Sweet Saturday Sample from Ghostly Romance Novel Somewhere My Love–Beth Trissel

My 'Somewhere in Time' Series--Beth TrisselFrom Chapter Five: Will and Julia in rehearsal for Hamlet (Yes, Somewhere My Love has Hamlet parallels, plus Hamlet features a rather famous ghost)

Julia (as Ophelia) looked pained. “‘You are merry, my lord.’”

“‘Oh, God. What should a man do but be merry?’”

Will rose to heap condemnation on the queen for wedding his uncle so soon after the king’s death. It was a stretch, to say the least, to envision his elderly grandmother as the seductive beauty who’d  captivated his evil uncle, played by the sweating, ill at ease Douglas. But Will stabbed a finger in Nora’s direction. “‘For look you how cheerfully my mother does, and my father died within two hours.’”

“‘Nay, it’s twice two months, my lord,’” Julia corrected.

Will answered with Hamlet’s sarcasm. “‘So long?  O heavens, die two months ago and not forgotten  yet? There’s hope a great man’s memory may outlive  his life half a year.’”

Cole’s had outlived his by two centuries.

Will gentled his voice and bent back over Julia, cupping her sweet face between his hands. He loved the feel of her smooth skin. “‘Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? It were better my mother had not born me.’”

She gazed at him in convincing bewilderment.

He wore on. “‘I am proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offenses at my beck than I have thoughts  to put them in or time to act them. What should  such fellows as I do crawling between earth and  heaven? Believe none of us. We are errant knaves,  all. To a nunnery, go. And quickly, too,’” he urged,  and covered her lips in a hard kiss.

The taste of her was intoxicating and he drew out the feel of her mouth as long as he dared. Angry and hurt she might be, but she had no choice other  than to kiss him now. His grandmother was also obligated to indulge him. For a moment.

Heart pounding, he straightened and smoothed Julia’s soft cheek. “‘Farewell.’”

It was only a part and he merely an actor in a play, but Will recoiled at the finality of that word. ~

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“Be wary then; best safety lies in fear.” ~ Hamlet

11 responses to “Sweet Saturday Sample from Ghostly Romance Novel Somewhere My Love–Beth Trissel

  1. I love this book!


  2. sherrygloagtheheartofromance

    Wow the passion in this scene is, as ever, awesome.


  3. I love the way you’ve blended your plot with Hamlet. Brilliant and beautifully done.


  4. Whoa! What a great scene! Fun to put the words of The Bard into the mouth of your own character and have him react to them so sharply. Thanks!


  5. I loved how you’ve interwoven Hamlet into this story. Lets’ hope it doesn’t morph into Romeo & Juliet! Passionate scene!


  6. This is an interesting scene with the Hamlet references in it. Kudos for the blending.


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