Teaser Thursday (12): A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
“Elspeth Forbes was rocking gently on the veranda of her sister’s house, enjoying the coolness of the morning air, when a visitor was announced.
‘Why, Mr. Fraser!’ she exclaimed, sitting up. ‘What brings ye to Edenton? Is it Gerald ye’re in search of? He’s gone to –‘
‘Ah, no, Mistress Forbes.’ He swept her a low bow, the morning sun gleaming off his hair as though it were bronze metal. ‘It is yourself I’ve come for.’
‘Oh? Oh!’ She sat up in her chair, hastily brushing away crumbs of toast on her sleeve, and hoping her cap was on straight. ‘Why, sir, what could ye possibly want with an old woman?’
He smiled – such a nice looking lad he was, so fine in his gray coatie, and that look of mischief in his eyes – and leaned close to whisper in her ear.
‘I’ve come to steal ye away, Mistress.’
‘Och, awa’ with ye!’ She flapped a hand at him,laughing, and he took it, kissing her knuckles,” (853).
And just why is Jamie Fraser stealing away poor old Mistress Forbes? Read A Breath of Snow and Ashes to find out!