Sunday, 1 September 2013

September 2013 Baking Challenge Book: The Vacant Chair

This month, I've chosen The Vacant Chair by the wonderful Kaylea Cross as our Book Club and Baking Challenge pick. Kaylea usually writes military romantic suspense, but the Civil War buff tried something new with The Vacant Chair.

The Vacant Chair is a historical romance. It follows Brianna Taylor, widow turned nurse at a Union hospital, and Captain Justin Thompson of the Union army. After their first chance meeting, Brianna and Justin meet again at the hospital where he has been left to die. Nurse and patient grow closer, but both know it's only a matter of time before Justin heals and is sent back to the fight.

I've already finished reading my copy and, while I'm saving my review for the Baking Challenge post on the 15th of the month, I will tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope Kaylea tries some more historical fiction very soon!

As a special bonus and because I love supporting Kaylea's work and want to encourage you to participate in the book club/baking challenge, I'm offering readers the chance to win a digital copy of The Vacant Chair! It's formatted for Nook, but even if you don't have one, enter! There are free Nook apps that will work on other devices so you'll be able to read it anyway.

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  1. I have read a bunch of Kaylea's work. I really appreciate that her characters, when they're injured, don't suddenly have amazing acrobatic sex right after getting shot. She shows realistic scenarios, which is fabulous! I really like her work

    1. She really does write great stuff, doesn't she? So many authors are unrealistic in exactly the way you described. Drives me nuts. I'm glad Kaylea isn't one of them :)