Medieval Monday ~ The Lady of the Forest by Barbara Bettis

Good Morning! Welcome to the Spring 2021 Medieval Monday blog hop! The hop is our usual format: the first week on my blog I posted an excerpt from my book, then afterwards, I’ll post another Medieval Monday author’s excerpt and they will post mine, plus a link where you can find excerpts from all the authors via Medieval Romance Lovers.

Our theme for the Spring is First Kiss and throughout I’ll be sharing an excerpt from my medieval romance Betrayal, book 2 of Time Enough to Love. In this book, Alyse, the heroine, has just received the news that her betrothed lord, Sir Geoffrey Longford, has married another. As Alyse and Geoffrey had already been intimate, she is in rather a predicament. Follow my snippets of Betrayal at my guest’s blog site.

Week 10’s excerpt is from Barbara Bettis’s medieval romance

The Lady of the Forest

(Knights of Destiny series)



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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.


Annoyance replaced guilt, and she huffed in disgust. Planting her palms against his boulder-hard upper chest, she pushed, straight-armed.  “I can see you’ve recovered enough to poke fun, blast you.” 

His clenched his lips, but a soft snort of laughter escaped. “Don’t wake the others,” he whispered.

She started to lift off him, but he snaked an arm around her waist to hold her in place. For a moment neither spoke, and she again became aware of his body beneath hers. Firm.  And getting firmer. Again.

Follow  Jenna’s snippet on Barbara Bettis‘s blog today.

For more Medieval Monday snippets, click here.

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5 Responses to Medieval Monday ~ The Lady of the Forest by Barbara Bettis

  1. I love this scene! Henry can’t help himself when it comes to Kate. 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, Barb and Jenna!


  2. D.V. Stone says:

    Great excerpt! D. V.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thanks for hosting me today,Jenna!! Hope you have a fantastic week.

    Liked by 1 person

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