I’m currently making my way through Beth Trissel‘s novel Enemy of the King. So, my teaser today is from that.
P. 8 Meriwether didn’t know how to reply to the wistfulness in his voice for fear she’d break the spell.
She longed for some declaration of deeper affection from him, but he said nothing else. He was so near, and yet…night noises scented with the spiciness of herbs from the kitchen garden filled the silence as she waited, yearning to close the gap between them.
Finally, he spoke. “When you were a little girl, I used to lift you up to touch the stars.”
She envisioned the young man and the child upraised to dizzying heights. “I remember.”
“How you laughed and reached out your arms. You really thought I could raise you up to the heavens.”
“I’m still waiting, Mister Jordan,” she said softly.
He lifted his hand and smoothed her cheek. “Don’t.”
She trembled at this light touch. “I can’t help myself.”
Heaviness edged his reply. “Some things aren’t meant to be, Meriwether.”
Poor Merriweather! Would you like to read a little more, and find out how that particular fight started? Enemy of the King is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Wild Rose Press in ebook and paperback.
1780, South Carolina: While Loyalist Meriwether Steele recovers from illness in the stately home of her beloved guardian, Jeremiah Jordan, she senses the haunting presence of his late wife. When she learns that Jeremiah is a Patriot spy and shoots Captain Vaughan, the British officer sent to arrest him, she is caught up on a wild ride into Carolina back country, pursued both by the impassioned captain and the vindictive ghost. Will she remain loyal to her king and Tory twin brother or risk a traitor’s death fighting for Jeremiah? If Captain Vaughan snatches her away, he won’t give her a choice.