is our theme for this round of Medieval Monday!
Join us, our heroes and heroines and as we see that crucial first encounter with a couple meant to be together.
This week’s excerpt is from
The Lady of the Forest
Beneath the cape, she wore a dark, rough tunic covering thick hose that obscured the curve of her legs. But that glorious hair—it lit the glum interior of the small chamber.
Glowering, she whisked the braid beneath the neck of the tunic.
“Untie me at once.” His voice croaked from a dry throat, not as threatening as he’d planned, but gruff enough to send her back a step. “I promise not to beat you.”
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He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?
When her elderly husband dies, Lady Katherine fakes her own death and disappears into the forest with others escaping the brutish new lord. Determined to protect her people, she knocks the wrong man senseless. But Lord Henry isn’t an enemy, he’s the brother of her childhood friend. Although his tender confidence tempts her, she’s bound by duty.
Henry of Chauvere has found the one lady he wants for his own, never mind she’s tied him hand and foot. When he learns the king has ordered her to wed Stonehill’s ruthless new master, he insists Kate seek haven with his sister. But she won’t desert her friends. Henry vows to solve her problem, provided he catches a traitor before the threat from Kate’s past catches her.
When a daring rescue compels Henry and Kate to join forces, their attraction grows into love. If only duty didn’t drive them apart.
Follow along next week at Judith Marshall’s: https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/
And find my next installment of the first meet in Betrothal on Barbara’s blog today.