Candle's Christmas Chair

Rated 4.89/5 based on 9 reviews
When Viscount Avery comes to see an invalid chair maker, he does not expect to find Min Bradshaw, the woman who rejected him 3 years earlier. Or did she? He wonders if there is more to the story. For 3 years, Min Bradshaw has remembered the handsome guardsman who courted her for her fortune. She didn't expect to see him in her workshop, and she certainly doesn't intend to let him fool her again. More

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About Jude Knight

Have you ever wanted something so much you were afraid to even try? That was Jude ten years ago.

For as long as she can remember, she's wanted to be a novelist. She even started dozens of stories, over the years.

But life kept getting in the way. A seriously ill child who required years of therapy; a rising mortgage that led to a full-time job; six children, her own chronic illness… the writing took a back seat.

As the years passed, the fear grew. If she didn't put her stories out there in the market, she wouldn't risk making a fool of herself. She could keep the dream alive if she never put it to the test.

Then her mother died. That great lady had waited her whole life to read a novel of Jude's, and now it would never happen.

So Jude faced her fear and changed it--told everyone she knew she was writing a novel. Now she'd make a fool of herself for certain if she didn't finish.

Her first book came out to excellent reviews in December 2014, and the rest is history. Many books, lots of positive reviews, and a few awards later, she feels foolish for not starting earlier.

Jude write historical fiction with a large helping of romance, a splash of Regency, and a twist of suspense. She then tries to figure out how to slot the story into a genre category. She’s mad keen on history, enjoys what happens to people in the crucible of a passionate relationship, and loves to use a good mystery and some real danger as mechanisms to torture her characters.

Dip your toe into her world with one of her lunch-time reads collections or a novella, or dive into a novel. And let her know what you think.

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Reviews

asjahstrina reviewed on Feb. 6, 2017

Light read and sweet romance .
(reviewed 51 days after purchase)
Teri reviewed on April 13, 2016
(no rating)
This is the first regency romance that I have read where the main characters are a hero named Candle and a heroine name Min. That drew me in from the start. Also, Min works in the family business designing and making special wheel chairs.
While short on words, the story is beautiful. Candle and Min had a relationship three years previous, but due to Min overhearing and misinterpreting an inappropriate conversation, the relationship did not continue. When they meet once again as Candle needed two chairs for his invalid mother, he decided to court Min using flowers sent to her mother. I absolutely loved the use of flowers and their meanings. Jude included a listing of those flowers and meanings in the back of the book. It is delightful!
This is well worth the read as Min is strong, creative and smart and Candle supports her choice of occupation. This certainly was rare in that time period.
I highly recommend this book that you can read in one evening.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
Melissa Oliveira reviewed on Oct. 17, 2015

A very sweet romance.
(review of free book)
Sheila Stevens reviewed on June 3, 2015

A born storyteller keep up the great work!
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vlatte reviewed on May 15, 2015

It was such a lovely romantic story, I enjoyed it.
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Jutzie reviewed on March 24, 2015

Candle's Christmas Chair by Jude Knight
Lord Randall “Candle” Avery finds quite a surprise when he goes to Bath to see about an invalid chair for his mother. A young woman he met and had been courting three years before. Until the night he found out she was not who he believed her to be.

Minerva Bradshaw cannot inherit Bradshaw Carriages, her father's business because she was born female. That does not stop Min from starting her own business of making invalid chairs. She's happy and content in her life and business and her working class. She had a taste of Society while she was in school and that was more than enough for her.

This is a short novella of how Candle and Min met. When they reappear in the author's next book, Farewell to Kindness, she realized they needed their own story.This is a complete story that includes a couple aggravating gentry who enjoy nothing more than causing trouble wherever they go.
http://justjudysjumbles.blogspot.com/2011/12/e-books.html
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S. J. Qualls reviewed on Jan. 27, 2015

I second all reviews. Beautiful story, thank you so much!
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hrhsophia reviewed on Jan. 4, 2015

Great story loved them both!
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nanette brumfield reviewed on Dec. 31, 2014

Such a lovely book! Beautiful story! I LOVED it!
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Whaley Publishing reviewed on Dec. 20, 2014

This was such a great novella! In the tradition of sweet Regency romance, Knight introduces a strong and opinionated heroine, a gentle but determined hero, and a relationship that is all the stronger for the struggle to attain the happy ending. Without obvious and blatant sexuality, and without forcing a situational resolution, the reader can believe in the interconnection of two less-than-perfect souls thwarted by circumstance. As a spin-off novella to a book as yet unpublished, Candle's Christmas Chair gives me a strong impetus to put this author, and all her future novels, on my permanent TBR list.
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