Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/28/19 Married by Christmas ~”You’re Angry at Me?”

In keeping with my Christmas in July theme (and the fact it’s a new release) I have switched this month to my new Christmas novella Married by Christmas.




A wager he should have refused…


After two miserable Seasons, Miss Marianne Covington is determined not to have a third and enlists the help of longtime friend William Stanley to assist her. Will wagers he can find her a husband before Christmas. But when none of the suitors suit, he is ready to do something drastic for the woman who’s become more than just a friend.

I’m starting with a scene a little into the story. Marianne has bemoaned the fact that there are no decent gentlemen to marry. Her friend Will has wagered he can find her a husband by Christmas.

In this week’s snippet Marianne and Will are at a winter costume ball. He’s dressed as Ullr, a Norse god, including a beard. He’s just suggested introducing her to another gentleman, but after a comment from Marianne that goes a bit too far, her mother insists she must  apologize and dance with William as penance. After the dance, William does introduce Marianne to Lord Sherston.

In today’s snippet, Marianne has accosted William because she believes he has tried to trick her with an unsuitable suitor and has dragged him out onto the balcony.

We are in now in Marianne’s  POV.

The snippet  has been slightly altered to accommodate the WWW format.


“You’re angry at me?”

“Who else would I be angry at?” She stamped her foot again and cried, “How could you introduce me to Lord Sherston, who, even though he seems a very pleasant gentleman, has but one thing on his mind: to find a mother for his four sons–four sons, William!”

Astonished, he took a step backward and bumped into the balustrade that surrounded the balcony, some twelve feet above the ground. “Sherston has four sons?”

“You know he does and that is the second cruel trick you’ve played on me.” She moved toward him, fire in her eyes.

Suddenly, Will no longer felt safe backed against the balustrade. Inch by inch, he slowly made his way around the curved end of the balcony until his back rested on the hard stone of the building; he sighed in relief.

Marianne had followed him until now she stood before him, her hands opening and closing rapidly–would she actually plant him a facer?

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Christmas Books by Jenna Jaxon







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20 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/28/19 Married by Christmas ~”You’re Angry at Me?”

  1. Carrie-Anne says:

    I thought he was going to fall or be pushed off! That’s certainly not the type of guy most young ladies prefer to be set up with.


  2. Hywela Lyn says:

    Great excerpt – poor guy, can’t help feeling sorry for him!


  3. Diane Burton says:

    So funny. I almost thought she was going to push him down the stairs. Good thing he managed to find a safer spot. Poor guy. Whatever he says is wrong. Cute snippet.

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  4. “…a facer.” I adore this couple.

    Wonderful story!

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  5. Great imagery of his fear for her. I’m curious to know if she indeed ‘plants him a facer’. lol

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  6. Uh oh, tricky situation here! I loved every aspect of the snippet, including the way he moves to a safer spot. Who doesn’t love Christmas in July, especially the way you write it?! Great snippet…

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you so much, Veronica! Will is no fool. He knows Marianne and knows what she’s capable of! LOL When the weather outside is frightfully hot, Christmas cheer can cool you down–or heat you even more!


  7. Ed Hoornaert says:

    In one of your books, Jenna? Yes, she might plant him a facer.

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  8. Nancy Gideon says:

    The dynamics between these two is so fiery and fun. Poor Will!

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  9. Alexis Duran says:

    Could it be that she frightens off most men? Poor Will!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Well, she’s angry at him with good reason. She thinks he’s been playing her by setting her up with a man she would never consider marrying. But there are other forces at work! LOL


  10. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    I wonder how high up that balcony is. I hope no one goes over the edge!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. More, I want more of this charming snippet and I just can’t wait.

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