Welcome to Medieval Mondays! Our theme for this year’s first round is the hero and heroine’s first meet.
This week I’m hosting the lovely Judith Sterling and her medieval romance
Shadow of the Swan
“I see.” But he didn’t see…not fully. He might if she confided in him. For some reason, he wanted that confidence more than he’d wanted anything in a long time. “If I agree to this, you’ll have to stay the night at Ravenwood. Then, on the morrow, we’ll carry on. Will that suit you?”
She sighed a second time, and her gratitude was almost palpable. “Aye. I’m in your debt.”
“All debt aside, you should hurry back to the nunnery and pack your things.”
“No. I cannot.”
He frowned. “You’re that frightened?”
The clothier chose that moment to return. He rested his hands on two bolts of fabric and cast a curious look at the three of them. In silent agreement, they moved out of hearing range.
Leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of Shadow of the Swan, and catch the final installment next week on Judith Sterling’s blog: https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/
Jenna here. If you’re following my snippets too, I’m on Judith‘s blog today.
Lady Constance de Bret was determined to be a nun, until shadows from the past eclipsed her present. Marriage is the safest option, but she insists on a spiritual union, in which physical intimacy is forbidden. Not so easy with a bridegroom who wields unparalleled charm! But a long-buried secret could taint his affection and cloak her in shadow forever.
Back from the Crusades, Sir Robert le Donjon craves a home of his own and children to inherit it. From the moment he meets Constance, he feels a mysterious bond between them. When she’s threatened, he vows to protect her and agrees to the spiritual marriage, with the hope of one day persuading her to enjoy a “real” one. She captivates him but opens old wounds and challenges everything he thought he believed.
Two souls in need of healing. Two hearts destined to beat as one.
Next week I’ll be hosting me again here on my blog. Please come back for the final snippet from Time Enough to Love.
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