Hand-Turned Tales

Hand-Turned Tales

by Jude Knight

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Overview

A lady smuggler, an escaped slave, a maiden in a gold-mining boom town and a gothic story of a forced marriage and wicked relatives

Hand-Turned Tales is designed so that readers can try Jude's story-telling before they buy her other books. Or, if you already like her books, enter her fictional world again in four different situations.

In The Raven's Lady, Felix returns home in disguise after 13 years. He plans to catch a smuggler then take up his viscountcy. He does not expect the smuggler to be Joselyn, his childhood sweetheart. (Short story: 5,500 words)

In Kidnapped to Freedom, Phoebe is stolen away from her plantation by a handsome masked pirate. (Short story: 5,100 words)

All that Glisters is set in New Zealand in the 1860s, a time when gold miners poured into the fledgling settlement of Dunedin. Rose is unhappy in the household of her fanatical uncle. Thomas, a young merchant from Canada, offers a glimpse of another possible life. If she is brave enough to reach for it. (Short story: 13,000 words)

The Prisoners of Wyvern Castle is a gothic historical romance set in the world of my novels and novella. Rupert has been imprisoned by his wicked sister, and forced to wed. His new wife, Madeline, has likewise been threatened into saying her vows. Forced into marriage, they find love, but can they find freedom before it is too late? The Prisoners of Wyvern Castle is a prequel to Revealed in Mist. (Novella: 23,500 words)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780473341763
Publisher: Jude Knight
Publication date: 05/02/2016
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Jude Knight wants to transport you to another time, another place, to enjoy adventure and romance, thrill to trials and challenges, uncover secrets and solve mysteries, and delight in a happy ending.

She writes everything from Hallmark to Regency Noir, in different eras and diverse places, short, medium and extra-long. Expect decent men with wounded hearts, women who are stronger than they think, and villains you'll want to smack or worse. and all with a leavening of humour.

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Hand-Turned Tales 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for a Sunday afternoon. Thank you for sharing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice writing style, vocabulary and flow. Novella length allows for more detailed plot detail and resolution than shorter pieces, but all are enjoyable reads from an experienced story spinner.
Teri_D More than 1 year ago
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.
dfosterbooks More than 1 year ago
A wonderful collection of 3 short stories & 1 novella by the talented Jude Knight. The short stories are written from ideas provided by winners of her contests. They provide things they would like to read about & Jude writes the story. Everything from a “dead” viscount who secretly works for the crown investigating smugglers only to find that his childhood friend is among those labeled as a smuggler – a female smuggler. When the one he is looking for comes looking for her can he protect her? When he reveals his true identity can she forgive him? Will a raven prove to be their saviour? To a tale of a slave & her break to freedom & the mysterious pirate who helps her escape. To New Zealand & tales of gold. Can the owner of a mining supply company rescue the damsel who is below the status of servant in her religious uncle’s home? The novella is a prequel to the upcoming Embracing Prudence. An earl held captive by his vengeful half sister & the woman he is forced to wed. A woman forced to wed by her power hungry half brother. Can these two make a go of their marriage while being held as prisoners? A beautiful, hopeful story. These stories are an excellent sampling of Ms. Knight’s writing style. A writing style that holds a little something for everyone. I, for one, am looking forward to exploring more of her books and know that I will enjoy every one.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Hand-Turned Tales by Jude Knight Three Short Stories and a Novella The following stories are like a sampler pack for the author's writing. The stories were written for winners of a contest. They gave some names and ideas and the author wrote these stories from them. The Raven's Lady Felix Maddox returns home after he was thought dead. Under a false name he has one last job...find a smuggler, the Black Fox. Could the villain actually be the girl he left behind eight years ago? All That Glisters Thomas O'Bryan is in New Zealand on business. When he stops in to pay his respects to his aunt, he finds a bitter couple and a beautiful young woman. He would love to remove Rose from her unhappy situation but they are too different. Or are they? Kidnapped to Freedom Phoebe has missed several chances of being rescued from the plantation she is a slave on. She has one more chance to be reunited with her siblings and perhaps the young man she once loved. If she can remember that love instead of the handsome pirate that has come to her rescue. The Prisoners of Wyvern Castle I really enjoyed this novella. It has the villains that you'd more than happily lop their heads off of. The hero that nabs your heart the moment you know his story. Not to mention the romance between Rupert and Madeline and the chasm they have to cross for their happily-ever-after. **Sensual content