Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 01/08/2023 ~ Time Enough to Love ~ Present Yourself


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors !

I’m starting a new set of snippets this week, from the very first book I ever wrote. Time Enough to Love is the book of my heart and this month I put it up on Kindle Unlimited for the very first time. So to celebrate, I thought I’d take snippets from it for January before going on to one of my currebt WIPs. Some of you may remember these characters, but I hope everyone will enjoy their story.



When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.

From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.

As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?

I’m starting at the beginning of Chapter 2, as Lady Alyse de Courcey is being introduced to the man she must marry. Enjoy!


“Lady Alyse de Courcy,” King Edward called out again, bringing Alyse’s head up like a startled deer, “present yourself before the court.”

Alyse shot off her seat.

“I beg pardon, sire.” She hurried from behind the table, too aware of all the eyes now on her. As she moved to stand before the king, the low drone of many voices rose around the room.

“Impudent girl.”

“I’d not want to be in her place.”

“Do you think the king will…”

Each snatch of conversation made her heart beat faster. What will he do to me?

And a little more for good measure…

She stopped several feet from the dais and the room hushed as though everyone held their breath.

“What do you require of me, Majesty?” Her mouth so dry she could taste sand, Alyse fought to speak in a normal tone. With a sigh of relief, she dropped into a deep curtsy, hiding her face in the folds of her skirt. If only she could remain bowed thus before His Majesty for the remainder of the evening.

King Edward laughed. “Obedience, Lady Alyse, as I require of all my subjects. As your father requires of his daughter.”

Her heart thumped wildly in her breast. That could mean but one thing.

“Rise, my lady.”

She did so on unsteady feet. “I am ready, as always, Your Majesty, to obey my father as I would you.” Holy Mary, let it be Lord Braeton.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here. There are some fantastic snippets to be read.

Time Enough to Love, Betrothal, Betrayal, and Beleaguered are now all available on KU. Click each title to grab your copies!

Time Enough to Love Novels and Novellas 


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13 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 01/08/2023 ~ Time Enough to Love ~ Present Yourself

  1. Eden says:

    I love how she is caught at such unawares. Edward is remarkably jovial…. he must light Geoffrey a lot


  2. Kate Warren says:

    Lovely snippet, Jenna. Poor Alyce, not knowing to whom she is about to be betrothed.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great entrance, if a little delayed!

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  4. I remember this one fondly! enjoyed the snippet, really captures the feeling of the time and place for me.

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  5. Kate Hill says:

    I can feel her anxiety. This is a huge moment for her.

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  6. Diane Burton says:

    A great beginning. Lots of questions. Can’t wait to read more.

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  7. Nancy Gideon says:

    I love the complications in this story. You have to like all the players for their want to be obedient . . . even when the heart pulls them in different . . . and wrong directions. One of my favorite stories!

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