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A Stitch in Time

Published Date: April 7, 2013

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Available in Paperback, an eBook, CD, Audio Download and Large Print



320 pages


Reviewers Choice AwardA 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 doorbell 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?

Prequel to Cross Stitch.

Available in paperback in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Dubai and most English speaking countries plus online bookstores. Ebooks available on all the major platforms.

Amanda James

Mandy RGB WebAmanda James was born in Sheffield and now lives in Cornwall 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 and her first novel with Choc Lit, A Stitch in Time was chosen as a Top Pick in RT Book Reviews magazine in the US in July 2013 and won a 2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award from Single Titles.

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Customer Reviews


  1. Glynis
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    I recently met Amanda James through our mutual interest in singing. We became facebook friends which was when I discovered Amanda is a writer. Thought I should give her a try. What a result! I have now discovered a completely new and different kind of book – just at a time when I was looking for a change in my reading material.
    A Stitch In Time is an imaginative, knowledgeable and well written book which I thoroughly enjoyed. A time travelling book rolled up with humour and romance. Tonight I will be starting the sequel ‘Cross Stitch’ so am really looking forward to bedtime!!

  2. Robyn
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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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    RT Book Reviews
    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.

    Reviewed by Jamie, RT Book Reviews Magazine, July 2013. TOP PICK for July 4.5 Stars!

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