – Young Adult Fantasy)
the masked truth (Captain’s Log – Young Adult Thriller)
missing (On the Horizon – Young Adult Thriller eArc)
rough justice – book 5.5 (On the Horizon – Fantasy eArc)
city of the lost – book 1 (Off the Charts – Thriller/Crime)
a darkness absolute – book 2 (Off the Charts and on the Horizon – Thriller/Crime Arc)
this fallen prey – book 3 (Off the Charts and on the Horizon – Thriller/Crime eArc)
watcher in the woods – book 4 (Off the Charts – Thriller/Crime)
alone in the wild – book 5 (Off the Charts and on the Horizon – Thriller/Crime eArc)
a stranger in town – book 6 (Off the Charts and on the Horizon – Thriller/Crime eArc)
a stitch in time – book 1 (Captain’s Log – Fantasy)

6 thoughts on “On the Horizon – a twist of fate (Kelley Armstrong)

  1. This sounds like a fun read! (I am a huge Kelley Armstrong fan also, and have bought both books of this series from Subterranean Press, but have been slacking and haven’t read them yet.) I do appreciate knowing that this is a “silly fun melodrama” though, instead of something much heavier. “Silly fun” is much more my speed right now.


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