The Sheriff's Wife
In medieval France, Marie de la Croix is high in society, but has not managed to produce an heir to her brutal husband. When the local carpenter is brought in to make some new furniture, Marie realises that there is another life available to her than that of just being the Sheriff's wife.
This is a short story and it will not be continued in present form, as it was basically just a (surprisingly long) chapter of a NaNovel about something completely different (the chapter was meant to be a sort of flashback to a previous life lived by the MCs, but I've removed all those references here) - which I won't put on here because it's 52k long and is a collection of scenes without a plot. If I continue with the story of the sheriff's wife, I'd start from scratch and fill it out a lot more, as this is really just a synopsis. :)