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Monday, January 26, 2015

BOOK REVIEW- CANDLE'S CHRISTMAS CHAIR


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.

I liked both of the main characters and the unusual work that Min was involved in. Although this was a pretty short story, it managed to pack quite a bit in it, and I did enjoy it. It also gave a pretty good view of the times when women working, was frowned upon and men were the only ones required/allowed. When I first began to read this, I thought, "how come she is working, making chair's, it doesn't seem to fit with the culture of the time". Not to worry, that is dealt with in the story. The courtship with flowers was interesting and I'm glad the meanings of the flowers was explained because I didn't pick up on that right at first.



4 comments:

  1. Thank you. I'm glad you liked my characters; I enjoyed writing them. I'm going to do a blog post on women's work in the early 19th century. Many women of Min's class worked in their father's or brother's businesses before they were married. Min's desire to keep working may not have been unusual, but it was certainly frowned upon!

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  3. I thought you might like to know that Farewell to Kindness, the book Candle and Min first appear in, is now on preorder. http://judeknightauthor.com/books/farewell-to-kindness/

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  4. I thought you might like to know that Farewell to Kindness, the book Candle and Min first appear in, is now on preorder. http://judeknightauthor.com/books/farewell-to-kindness/

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