It's Medieval Monday and I have Barbara Bettis here today with a snippet from The Lady of the Forest! Enjoy :)
The parchment was stained and tattered, not the official document often used to dispense favors, but he’d seen Richard direct a clerk to scratch out such awards after a battle. They were rough and hurried, yet they carried the weight of the king’s power.
And they always carried his seal.
Where was the seal for this order?
A series of words finally grabbed his attention. On condition of…marriage? “ Stonehill is yours only provided you wed Sir Hubert’s widow?”
Sir Mortimer gave way to a smug grin. “Unless she’s dead, did I not say?”
See how Henry counters this threat, next week at Elisabeth Hobbs’ blog: https://elisabethhobbes.co.uk/
BLURB: 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.
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