Monday, December 7, 2015

Review: Candle's Christmas Chair by Jude Knight

Candle's Christmas Chair

by Jude Knight

Sweet Georgian Historical Romance
ebook & print, 82 pages
December 15, 2014 

A young Viscount, new to his title, comes to buy an invalid chair for his mother, and finds the woman who has been haunting his dreams for three years. He quickly realises that, whatever causes her to flee his courtship three years ago, it wasn't what he'd been told at the time. Now he has until she finishes the chair for his mother to convince her to marry him.

A carriage-maker's daughter, educated beyond her station, once dreamed of stepping into the fairy tale world of the ton, only to have her dreams crushed. Now the man she cannot forget is back, and he seems determined to raise those false hopes all over again. But she only has to hold out until she finishes the chair for his mother, and she can walk away again.

My Thoughts

Candle's Christmas Chair is an exciting short read. Min and Candle had met before and ended quite badly because of misunderstanding. When Candle wanted an invalid chair for his mother, he was recommended to Bradshaw Carriages. He didn't realize that it was the same shop that Min's family owned. So when he saw her again, he couldn't get over the fact that he was still in love with her.

Min thought that Candle wanted to court her because of her money, but when she met him after three years she realized that maybe she got it all wrong.

My favorite scene was when Min's mother translated to her the language of flowers. Even though wooing through flower is common, but when you send it with a message, it became more thoughtful. I really love each one of the messages and it was really sweet that Candle thought it through.

I like the plot and the period. The Bradshaws were amazing and I like that they respect Min's ability.

Great short story!

Source: Jude Knight which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Jude Knight has been telling stories all her life: making up serial tales to amuse her friends and children, imagining sequels to books that have moved her and left her wanting more, occasionally submitting short stories to magazines and the radio, starting more than a dozen novels set in different times and places.

She has devoted most of the last forty years to a career in commercial writing and raising a large family (most recently as grandmother-in-residence while a daughter was out of action for three years). She and her own personal romantic hero, with whom she has shared those forty+ years, now live with two cats and frequent visitors in a small town in rural New Zealand.

Judy wrote and published her first historical romance in 2014, and now has the wind in her sails and a head full of strong determined heroines, heroes with the sense to appreciate them, and villains you'll love to loathe.

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