Medieval Monday ~ An Excerpt from The Prince’s Highland Bride by Cathy & DD MacRae

Welcome to Medieval Monday, a blog hop for those who love a medieval romance. Over the next weeks, 10 other medieval romance novelists and I will share snippets from one of our works. I haven’t been able to share snippets with these wonderful authors for a while, but I’m so glad I’m back!

Our theme for this session is Nature, and today I’m hosting Cathy & DD MacRae’s The Prince’s Highland Bride.





Free of court intrigue, Phillipe seeks a new start in life. Falling in love was not in his plans. Until he met Maggie MacLaren.

Phillipe de Poitiers, a prince of Antioch, finds himself a breath away from wrongful execution. Risking everything, he leaves behind his crown, his family, his country—and a body sworn to be his by the Bishop, himself.

Free of court intrigue and drawn to Scotland by memories of a woman who once possessed his heart, Phillipe sells his sword to pay for his travels and accepts the task of guarding the daughter of Laird MacLaren.

When Maggie MacLaren’s abusive marriage fails, she wants nothing more than to retire to her childhood home on the banks of Loch Lomond. Trouble follows her, putting her clan in danger, and she travels to the Isle of Hola, placing her safety in the hands of a mysterious mercenary with a haunted smile and a kind heart.

As Maggie and Phillipe struggle with their pasts, love blooms. But when a pirate’s treasure offers a seductive lure, will it free them—or prove the downfall of all they hold dear?

Nature can provide beauty and inspiration. It can also bring danger. Maggie’s island is a place of solace and great beauty, but it is also completely without defenses, something Phillipe must correct before he completes his task of protecting the woman he has come to love—and says good-bye to her forever.


The little girl shook her head violently and more strands of hair escaped the frayed plaits.

The other child stepped between Narfi and Svala. “Leave her alone. Ma said we mustn’t fight in front of Freya.”

Narfi sent her a scowl then gave a one-shoulder shrug.

“’Tis verra kind of ye, Narfi,” Maggie soothed. “But teasing lasses isnae how ye prove yer worth as a hunter. Come with me and I’ll let ye watch as Colyn eats.”

Join me on my blog next week for the final bit of the snippet:




Thank you so much for sharing that excerpt, Cathy. Hopefully, I’ll be seeing everyone on Cathy’s blog today as well for my snippet from Time Enough to Love.

And see you next Monday for the final excerpt from my Time Enough to Love romance on Medieval Monday.

The Time Enough to Love medieval romance series by Jenna Jaxon

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6 Responses to Medieval Monday ~ An Excerpt from The Prince’s Highland Bride by Cathy & DD MacRae

  1. Aww…lovely, Cathy. Happy Medieval Monday to all!

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  2. Great snippet, Cathy! Hope you have a wonderful week in your new home.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Cathy MacRae says:

    Thanks for hosting me today, Jenna! Hope your week is amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

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