Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 06/24/18 Wedding the Widow ~ Bride of the Fields

Wedding the Widow will release on July 31, 2018!

Only 37 days until Release Day!

Welcome to more of my snippets from my upcoming release, book 2 of The Widow’s Club series, Wedding the Widow, which will release in print and e-book on July 31. This has been a very busy summer!

In this week’s snippet I’m continuing from the beginning. Lord Brack (Jemmy to his family and friends) and Mrs. Elizabeth Easton, are attending the Harvest Festival while at a house party in Wrotham Village, Kent. The festival is about to finish with a somewhat potent ritual called the Crowning of the Corn Maiden. Jemmy has just told her the crowning used to entail more than just a kiss.

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules and snippet may therefore be slightly different from published version.)

“More?” she squeaked, heat blasting her face, as though she stood too close to the flickering torches. The chilly night became hot as midday.

“Long ago the Harvest Lord chose his Corn Maiden as his Bride of the Fields.  After the toasts and celebration ended, the Lord took his Bride into the fields and the two spent the night together in a makeshift bridal tent. The next spring, if the Corn Maiden was increasing, it was considered an auspicious sign for a good crop and the two married.”

“And if there was no child?”

 “Then no wedding.”

“Oh, dear.” Elizabeth clutched her glass of ale, her heart beating furiously. “How… pagan.”

Wedding the Widow is available for pre-order on Amazon, B & N, Kobo, Google, and Apple.

BLURB:  

“Will she say yes a second time?” 

Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they’ll learn how to live—and love—again . . .Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she’s so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack . . .

After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever . . .

 

Books in The Widow’s Club series:

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here.  There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.

 

 

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20 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 06/24/18 Wedding the Widow ~ Bride of the Fields

  1. Carrie-Anne says:

    I also love her response. This is such a great premise to set up the story.

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  2. Siren X Star says:

    I lpved the pagan comment!! Fantastic snippet!

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  3. I like the pagan remark. 🙂 I think she was just so flustered, that was all she could come up with to say to him.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Elizabeth is very unsettled by the ritual and the way it’s affecting her. And that’s why she blames it on the “pagan-ness” of the atmosphere. It’s very much on her mind at the moment. 🙂

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  4. Ha, I like her response. 😀

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  5. Chris Grover says:

    Wonderful snippet. I just love rituals from way back when. Well done!

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  6. Hywela Lyn says:

    Another great snippet – I love references to old Pagan customs – they might not have been very moral but they were certainly colourful!

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  7. Pagans had more fun! Your covers are always gorgeous, but I particularly love her dress on this one.

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  8. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Yes, but will she go through with it? Great snippet!

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  9. I’m enjoying the way this is all progressing, including her reactions. Loved the snippet!

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  10. daryldevore says:

    How pagan – hilarious. Fabulous snippet. tweeted.

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