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A Twist of Fate Paperback – March 5, 2012
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"...a superbly written romantic love tale. Ms. Nutt has vividly and emotionally wrote the plot and characters in a way that the reader will become enveloped, captivated and entranced in the story." --TCM Reviews
A Gem of a Tale. The romance between Keldon and Arianna is delightful. The storyline was exciting and entertaining. I particularly think it is a stroke of genius placing a Scottish pirate in the American south.
--Bonnie-Lass, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
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Arriana wakes up and is suddenly someone else. Her memories don't match, she knows things she shouldn't. She spends most of the novel realizing that Annabelle (the person she suddenly becomes) isn't very nice. I like the fact that she didn't realize she'd traveled through time. She thinks she has amnesia and her husband Keldon thinks that the bang on the head suddenly gave her second sight.
Keldon doesn't know what to think and he keeps waiting for her to recover her memory and realize that she isn't Arriana anymore and he's falling in love with Arriana. But there are odd things about his wife Annabelle that he can't explain, like she insists her name is Arriana. She suddenly sings (she used to screech) and she can play a harpsichord, plus suddenly, she's nice!
I love how she doesn't change history but just makes it happen again, like it did. I like how Karen Michelle Nutt added real people and historical facts to the story, the story just worked and it didn't have that Deus ex machina feel where suddenly everything is made better by some future knowledge used in a timely manner or her return to the future. Good story!
I loved the idea that someone sent back in time did not share the same name as her 'swap'. Any confusion was solved since the characters of the women were chalk and cheese; the similarity of their names easy to absorb. The haziness of Arianna's memory is just right for me. Although I did learn some of the history a very long time ago it was nice to have the detail refreshed for me, so much that if I had time I'd go and re read it all. As a Scot I have to wonder where the Scots dialect/spelling of Keldon's speech came from, though- I was, perhaps, not meant to find it amusing...but I DID! I can just imagine what Keldon looked like...
I kept jumping to conclusions with my own ending and was not disappointed with the way the story ended.
I highly recommend this book.
Arianna Ward not only travels back in time, but switches places with the mistress of a plantation, Annabelle Buchanan. This event happens before the reader can learn very much about Arianna outside of her age, occupation and single status. In her new surroundings, it doesn't take long for Arianna to discover that everyone thinks she's Annabelle and that Annabelle was a horrible person. She accepts what people are telling her, but insists that they call her Arianna. Through words and actions, she shows that the "new Annabelle" is a good person and wants to make up for her past sins. Herein lies some of the problem I had with this book. Arianna and Annabelle are caricatures. Annabelle was Eeeeeeeeeeeeevil and I half expected Arianna to have small woodland creatures frolic at her feet. She was perfect in every way and showed little to no awkwardness in her new surroundings.
The middle of the book devolves into probably one of the worst pirate adventures I've ever read. Ships are boarded without a single shot being fired. Of course Arianna stows away on her husband's ship and enters the fray armed with a slingshot. And yes, you guessed it...she takes out multiple opponents with nothing but a stone and her trusty weapon. Why did her husband, the captain, even have that in his cabin???
There is a secondary romance that served the purpose of adding pages to the book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arianna switches places with a truly awful woman in 1812. Struggling to remember her life and prove she is not the horrible Annabelle. Read morePublished 5 months ago by P.R . Ashley
I really enjoyed this book. It's one of the better time travel books I've read. It's getting harder and harder to sort through all the offerings here and actually find a good one,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Voracious Reader
I read so many time travel romances that I'm probably more picky about what makes one good versus the another. Read morePublished 19 months ago by jcmulligan
Loved the whole story. The characters of Keldon and Arianna were so satisfying and full of romance. I would recommend to anyone looking for an adventure and love.Published 19 months ago by Baroncafe50
This was the first story I have read by Ms. Nutt and as several other reviewers stated, I was also sad to see it end. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Annie McShane
In basically every other time travel romance novel where a person switched places with someone else, they always remember who they were and either fear telling people (because... Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by Chelly Madock
The title sort of attracted me, it was the time travel tease that nailed it. A good preview is everything.
The book delivered. Read more