Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 01/22/2023 ~ Time Enough to Love ~ “What is Amiss?”


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 skipping ahead to Chapter 7, where the first banns for Alyse’s marriage to Geoffrey have been read.  Enjoy!


“Good morrow, Lady Alyse.” Geoffrey stopped short. “What is amiss, my 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.

And a little more for good measure…

“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?” There was an undertone of pique in his voice.

They had reached the corridor outside the chapel, carried forward by the momentum of Alyse’s indignation. She turned to him, her mouth open, a stinging retort on her lips. Would he ever think only of himself? “’Tis not about—”

The sight of his face froze the words on her tongue.



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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9 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 01/22/2023 ~ Time Enough to Love ~ “What is Amiss?”

  1. Eden says:

    This was a perfectly evil place to finish this post, Jenna. The vitriol she’s casting upon him….


  2. Kate Warren says:

    What? What was on his face? How did he look? So like an author to leave us wondering. I salute you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. It seems she is the one who thinks only of herself. Can he convince her to smile on him?


  4. You know that I like every one of your books I’ve read. But, this one–the first of yours I read? I LOVE this series.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ooh, nice place to leave us hanging! I did enjoy these stories – excellent excerpt!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Nancy Gideon says:

    What a place to leave us hanging!! For shame! Still my favorite of yours.

    Liked by 1 person

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