Teaser Tuesday – 2/11/21 – Comes a Horseman

This week’s #teasertuesday is from Comes a Horseman Book 3 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.

“Did you know about this?” Jérôme turned to his wife. He then said something in French Kristopher didn’t understand.
Michel paled but kept standing.

“We do not choose who we love,” Rosine said. “Our heart chooses for us. You’ve said that often enough yourself, mon cher.”

“Love?” Jérôme looked at Michel closely, then Kristopher.

Kristopher shifted uncomfortably in his chair. Michel not only stood his ground but placed one hand on Kristopher’s shoulder. “Oui,” Michel said, “je l’adore, Papa.”

“I wasn’t talking about him loving a German!” Jérôme shot his wife a glare. “And has it escaped your notice that not only has he brought a German into our home, but he—”

Kristopher pushed back his chair, barely giving Michel time to move out of the way. “I do not want to cause trouble,” he mumbled before Jérôme could finish his sentence. Had this been a mistake? “Je suis désolé.”

Michel caught his arm and squeezed it. “Don’t apologise, and you are not causing trouble, mon cher. Wait outside. My father and I have a few things to discuss. I will not be long.”

“If you need me to, I’ll stay.”

“I won’t be long,” Michel repeated. “I promise.” He turned back to his father and switched languages. Kristopher recognized a couple of swear words before he slipped from the room. Both men’s voices were raised, and he’d never heard Michel this angry before.

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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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