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Love and Obstacles in "Time Enough to Love" by Jenna Jaxon

Welcome to Medieval Monday! We're heading into June with our theme of nature. I'm thrilled to have the lovely Jenna Jaxon with me in the Tavern. She's sharing a snippet from her medieval romance story Time Enough to Love.

And if you're following along with my snippets from To Weave A Highland Tapestry, hop on over to Jenna's blog here!



Snippet from Time Enough to Love

“In less than two months, I had been given in marriage to one man, had that man taken from me, forced to wed another, confined to my chamber, and all but lost my standing in the court. Is there any wonder I wanted to be the one forcing someone to do my bidding?”

Geoffrey strode away then turned back to face her. “He took my place in your life. There is little left that I was the first to share with you.”

“That is not true, Geoffrey.” Her voice sharpened--’twas a ridiculous thing to say. “You were the first man to share a kiss with me, the first man to take me to his bed, the first I loved with all my heart. Are these things of little consequence to you?” She reached out her hand to him, hoping to draw him to her but he waved it off, a gesture that struck to her heart.

To find out what happens next, follow me to Bambi Lynn’s blog next week.


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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