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Petty Jealousy Even in the 11th Century

Welcome back to week #3 of the #MedMonFall20. Our theme this time is nature. The way nature has been acting up lately with fires, hurricanes, and droughts, I think it is a very appropriate topic. Check out all the participating author's links here .

I'm continuing with my excerpt from The Gentle Knight where Peter gets to be quite jealous of the young highlander, Lachlann. This is the same Lachlann from my upcoming release, Lachlann's Legacy. Enjoy!


“If you wish me to be of assistance, then I will gladly accept Brighit on my horse. She is smaller.”

Peter glanced at Mort who was shooting daggers. “Very well. Get up here, Mort.”

Peter soothed his mount and tried not to notice the way Lachlann leaned his strong arm toward Brighit. Or the way she grabbed it and was pulled effortlessly to sit sideways in front of him.

An arm on either side of her, Lachlann pulled his reins to catch up with Peter. After seeing Brighit wrapping her arm around the man’s side and the man’s grin of satisfaction, Peter refused to look again. When Mort started to wrap his arms around Peter’s middle from where he sat behind him, Peter swatted at his arms.

“Use your legs man!”

"As you wish, my lord.”


A medieval soldier returns home to find his lover died in childbirth just as his own mother had. Believing he is cursed, Peter of Normandy turns from love. When he must give escort to an Irish princess more noble than many knights, he struggles with his decision to live a solitary life. Can he take the chance that his love won’t be a death sentence and possibly make them stronger?

Padraig MacNaughton’s death-bed decree rips his daughter, Brighit, from the shelter of her protective clan in Ireland. Forced to take vows at a Priory in England, she finds herself in the hands of lecherous mercenaries with their own agendas. Dare she trust the Norman knight to see her safely to her new life as a nun? Even when she finds in him the fulfillment of all she’s ever wanted?

​Or will honor and duty eclipse their one chance for happiness?

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Ooh...he is jealous! Great snippet, Ashley.


Anastasia Abboud
Anastasia Abboud
Oct 05, 2020

Love this snippet! Peter's reaction to the whole situation made me snicker! Yes, snicker! I can just see it. I look forward to getting to know all of these characters better. Happy Medieval Monday, Ashley!

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