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We’re on week two of our Medieval Monday First Encounter snippet theme. Today’s guest is Jenna Jaxon and her excerpt from Bethrothal. Remember you have a chance to win all the eBooks from our First Encounter theme by commenting on all our blog posts! The more you comment, the bigger your chances. We hope you enjoy Jenna’s snippet. Happy reading!


If I were to marry Lord Braeton, then we would likely be much in company with his friend. She sighed. I suppose I will grow used to him.

The prospect did not delight her.

“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. Oh, Lord! She had kept King Edward waiting.



The heart can choose, but can it also change?

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. 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?



You can find Jenna’s snippet for next week on Judith Sterling’s blog here.

Jenna is hosting me this week with For All of Ever: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time Novel (Book One). You can find her blog here.

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