This week's snippet is from The Scholar's Heart again. The Scholar's Heart will be out on May 30th so we're getting close now! In this week's snippet, Tristan has just told Etan that he has to marry to fulfill a promise he made to his father who is dying, but Etan is still hopeful that the two of them can be together.
Etan worked himself up to suggest that perhaps the two of them could wed. Not right away, but they could make an agreement and use a betrothal period to see if they would suit. Etan knew they would, but he was already thinking of ways to convince Tristan and Tristan’s father, if necessary. Etan’s own father would be difficult, he was sure—as a duke, his father would want Etan to make a more advantageous marriage to a lady of noble birth—but he could deal with Father later.
But all those thoughts—all the hope that came with them—screeched to a halt when Tristan spoke. “I’m to marry a daughter of a friend of Father’s, Dariela. They think it will be good for the business.”
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