Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 3/01/20 Betrothal ~ Something is Amiss

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

Today I’m switching to the first of my medieval romances, Betrothal, Book 1 of my Time Enough to Love series. Betrothal is currently on sale this week for .99 on Amazon and Smashwords. It will be .99 on B & N as soon as the price change goes through.




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. Nevertheless, the fascinating Lady Alyse has done exactly that, and his feelings for her only grow as he learns more of her gentle yet spirited nature. 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?

I’m starting a goodish way into the story. Lady Alyse de Courcy has been betrothed to a knight she has never met, a hulking warrior who she must wed in a matter of weeks before they accompany the Princess Joanna on her journey to Spain. Sir Geoffrey Longford has taken a liking to his little bride; Alyse, however, is slower to give her affection. This scene takes place just after the first banns have been read (banns–public announcement of the intention to wed– had to be read three times on successive Sundays before a wedding could take place) and Alyse’s shyness has become an issue.

We are in Alyse’s POV.

Some portions of this snippet may be changed from the book’s regular format to allow for WWW’s 10 line requirement.


“Good morrow, Lady Alyse,” Geoffrey stopped short, “but what is amiss, my

Closeup portrait of medieval knight in armor holding red rose on dark background, romance concept

lady? You look very unkindly for such a lovely morning.”

“What is amiss?” Alyse bristled, even more outraged that he did not immediately understand her fears, “You even need to ask what is amiss? Were you asleep when you stood before the altar that you did not see all the courtiers’ eyes on us–on me!” Her stomach clenched at the thought.

“You mean when the banns were read?”

Alyse gave him a withering look and stalked silently from the chapel.

“You did not wish to have the banns for our marriage read? Have you still no regard or trust for me then, Lady Alyse?” he said, an undertone of pique in his voice.

Betrothal is available for .99 on Amazon.


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

Time Enough to Love series by Jenna Jaxon

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17 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 3/01/20 Betrothal ~ Something is Amiss

  1. I love the anticipation when two people belong together but one of them doesn’t know it yet. Enjoyed the snippet!


  2. Elaine Cantrell says:

    He’s being very nice to her, but I don’t think she appreciates it very much. Time may change that, though.

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  3. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Since he’d becoming fond of his young bride, I feel kind of sorry for him here.

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  4. Diane Burton says:

    Ho, boy! An exciting introduction to a new story.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I remember this story, which was very well done. Nice to see these characters again and revisit the entire situation with you! I thought you captured the medieval ‘feel’ so well. Great snippet for us today!

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  6. Awe, this story is when I first read your writing! I love these two. This series left me amazed at how you’d seem to have written your characters into a corner as if there could never be resolution for any kind of happiness, and yet you did it. Bittersweet. A great series!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Than, you so much, Teresa! This is the story of my heart–I love these characters as well. Now that I should have more time for writing–well after this summer–I want to continue the series, which will still have Alyse and Geoffrey as minor characters in the remaining books. 🙂


  7. He seems quite considerate of her. I wonder if his friend would be so thoughtful.

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  8. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Does she really know either of them well? I hope she’ll learn she ended up with the better man. An intriguing snippet!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      She doesn’t know either of them really, but you know how seventeen-year-olds are–fall for a pretty face every time. 🙂 Still, Geoffrey is about to make a good case for why he’s the better choice.


  9. She is taking over. Poor man. His wife will make trouble for him. Exciting scene, my friend.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Well, she is a bit assertive here, but she knows once she’s married to him, she won’t be able to be but so outspoken. Of course, hopefully, then she won’t need to be. 🙂


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