Today I’m starting on a SSS-esque meme, called either “The Backward in Time Blog Hop” or “Ten Sentences for Twenty Centuries,” (title TBA later). So you’ll continue to get snippets of my historical romances, but you’ll get a little more of them–10 instead of 6 sentences!
For today I’m carrying on with Betrothal, my medieval romance set in the 14th century. This snippet begins where yesterday’s Sweet Saturday post left off. (You can read that here.) Thomas is pointing out how besotted Geoffrey is about Alyse. But a shadow from the past touches him.
Geoffrey opened his mouth to protest but closed it without a sound at his friend’s unflinching stare.
Thomas laughed and clapped his friend on the back. “’Tis not your fault, Geoffrey. The day of reckoning comes to us all.”
“Then why has it not come to you?” Thomas held the status of dedicated bachelor, despite the need for an heir to his title.
A shadow crossed his friend’s face and he turned away, dropping his hand from Geoffrey’s shoulder. “Oh, I have had my reckoning, if you will remember.”
Geoffrey shifted uncomfortably, stricken as the memory came back. “I beg your pardon; I had forgotten…”
If you want more, come back next week! 🙂 Thanks for coming by today for the “launch.” Please click here to hop on to more historical posts!