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Friday, May 3, 2013

Sweet Saturday Sample: An Arranged Marriage

Welcome to Sweet Saturday Sample. My excerpt today is from my soon to be released fantasy romance The Enchanted.  In this excerpt, Prince Alan meets Princess Morgane for the first time.

The sound of a trumpet interrupted Alan. Meryn entered the room behind the trumpeters and called in a ringing voice, "His majesty, King Maccus, and his daughter, the Princess Morgane, wife of Prince Alan, heir to the throne of his father, King Bowdyn."

Everyone at the table rose to their feet and bowed as Maccus and Morgane paused at the door. Alan could not stop staring at the princess. He had not expected her to be so beautiful. Her red-gold hair cascaded across her shoulders in swirling waves he ached to touch. Even from this distance he could see that her eyes were the color of the sea on a cloudy, stormy day. Her white, beribboned gown made their unique color stand out. She had a willowy, lithe figure.

Every inch the king, Bowdyn crossed the room and took Princess Morgane's hand. "Come. I will introduce you to your husband, Prince Alan."

What? They're married, and he's never met her?  Yep, that's right. Their fathers arranged a dynastic marriage.  Can this ever work out?  We'll see.


Jean Joachim said...

Your description of Morgane gave me goosebumps. Seems like Alan has been a very good bargain here, one he's going to like. What a charming story! Love, Elaine.

jeff7salter said...

It continues to amaze me that people ever had to marry someone because of an arrangement, or a treaty, or a dowry.
A very interesting platform, on which to compose a story.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for release day!!!

Patricia Kiyono said...

So we know that Prince Alan likes what he sees. What does Princess Morgane think? Nice excerpt.

Jenna said...

I love the arranged marriage trope! Can't wait to see how they take to one another. Prince Alan seems pleased. Wonder what Morgane thinks of it all. Great snippet.

Carrie-Anne said...

At least it seems like this arranged marriage might work out for the better!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds exciting....much will be revealed, I'm sure.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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