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Smashwords book reviews by Teri

  • Shipmate: A Royal Regard Prequel Novella on April 10, 2016

    This is a wonderful prequel to Royal Regard. It will help you understand Bella's background and introduce you to Charlotte and Myron. While it made me wince at times, it left me cheering for Bella and her happiness.
  • A Baron for Becky on April 10, 2016
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    I adore Jude Knight's writing. She slowly draws you in with words that create great imagery. From the opening line, I was drawn into Becky's story. I felt her heartache and determination and did not judge her for the choices she needed to make for her and her daughter to survive. I had a clear picture of Aldridge, a confirmed womanizer, and his friend Hugh, who has a tortured soul. Just when I thought Becky would finally find her happiness with Aldridge, Jude introduced a plot twist that involved Hugh, which was interesting and complicated. While I did not always enjoy the antics of Aldridge and Hugh, I admired Becky's resolve.
  • Hand-Turned Tales on April 10, 2016

    As I already adore Jude's writing, I knew that I would enjoy this book with three short stories and one novella. It did not disappoint! Such interesting and unique characters-a raven, a blind hero, a pirate and a success in the gold rush. Each story is unique and offers a sample of Jude's wonderful writing and imagination. My favorite was The Prisoners of Wyvern Castle. Since it is a prequel to Embracing Prudence, a 2016 release, I am excited for the continuing story.
  • Candle's Christmas Chair on April 13, 2016
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    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.