23 February 2013

Sweet Saturday Sample 23-02-13


Time for Sweet Saturday Sample again, and this week I'm continuing in His Chosen Bride, from where I left off a couple of week's ago.

Not only do you get Henri's reaaction to the King's edict, but you will meet/become reacquainted with his youngest brother, Liam and his wife Melanie from From Now Until Forever, book one of The Gasquet Princes series.
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              Feeling like a recalcitrant four-year-old, Henri recognised that tone of voice now and sighed. A lenient parent in most things, there were times when his father’s tone brooked no argument. This was one of them, Henri acknowledged.
“What am I supposed to do?” For the life of him, he failed to conceal his sarcasm. “Twiddle my thumbs? And for how long?”
“Until I say otherwise.” A beam of sunlight transformed the king’s thatch of grey hair to silver. His eyes conveyed simultaneous messages of understanding and determination. He rose and rounded his desk. Resting his hand on Henri’s shoulder, his tone gentled. “Get away, right away, and relax. Do you suppose I’ve found it easy to watch you running yourself into the ground in your efforts to combine your schedule with mine? And now—? Now,” he paused, waiting for a reaction Henri swallowed before continuing. “Now it is time for me to take up the reins again.            
"The plane is waiting to take you to Scotland. Melanie and Liam hope you will remain with them for a couple of months at least, until you are fully rested."
As you can imagine, Henri is not pleased with the outcome of his interview with his father.
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10 comments:

Patricia Kiyono said...

I loved this book, as well as the first in the series. Can't wait to read about the younger brothers!

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks Patty, their stories are sprogressing -- very slowly, but progressng :-) Thanks for your kind words.

Jenna said...

Henri needs to mind his father and go chill for a while. A change of scenery is always good--especially if it contains new young ladies. Just what a prince needs, right? This sounds like a delightful book.

Elaine Cantrell said...

In the long run I bet Henri is glad he listened to his father. Nice excerpt.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by Jenna. henri has a lot of lessons to learn, that's for sure.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Elaine, he doesn't make it easy for himself.

Sydney Logan said...

Fantastic excerpt!

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Sydney, glad you enjoyed it.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a difficult challenge Henri's father has presented for him. The interaction between them felt real and intense.

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

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks laurel-Rain, I'm glad you like this scene too.