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
Brandon nodded at his men, and they fell in line behind him. Grit crunched beneath their boots as they marched down the musty corridor, the sound echoing in the dark, quiet abbey. As he expected, the sisters had retired for the night. It was fortunate this one heard his knock.
She led them into the front solar and stood to the side as they filed into the room. His travel-weary men crowded the small chamber. Brandon’s feet had grown numb hours ago, and his face burned from the ferocious wind; however, the hearth’s welcoming glow bathed him in warmth.
Elsbeth MacDougall recoils at the violent Scottish rebellion and the bleak plight of orphans. Vowing to protect the homeless, she embarks on a journey to Scone and sets her course to become a nun, sheltering children from the cruelties of war. But when Brandon McLeod arrives at the Abby, he shakes her convictions and stirs provoking emotions she buried long ago.
After English soldiers murder his family, Brandon McLeod determines a course of revenge and leads numerous clans in Scotland’s fight for freedom. Bent on the annihilation of English oppression, he is resolved to a life of solitude, vowing never to marry and chance the pain of losing loved ones again. However, that was before he met the enchanting Elsbeth.
Join me next week to find out what happens at Ashley York’s blog!
And find my next installment of the first meet in Betrothal on Lane’s blog today.