Good Morning! Welcome to the Fall/Winter Medieval Monday blog hop! We’re doing the hop somewhat differently this time around. There will be a link below to the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page that has links to all the other authors who are participating this time around. So after you read my excerpt, click the link and go have fun with our medieval romance snippets. They can also be found via #MedMonFall2020 .
Our theme for the fall is Nature and I’ll be sharing a segment from my medieval Christmas novella Seduction at the Christmas Court. The scene begins with a boar hunt some days before Christmas in 1349. Geoffrey, Lord Longford and his wife Alyse have been summoned to the King’s Christmas court and this is the King’s favorite sport.
Alyse and Geoffrey, Lord and Lady Longford, have journeyed to the glittering Christmas Court of King Edward III in the year 1349 to wait upon the king and take part in some Yuletide merriment. However, when Geoffrey is suddenly called into the king’s service again, Alyse must remain at court, attending the queen and persuading her rebellious sister to accept an unwanted betrothal. When rumors of Geoffrey’s death arise, Alyse fends off an old suitor who wants to renew their friendship. But how long will he take “No” for an answer?
EXCERPT FOR WEEK #7:
(The action has shifted from the woods to Alyse in the castle when she receives an urgent summons.)
Alyse sprang into the corridor, pulling Pippa behind her with a steely grip. “Where is the surgery?”
“Follow me.” Pippa picked up her skirts and ran toward the right and several twists and turns later they came upon a doorway to a large chamber. The din of shouts, curses, and moans filled the air– servants and knights sped in and out, some with garments torn or bloody.
Alyse clenched her teeth and followed her sister into a long room that reeked of the astringent smell of vinegar and the coppery scent of blood. She winced and squeezed Pippa’s hand, but one look at her sister’s white face and she pulled her back out of the room.
“Pippa,” she clasped both her hands and gave her a shake, “’tis no worse than helping with my childbirth so take a deep breath and follow me.”
A tinge of color crept back into her face as her sister nodded.
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