Monday, May 18, 2020

Medieval Monday with Jenna Jaxon


Welcome to Medieval Monday Spring 2020. Our theme this season is nature. Today, I’m happy to host Jenna Jaxon. Lady Alyce is in love with Thomas but is betrothed to his best friend Geoffrey. Both are good men worthy of her love. In this season’s snippets, Geoffrey is taking Alyce who has recently recovered from the Black Death to her family in Spain. They are camped under the stars for the evening. Alyce mentions a dalliance with Thomas. Now she is faced with a dilemma. Does she tell him truthfully who instigated the event, or not?  Read on!

Snippet #3 - Time Enough to Love

When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.

From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.

As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?

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Excerpt
Alyse shook her head and avoided his gaze. “The night you helped smuggle me up on the deck of the Phillipa.”
“By God’s death!” Geoffrey swore, the curse vehement enough to startle the horses. “Thomas had a wild streak in him, aye. He loved to flaunt convention, but to force you…his wife…to…to…in a public place where anyone could have seen you.” 
“No, Geoffrey.” She raised her head so she could meet his eyes. She would bare the whole tale, for she would not let him malign Thomas. “’Twas not that way at all… ’twas my idea.”
To learn what happens next, come with me to Kelley Heckart’s blog next week.

5 comments:

Judith Sterling said...

Intriguing snippet, Jenna. Happy Medieval Monday!

Kelley Heckart said...

I can't wait to see what she tells him. Happy Medieval Monday!

Cathy MacRae said...

Oh! Need to hear the rest of this conversation!

Sherry Ewing said...

Oh my! Next week's snippet should be a good one! Happy Medieval Monday, Jenna.

Nas said...

I liked it. Happy Medieval Monday!