Welcome to Medieval Monday! Our theme continues in week five with "First Encounter" between the Hero and Heroine. My guest today is the talented Jenna Jaxon! She's featuring a snippet from her story, Betrothal. Remember, leave a comment not only here, but for my fifth snippet on Laurel's blog, too. Click on the link here: http://www.jennajaxon.wordpress.com. You'll be entered to win a collection of 14 digital copies from these Medieval authors!
Excerpt from Betrothal ~
She did so on unsteady feet. “I am ready, as always, Your Majesty, to obey my father as I would you.”
Holy Mary, let it be Lord Braeton.
King Edward lifted an eyebrow toward Alyse. “A very pretty answer, my lady. And are you ready to accept your father’s decree for your betrothal? His messenger has today reached me with the contract, as I am to stand in his stead in this matter.”
Alyse took a deep breath and hoped her voice did not tremble. “Yea, Majesty, I will obey my father.”
King Edward nodded and leaned over to whisper something to Queen Phillipa, who sat beside him, heavy with their twelfth child.
Follow along next week on Barbara Bettis's blog: http://barbarabettis.blogspot.com/
The heart can choose, but can it also change?
Lady Alyse de Courcy has fallen in love with Lord Braeton, a nobleman in King Edward III’s court and a man to whom she has barely spoken. Fate, however, has decreed her betrothal to his best friend, Sir Geoffrey Longford—a handsome and imposing knight, yet hardly the man she wants to wed.
When Sir Geoffrey is bound in betrothal by his father, he could not have expected the beautiful stranger to win his heart the moment they meet. But Alyse’s infatuation with his friend casts doubt on whether she can ever return his regard and their wedding day is fast approaching… Will he have time enough to win her love?