*Each romance in Medieval Runaway Wives may be read as a standalone and in any order. The series will be available exclusively at Amazon and can be read for free in Kindle Unlimited.
Song of the Heart (Medieval Runaway Wives Book 1)
An earl whose wife abandoned him. A woman fleeing an abusive husband. Two damaged souls come together and find love in Alexa Aston’s new historical romance trilogy.
As the third wife of an abusive French vineyard owner, Madeleine Bouchard hasn’t produced the expected heir after three years of marriage. Fearing he plans to kill her, she flees during a trip to England. Unable to make her way home, she joins a troupe of traveling mummers and reinvents herself as the only woman troubadour in the land, captivating audiences with both song and story.
Nobleman Garrett Montayne’s fascination with Madeleine causes him to pay the troupe to bypass their next stop in order to journey to his estate. Though he suspects Madeleine of being a thief with dark secrets, love blossoms between them under the magical moon of summer solstice.
But Madeleine’s past is about to catch up with her, as her husband is set to arrive to conduct business with Garrett. Madeleine determines to free herself from her loveless marriage and make a new life with Garrett, no matter what the cost.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DC19QY8/ *Free in Kindle Unlimited
A Promise of Tomorrow (Medieval Runaway Wives Book 2)
*Releases September 15, 2020 — on preorder for 99 cents now!
A widow longing for love but threatened by scandal. A charming rogue who has love to give but not a penny to his name. Two souls yearning to be together yet separated by tremendous odds …
As a third son, Englishman Ashby fitz Waryn has neither a title nor grand estate, but he does have a lifelong friend in Lord Garrett Montayne, the earl he serves. Garrett sends Ashby to France to learn more about winemaking, an investment the Montaynes have been involved with for decades. Ashby journeys to Monteville, an estate in Bordeaux, where he becomes knowledgeable about grapes—and unexpectedly falls in love with Marielle de la Tresse, a married comtesse in a loveless marriage.
Marielle Matesse was blamed for her twin sister’s death, spending ten years in a convent as punishment. Returned to her parents, she hopes to start a new life when an older man, a wealthy comte, takes her as his bride. The marriage is loveless and childless and her life dull—until a handsome Englishman comes calling.
When Comte de la Tresse dies under mysterious circumstances, his brother, Marc, insinuates he’ll start rumors that Marielle poisoned her husband unless she immediately weds Marc. Marielle flees France under Ashby’s protection, hoping to start a new life in England with the handsome knight.
But Marc de la Tresse refuses to give up so easily, imprisoning Marielle’s family in Monteville’s dungeons. They will be left to die unless Marielle returns to France and marries her husband’s killer.
Can Ashby outwit Marc and claim the love he’s hungered for, or will Marielle sacrifice her freedom to save the family that abandoned her?
Destined for Love
*Releases October 20, 2020 — on preorder now for 99 cents!
A widow who seeks to protect her unborn child. A knight willing to shield her from harm. A journey where two souls come together—and a destined love is born …
A lazy, jealous brother banished Sir Drake Harcourt from his home once their parents died. Drake comes to Mallowbourne, home to the Baron and Baroness of Gaynesford, and makes his mark with superb combat skills and a kind heart.
Lady Faylinn d’Albert wed her father’s close friend, a man more than three decades older. After ten years of marriage, her husband dies—and Faylinn finds herself with child. Her bitter stepdaughter shoves Faylinn down the stairs, hoping it will kill her and the babe, so she can offer herself to the king as a bride for the new baron and remain in her beloved home.
Drake finds the injured Faylinn and learns of the threat she faces, nursing her with skills learned from his mother, an exceptional healer. Faylinn pretends she doesn’t remember the attempt on her life, trying to buy herself time. But when her stepdaughter poisons Faylinn’s wine and Drake prevents her from drinking it, he knows her life is in danger and spirits her away.
On the journey to her brother’s estate, the pair fall in love but their future is uncertain. If Faylinn births a daughter, she is free. If she delivers a son, she must return to Mallowbourne and raise the next baron—and wed a man of the king’s choice. Their fate hangs in the balance, even as new threats appear.
Will Faylinn and Drake find happiness—or will they be torn apart forever?