Medieval Monday ~ Seduction at the Christmas Court ~ “You Are No Healer”

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.

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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?


“Pippa, run and get vinegar and honey from the butlery,” Alyse said, straightening from inspecting Guy’s wound, then glancing from one corner of the room to another and frowning. Then she headed into the nearest corner, a dim recess of stone–good fortune had smiled on her. Carefully, she blew on the dusty spider web, cleaning it as best she could before gathering the sticky strands one by one until she had a good wad of them in her palm.

“What are you doing with that?” Guy asked and eyed her warily, scooting closer to the wall and drawing his leg away from her, wincing at the movement.

“Have your healers at Belle Chasse never used this remedy, Guy?” She knelt beside him, playing with the ball of threads, patting them into a length to match the wound.

“Nay, I remember no such thing,” he peered at her keenly, “and you are no healer, Alyse.”

She chuckled and pulled the cloth of his chausses away from the gaping slash. “I have become one through necessity.”


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2 Responses to Medieval Monday ~ Seduction at the Christmas Court ~ “You Are No Healer”

  1. Sandy Fehr says:

    Leaves me hanging, too. Since I read this story so long ago, I can’t remember what happens. So looks like I definitely need to reread.


  2. Such a fun snippet that left me hanging. I wonder what happens next… Great job!


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