web site hit counter Watch for Me by Candlelight - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Watch for Me by Candlelight

Availability: Ready to download

Perfect for fans of Susanna Kearsley, Barbara Erskine and Diana Gabaldon. Another gripping atmospheric time-slip from Kirsty Ferry. “The stars are aligning and it’s time again …” Working at the Folk Museum in Hartsford village means that Kate Howard is surrounded by all sorts of unusual vintage items. Of course she has her favourites; particularly the Victorian ice skate Perfect for fans of Susanna Kearsley, Barbara Erskine and Diana Gabaldon. Another gripping atmospheric time-slip from Kirsty Ferry. “The stars are aligning and it’s time again …” Working at the Folk Museum in Hartsford village means that Kate Howard is surrounded by all sorts of unusual vintage items. Of course she has her favourites; particularly the Victorian ice skates with a name – ‘CAT’ – mysteriously painted on the sides. But what Kate doesn’t realise is how much she has in common with Catriona Aphrodite Tredegar, the original owner of the skates, or how their lives will become strangely entwined. All Kate knows is that as soon as she bumps into farrier Theo Kent, things start getting weird: there’s the vivid, disconcerting visions and then of course the overwhelming sense that she’s met Theo before …


Compare

Perfect for fans of Susanna Kearsley, Barbara Erskine and Diana Gabaldon. Another gripping atmospheric time-slip from Kirsty Ferry. “The stars are aligning and it’s time again …” Working at the Folk Museum in Hartsford village means that Kate Howard is surrounded by all sorts of unusual vintage items. Of course she has her favourites; particularly the Victorian ice skate Perfect for fans of Susanna Kearsley, Barbara Erskine and Diana Gabaldon. Another gripping atmospheric time-slip from Kirsty Ferry. “The stars are aligning and it’s time again …” Working at the Folk Museum in Hartsford village means that Kate Howard is surrounded by all sorts of unusual vintage items. Of course she has her favourites; particularly the Victorian ice skates with a name – ‘CAT’ – mysteriously painted on the sides. But what Kate doesn’t realise is how much she has in common with Catriona Aphrodite Tredegar, the original owner of the skates, or how their lives will become strangely entwined. All Kate knows is that as soon as she bumps into farrier Theo Kent, things start getting weird: there’s the vivid, disconcerting visions and then of course the overwhelming sense that she’s met Theo before …

30 review for Watch for Me by Candlelight

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kirsty ❤️

    I was never a fan of romance novels until I was introduced to Choc Lit. But I love their books, there's always something a little different & unique with them; they're not identikit novels. With Kirsty's books I know I'll quite often get a time slip romance. It's like getting two for the price of one.  I've read so many of her books now it's like stepping back into my favourite slippers. I know this world so well. While it's book 2 you could read it as a stand alone novel but the characters often I was never a fan of romance novels until I was introduced to Choc Lit. But I love their books, there's always something a little different & unique with them; they're not identikit novels. With Kirsty's books I know I'll quite often get a time slip romance. It's like getting two for the price of one.  I've read so many of her books now it's like stepping back into my favourite slippers. I know this world so well. While it's book 2 you could read it as a stand alone novel but the characters often pop up in each others books. You never know when you'll meet an old friend.  It's loving written, the characters are well defined and always so enjoyable. I enjoy that there is the two points of view. You get to know all the characters more that way. I love the history she also brings to her stories. Overall another beautiful book. 

  2. 4 out of 5

    Els

    I have read part one of the series and I really liked it. So, when I was asked if I wanted to read the next book, I did not hesitate for one second. I honestly thought it would have been difficult to top it, but I have to admit I was wrong. This part I even liked more. Normally I am not a big fan of time travel, but the author has made me change my mind. The way she writes, adds emotions and drags you in to the story is high class. It's also nice to see that one of the characters ends up, even o I have read part one of the series and I really liked it. So, when I was asked if I wanted to read the next book, I did not hesitate for one second. I honestly thought it would have been difficult to top it, but I have to admit I was wrong. This part I even liked more. Normally I am not a big fan of time travel, but the author has made me change my mind. The way she writes, adds emotions and drags you in to the story is high class. It's also nice to see that one of the characters ends up, even only for a while, in your home country. It even connects you more to the story. If you have missed part one, hurry and buy it and oh, don't forget to add this one to your basket as well. I know you will enjoy it as much as i did.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Karen Mace

    A welcome return to Hartsford, in the next installment of the Hartsford Mysteries Series by Kirsty Ferry, and this time we get to enjoy the character of Kate who runs the Hartsford Folk Museum. She loves being surrounded by so much history and has her favourite pieces at the museum, one of which is a pair of victorian ice skates that have the initials CAT on the side of them - the name intrigues her and she soon finds that she becomes a little more tuned into their past with a series of flashbac A welcome return to Hartsford, in the next installment of the Hartsford Mysteries Series by Kirsty Ferry, and this time we get to enjoy the character of Kate who runs the Hartsford Folk Museum. She loves being surrounded by so much history and has her favourite pieces at the museum, one of which is a pair of victorian ice skates that have the initials CAT on the side of them - the name intrigues her and she soon finds that she becomes a little more tuned into their past with a series of flashbacks. And when she meets Theo, who is staying at the nearby campsite, she has an extraordinary feeling that she knows him but can't quite figure out where from. His presence unsettles her a little as the bond they appear to have is strong despite only fleeting meetings near to the museum. I love the community feel of the Hartsford series and it's great to meet up with old 'friends' from book one, although this is a story that can still be enjoyed as a stand alone read! It has a gentle feel to it throughout in an idyllic setting, and the time slip element is crafted so well that it just feels so normal to flit between the dual timelines. During the flashbacks, we learn more of the character of Catriona and her story of life in a much different time, with her struggles and expectations. And when Will appears in her life it becomes clear that they are meant for each other, but others don't agree. I loved the relationship between Kate and Theo - they don't rush things and are aware that each other has baggage, but sometimes other forces are at work and they more they try and stay away from each other, the more the opposite happens! There are laughs, loves and tragedy Another fabulous read that had me captivated from start to finish - and any book that features vampire ducks is fine by me! ;)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Joanna Lambert

    This book does indeed confirm Kirsty Ferry as one of the best time slip authors. In Watch for me by Candlelight we are back at Hartsford Hall in Suffolk. Elodie, who featured in Watch for Me by Moonlight, is now married to Alex and pregnant with twins. This time the story centres on Kate Howard who looks after Hartsford Hall’s Folk Museum. As the story begins Kate starts her day with a visit to the bakery to collect rolls for her breakfast. There she bumps into a stranger. He looks familiar. Ka This book does indeed confirm Kirsty Ferry as one of the best time slip authors. In Watch for me by Candlelight we are back at Hartsford Hall in Suffolk. Elodie, who featured in Watch for Me by Moonlight, is now married to Alex and pregnant with twins. This time the story centres on Kate Howard who looks after Hartsford Hall’s Folk Museum. As the story begins Kate starts her day with a visit to the bakery to collect rolls for her breakfast. There she bumps into a stranger. He looks familiar. Kate wonders where she's seen him before. Right from the off I really liked Kate’s character. She’s committed to her job, loves Hartsford Hall and the village and has unlimited patience with everyone. One night the unexpected sound of the cuckoo clock downstairs wakes her and triggers the beginning of her time travel adventures. She finds herself back in Victorian times as Catriona Tredegar a young woman staying at Hartsford Hall with her friend Lady Amelia (Millie) Hartsford. A nasty fall while skating on the ice has brought the Hall’s blacksmith Will Hadden to her rescue and sees the beginning of a forbidden love affair between the two of them. Nineteenth and twenty first century stories run together seamlessly. Kate has her share of troubles with arrogant, self-absorbed boyfriend Chris and her awkward assistant Jenna. And then there’s her attraction to newly arrived farrier Theo Kent, the familiar stranger she bumped into at the bakery. Both heroines face many challenges, Cat probably more so due to the social restrictions of the time.  Her love affair with Will seems doomed from the very beginning. With everything stacked against them can they ever have a happy ever after? The story is also related in parts from Will and Theo's viewpoints, adding their voices and life challenges into to mix.  All in all it made for an absorbing read. Although it was sad to say goodbye to Katie, Theo, Cat and Will, I held onto the thought that Kirsty no doubt still has many more Hartsford Hall tales up her sleeve - great news for all of us. All in all an excellent read with great characters, well deserving of five stars. I would like to thank Choc Lit for an ARC copy of Watch for Me by Candlelight in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Joanne

    In Watch for Me by Candlelight, Kirsty Ferry has her main character Kate move seamlessly between the past and the present. Kate works in a folk museum in the village of Hartsford, close to Hartsford Hall. When she comes across a set of Victorian ice-skates she is quite fascinated by them and wants to find out more about their owner, Catriona Tredegar. And when she meets visiting farrier Theo Kent, she has a strong sense that they have met before.... The connection between Kate and Theo in the pre In Watch for Me by Candlelight, Kirsty Ferry has her main character Kate move seamlessly between the past and the present. Kate works in a folk museum in the village of Hartsford, close to Hartsford Hall. When she comes across a set of Victorian ice-skates she is quite fascinated by them and wants to find out more about their owner, Catriona Tredegar. And when she meets visiting farrier Theo Kent, she has a strong sense that they have met before.... The connection between Kate and Theo in the present is almost instant as there is a immediate spark of recognition between them. They quickly fall into an easy friendship and it is clear there is a promise of something more for both of them. "It was surprising how easily they managed to chat to each other - as if they had known each other for years." However, Kate is in a relationship already and Theo has his own issues to contend with. In a similar way, Catriona and Will are also drawn to each other in the past but their love is not without its difficulties, being of very different social standing.  I loved the detail about all the clocks striking at significant moments and whenever Kate was moving between times. It reminded me of the song 'My Grandfather's Clock' which struck twenty four when he brought his wife home for the first time and then stopped working completely when he died. I liked the idea throughout the book that the house itself recognised Kate and Theo as people who belonged there.  "They were and always had been, twin souls." I thoroughly enjoyed reading Watch for Me By Candlelight. It was a real page-turner for me with characters I really liked (well, except for Kate's temporary assistant Jenna and Chris, Kate's boyfriend!). The moving between the past and present was perfectly done with a real sense that it was all perfectly plausible. I enjoyed too the echoes of the characters and events from the past coming through into the present. The romantic element was beautifully done - I would expect no less in a ChocLit novel. I really hope that we might have a return visit to Hartsford, not just to find out what happens next for Kate, but also to get another glimpse into the history of the hall.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    When I read Some Veil Did Fall way back in 2014 I do remember mentioning that if the author had asked me for a list of everything I wanted in a book she couldn’t have done any better – but I do know I was a little bit sniffy about the way the historical and present day scenes were balanced and handled (sorry Kirsty!). But this book has to be one of the best examples ever of how practice makes absolutely perfect. There’s a real art to writing good timeslip – those smooth and believable transition When I read Some Veil Did Fall way back in 2014 I do remember mentioning that if the author had asked me for a list of everything I wanted in a book she couldn’t have done any better – but I do know I was a little bit sniffy about the way the historical and present day scenes were balanced and handled (sorry Kirsty!). But this book has to be one of the best examples ever of how practice makes absolutely perfect. There’s a real art to writing good timeslip – those smooth and believable transitions, the triggers of locations or artefacts, the links and echoes between, creating and maintaining the characters, and the real challenge of keeping two equally strong stories running side-by-side. As if that’s not enough, this book has very much the same set of characters across the two timelines too, such clever parallel story-telling with a very aware heroine in Kate/Cat slipping between the stories. The author handles the whole thing with absolute ease and considerable flair – strong and credible love stories in both timelines, real drama and sadness, nice touches of humour and the supernatural elements introduced totally naturally. Both stories are really excellent. I loved the festival in the modern story – the folk museum itself, the ice-cream bicycle, the bosom-thrusting assistant, the back stories of both main characters, the tug of romance – and the historical thread was just wonderful, a romantic and dramatic tale with an uncertain conclusion that has your heart beating faster for all the right reasons. The dogs with their cold wet noses were a lovely little touch – you’ll enjoy them too. And the climax of the historical story had my heart in my mouth and a tear in my eye – you can’t ask for much more than that, can you? This was a thoroughly lovely, beautifully written read – timeslip romance at its very best.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    This book is so well written, the characters begin to feel like family and you become drawn into their world and every so often you step back out and realise how deep you have become absorbed. The centre point of this book is about a Folk Museum set in Suffolk and how somehow it draws people to it and kept them close. Intertwining with the past and the present. In this case the museum manager. One day she goes for breakfast and bumps into a stranger who later becomes entwined with her and a beau This book is so well written, the characters begin to feel like family and you become drawn into their world and every so often you step back out and realise how deep you have become absorbed. The centre point of this book is about a Folk Museum set in Suffolk and how somehow it draws people to it and kept them close. Intertwining with the past and the present. In this case the museum manager. One day she goes for breakfast and bumps into a stranger who later becomes entwined with her and a beautiful story from the past which all starts with a set of Victorian ice skates which are held in the museum. 'These fields, these woods - everything had been here, much as they were now, for centuries. It was Kate decided, too easy to mistake the comfort of the past for the uncertainty of the future' I always believed there is someone for everyone we just have to find them, and I have always loved films where a couple meet and have to fight to be together, and that's mostly to do with status like Mr Darcy and Elizabeth, Cinderella - the servant and the prince and that's what I love about this book. Kate runs the museum and there is an event to be held at Hartsford Hall and this is where Theo a farrier turns up to look after the horse and that's when the magic begins. The museum works its way to show them both they are meant to be together through the story of Cat and Will who used to live there many many years ago. What I loved about this story is the questions it throws out, like when is the right time to love? We're always looking to find the one, yet perhaps we should stop and if we are meant to find them they will find us in time. We perhaps have to stop looking and see what happens. 'Do you think we always know when the time is right to take that leap of faith? she asked ''To know when the time is right to love? To know when to let someone in, no matter what might get in the way?' The question it left me with that Kate thought about herself was that she could control her own destiny. Can we really do that? Can we really go out there and find the one and build the life we want or does fate have a hand in it? I would love to know if there was a Will out there somewhere for me. and remember..... 'Some things are just meant to be. Sometimes they come at you when you least expect it' 'Hodie est tempus nostrum. Today is our time.'

  8. 4 out of 5

    Isobel

    Let me clarify two things. I love old houses and the Norfolk/Suffolk border is a beautiful part of England. So when Choc Lit gave me the chance to read Watch for me by Candlelight in return for an honest review I was hooked from the author's explaination of her choice of setting until the end of the story. Ickworth and Keddlestone Hall are worth looking up if you are not familiar with them - Hartsford Hall is a stately home and you will want to give your imagination full rein. I find some timesl Let me clarify two things. I love old houses and the Norfolk/Suffolk border is a beautiful part of England. So when Choc Lit gave me the chance to read Watch for me by Candlelight in return for an honest review I was hooked from the author's explaination of her choice of setting until the end of the story. Ickworth and Keddlestone Hall are worth looking up if you are not familiar with them - Hartsford Hall is a stately home and you will want to give your imagination full rein. I find some timeslip stories are a bit dark and malevolent but this completely positive and the timeslip is an intriguing thread of the story. I found myself waiting for the next part with anticipation. The present day characters have their own modern problems to solve interwoven with the past. And in the background is the Hall with old friends from 'Watch for me by Moonlight'. This is certainly a book for your 'going on holiday collection' if you are not able to enjoy it now.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    Kate is working at her dream job running a museum – unfortunately it is Suffolk, far away from her boyfriend in London. She doesn't mind too much though, she's buried in her work and currently fascinated with a pair of 19th century ice skates and the woman who owned them. That is, until she meets Theo and can't help shaking the feeling that she's met him somewhere before. When big changes start happening in her life, will she let a little bit of fate in? This novel was fantastic. I've read a prev Kate is working at her dream job running a museum – unfortunately it is Suffolk, far away from her boyfriend in London. She doesn't mind too much though, she's buried in her work and currently fascinated with a pair of 19th century ice skates and the woman who owned them. That is, until she meets Theo and can't help shaking the feeling that she's met him somewhere before. When big changes start happening in her life, will she let a little bit of fate in? This novel was fantastic. I've read a previous by this same author that I liked, but something in this novel just really spoke to me. Who isn't intrigued by romance, ghosts, and a sprinkle of fate? I was provided a free advance copy of this book in return for an honest review and I am happy to endorse this novel to all readers who love contemporary romance (with a bit of historical thrown in).

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gill

    This is the story of Kate, who runs a small Folk Museum in Hartsford, somewhere in Suffolk. She undergoes some strange experiences – of another life. Into her own life comes Theo, but he is also part of the alternative life somehow, and we see a little more of some of Kirsty’s previous characters which is a treat too. This is another gem for my collection from Kirsty Ferry, her stories are so atmospheric and truly romantic, she has carved herself a very nice little niche with her time slip style This is the story of Kate, who runs a small Folk Museum in Hartsford, somewhere in Suffolk. She undergoes some strange experiences – of another life. Into her own life comes Theo, but he is also part of the alternative life somehow, and we see a little more of some of Kirsty’s previous characters which is a treat too. This is another gem for my collection from Kirsty Ferry, her stories are so atmospheric and truly romantic, she has carved herself a very nice little niche with her time slip style and we get a sort of two for one in the romance department. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next – make it soon please.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    This latest novel by Kirsty Ferry, introduces us to Kate. Kate is living the dream working in a museum, Hartsford Hall, in Suffolk. She is drawn to a pair of ice skates and thoughts of its previous owner. Oddly enough, as the cuckoo clock strikes, Kate is transported into Victorian time as Catriona, a young woman residing at Hartsford Hall, with her dear friend. A serious fall while ice skating, Catriona (Kate) is rescued by the black smith, Will Hadden. It is here our story begins. Flawlessly w This latest novel by Kirsty Ferry, introduces us to Kate. Kate is living the dream working in a museum, Hartsford Hall, in Suffolk. She is drawn to a pair of ice skates and thoughts of its previous owner. Oddly enough, as the cuckoo clock strikes, Kate is transported into Victorian time as Catriona, a young woman residing at Hartsford Hall, with her dear friend. A serious fall while ice skating, Catriona (Kate) is rescued by the black smith, Will Hadden. It is here our story begins. Flawlessly written, the two times blend well and Kate is torn between the attraction of Will and the new farrier Theo. If you are a fan of Kearsley, Gabaldon and time slips, this is for yo

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    I'm not one for overly romantic stories but this has such a beautiful blend of everything! Supernatural, modern life, historical life and romance...I just loved it which I know doesn't help other readers decide to read it but I did. A story flitting between lives that appear to run on a parallel where past characters meet again in present day. I do love a good rounded story with a proper start, middle and end and this delivers, thank you Kirsty! I'm not one for overly romantic stories but this has such a beautiful blend of everything! Supernatural, modern life, historical life and romance...I just loved it which I know doesn't help other readers decide to read it but I did. A story flitting between lives that appear to run on a parallel where past characters meet again in present day. I do love a good rounded story with a proper start, middle and end and this delivers, thank you Kirsty!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Coco

    Kate is constantly surrounded by local history: she works in the village museum and lives in a flat above. When she meets a travelling farrier, Theo, they have an immediate attraction to each other, both experiencing a strange sensation of familiarity. Kate and Theo soon begin to see apparitions of their former selves who lived back in the 19th century. Kirsty Ferry's clever writing makes this an utterly compelling read. Kate is constantly surrounded by local history: she works in the village museum and lives in a flat above. When she meets a travelling farrier, Theo, they have an immediate attraction to each other, both experiencing a strange sensation of familiarity. Kate and Theo soon begin to see apparitions of their former selves who lived back in the 19th century. Kirsty Ferry's clever writing makes this an utterly compelling read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Paula R. C. Readman

    A beautifully well written time slip novel. Hauntingly romantic story. Loved the characters. Can’t wait to read the next book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    R. L.

    Really enjoyed this book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alison

    While I enjoyed this return to Hartsford and to see characters and places again not to mention the local museum as the star of the show, there were things that bothered me about this book. I'm not a fan of the representation of 'other women' in this particular case. It troubled me that they were so demonised. Not that I'm a fan of characters or indeed those in real life being unfaithful or dishonest it just seemed particularly over the top in this story. Even though Kate was already attracted to While I enjoyed this return to Hartsford and to see characters and places again not to mention the local museum as the star of the show, there were things that bothered me about this book. I'm not a fan of the representation of 'other women' in this particular case. It troubled me that they were so demonised. Not that I'm a fan of characters or indeed those in real life being unfaithful or dishonest it just seemed particularly over the top in this story. Even though Kate was already attracted to Theo and they kissed when she was still in a relationship this was ok? Her museum assistant Jenna was made to be one dimensional and sneering for instance. And Lori instead of being a former partner was made to be a substance and child abuser. It was great to have a museum at the centre of the story but the transfer of objects to the house and vice versa was unrealistic. As was Theo's distraction with Poppy. Unromantic ultimately and an awkward kind of barrier to his relationship with Kate that was all too easily tied up by the end. I didn't hate this story, but it wasn't a patch on the first book. I did enjoy the time slip element more with Cat and Will but even their story wasn't finished off well. Where did they go exactly and why? Tom's story however and its potential was interesting and intriguing.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Isabelle D

    First, let's state that, although this is the second book in a series, you can read it without any risk of feeling lost if you haven't read the other one yet (but then I bet you'll want to read it too, to see if it's as good as this one... and yes, it is!). If you like time slips, don't miss this one... and if you haven't read any before but like historicals you should also be interested in following Kate as she gets unexpected glances at the life of a young woman of the 19th century. Then you'll First, let's state that, although this is the second book in a series, you can read it without any risk of feeling lost if you haven't read the other one yet (but then I bet you'll want to read it too, to see if it's as good as this one... and yes, it is!). If you like time slips, don't miss this one... and if you haven't read any before but like historicals you should also be interested in following Kate as she gets unexpected glances at the life of a young woman of the 19th century. Then you'll probably want to read not only the other book in this series but also those in the previous one. They'll help you waiting for the next story set at Hartsford.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Farmer

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bea

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alecia lifford

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mrs. P Crowhurst

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sami

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mrs Elizabeth M Peters

  24. 5 out of 5

    Christine Harvey

  25. 4 out of 5

    Robin

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mrs Sheena Reeves

  27. 5 out of 5

    yvonne strange

  28. 5 out of 5

    ursula bick

  29. 5 out of 5

    MRS ELAINE MORLEY

  30. 5 out of 5

    Eleanor

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.