22 June 2012

Sweet Saturday Samples

Last week I shared a sample from my untitled WIP.  During the week I 'got' the title and so, this week I'm sharing a little bit more from what is now called Vidal's Honor.  In this week's sample, I have moved on several weeks in the story.

Thanks to everyone who visits, and I'd love to hear from you as this is a WIP with little editing so far.

“It is as I believed; there was French agent in your Admiralty, for only a traitor could pass on your husband’s identity. Now I am told the French are searching for you.”

“I thought we knew that?”

“It was a believable assumption given the circumstances,” Phillipe struggled to find the right words in English. “We assumed, but we did not ‘know’. Now we know.”


“It is of no importance to you. All you need to know is that because your husband’s identity is known to the French you must leave.”

“Dev’s identity? Why would giving his name to the enemy make a difference?”

“Not his given name, Mrs. Beaumont,” Phillipe said. “Your husband provided your Admiralty and War department with vital information about movements and activities of the French armies. Information they could pass on to other divisions. He set up a network of underground units, men, rebels who objected to Napoleon installing his brother Joseph on the Spanish throne. No man survives long that kind of work using his own name.”

She wanted to dismiss Phillipe’s revelations as nonsense. Unbelievable nonsense, but if it had been, her husband would still be alive. “Are you trying to tell me Dev was some sort of spy? An agent?”

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Sarah Ballance said...

Oh, wow. What a horrible thing to learn! It must be terrible to have a government looking for you, and on the heels of this news about her husband ... yikes!

Patricia Preston said...

Intriguing. Wonder if her husband is still alive. Love the spy aspect.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Definitely sparked my interest with this snippet...thanks for sharing!


Jenna said...

Sounds like she's in trouble. And no husband now to shield her. Great conflict and intrigue happening here. love the sample. :)

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your comment Sarah. I value your opinion. :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

Patricia, a nice twist, all I caan say is, a twist I never thought of... Thanks for adding your input, it always gets the mind dancing off in other directions :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

Laurel-Rain, thanks for coming by and letting me know how you feel about this. I appreciate your support. :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

Jenna, I'm pleased this scene works for you. You have it in one. - She's in trouble! Thanks for your input. :-)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I can't imagine how it must feel to learn that your husband is a spy. You've done a good job of showing her dismay and disbelief. I'd keep turning pages to find out more!

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Sandy, I appreciate your 'vote of confidence' :-)

Marsha Ward said...

Learning this about your husband must be devastating! Thanks for sharing your WIP with us.

Lindsay said...

Great tension

Iris B said...

A spy? Not knowing all of the story, that might be an interesting thing - perhaps. Possibly. Look forward to more.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Marsha, thanks for coming by and commenting.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Lindsay.

Sherry Gloag said...

Iris theres other posts on this story at
1 http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/sweet-saturday-samples.html

2 http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/six-sentence-sunday_14.html

3 http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/tuesdays-tales-city.html

4 is today's blog
5 is Sunday's
6 I'm not sure whether I will continue this on Tuesday, but think I will and for a while it will be the last from Vidal's Honor.

Hope this helps.