Welcome back to a chilly winter Medieval Monday here in Connecticut. To help warm you up, I have the outstanding Barbara Bettis with the next snippet from her book For This Knight Only. I love word play like that. Kudos, Barbara!
If you're looking for my next snippet from Daughter of the Overking, check out her blog here. Enjoy :)
Her people deserved the best protection she could provide. As much as she protested, as much as she resisted the idea, Alyss knew in her heart Sir Roark was right.
With Henry gone and Sir Godfrey and the other men God only knew how far away, Chauvere’s garrison could not hold out indefinitely.
Just a moment earlier, Lady Isobel had given her a private message from their friend at Windom—the new lord meant to descend on Chauvere with a force supplemented by
mercenaries he’d brought from France. If she resisted, she knew, her people would suffer.
Looks as if she does have a choice of husbands, however. Find out her decision next week on Barbara Bettis’s blog: http://www.barbarabettis.com/index.php/blog/
Read last week’s snipped here: http://lanemcfarland.com/blog/
He’ll do anything for land, even marry her; she’ll do anything for her people, except marry him. If only either had a choice. It’s a marriage only love can save.
Sir Roark will do anything to gain land, even beguile an unwilling lady into marriage. He knows she’s much better off with a man to take control of her besieged castle, to say nothing of her desirable person. But it isn’t long before he discovers that, although her eyes sparkle like sunlight on sea waves, her stubbornness alone could have defeated Saladin.
Lady Alyss is determined to hold her family’s castle, protect her people, and preserve her freedom— until her brother’s dying wish binds her to a stranger. Still, she’ll allow no rugged, over-confident, appealing knight to usurp her authority, even if she mustwed him. Especially since he thinks a lady’s duties begin and end with directing servants. Alyss has a few surprises for her new all-too-tempting lord.
But when a common enemy threatens everything, Roark and Alyss face a startling revelation. Without love, neither land nor freedom matters.