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I am continuing snippets from my new medieval romance set in fourteenth century England in and around my hometown of Reading.
My heroine Audrey and her cousin Margaret are traveling home from their pilgrimage to Glastonbury Abbey. They are on the last day of their journey when four horsemen gallop from behind. Everyone is nervous because outlaws have attacked travelers on this road recently.
This snippet continues from last week with minor deletions and repunctuation to fit. Note – Audrey has a grey mare called Daisy and a wolfhound, Rufus.
You can read last week’s snippet here – https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2019/06/frisky-mare-wins-curious-gaze-snippet.html
The last sentence was: A sudden smile warmed his severe face and lit green streaks in his hazel eyes.
My heart gave a flutter of delight and I returned his smile.
The yeoman gave me a nod. He pressed his spurs into his steed’s flanks and slapped the reins; his black courser tossed its head and sped into a gallop.
One after the other, his men passed us. Once they passed the vanguard of our party, their horses settled back into an easy canter. Their leader’s stern face remained etched in my mind. My instant attraction to this handsome yeoman caused me to reassess my options for a husband. I had wealth enough to support a man with none. Yet, if I married a penniless man, I would never know if he most desired me or my riches. A man who could support himself would be best if I should decide to marry again and risk losing my independence.
Note: yeomen might serve a lord and depend on his wages, but they could also own land and have independent income.
A young widow in possession of a good business must be in want of a husband.
In fourteenth century Britain, Dame Audrey enjoys her independence as the widow of a cloth merchant. She has no desire to remarry and submit to a husband’s will, but the town elders covet her prosperous business. Her kindness to a stranger earns Bridda’s blessing and a brooch with a green dragon offers glimpses into the hidden world of the supernatural. The faerie brooch attracts trouble from thieves of all ranks and the attentions of a handsome bailiff, Selwyn Drake. Can she evade the schemes to force her into wedlock and retain her independence?
I have published a short story set in the Secret Supers series
Estelle and her flying mare join Toby and the Secret Supers to search for a missing girl, seven-year old Juliana.
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Thrilling SciFi Romance set on Jupiter’s moon.
Daredevil scientist & scarred alien merman forge a perilous alliance despite the antagonism of their people.
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