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#MedievalMonday With Barbara Bettis

Welcome back to another snippet for our Medieval Monday Blog Hop! Comments get you entered into a drawing for a collection of our authors - pretty sweet deal. Today I have Barbara Bettis who is continuing her excerpts from Lady Of The Forest. Enjoy :)


Blast. He’d seen her braid. Yet Kate remained reluctant to admit the deception. “Even if you are who you claim, why would Lord Henry be sneaking through a forest, leagues south of his home?”

“Searching for the same traitor your lord does.”

“This outlaw must have committed a terrible crime to have such a hue and cry go out.”

“That he did, and I must be after him. We’re wasting valuable time. Set me free.”

She almost smiled at the incongruence of the fierce scowl hunching his brows coupled with the tightly bound wrists and ankles. Still she hesitated, torn between duty and conscience.

If this were Lord Henry recovered from his injuries, as it seemed, he certainly posed no threat. She’d wager her life on it. Could she wager the lives of those who depended on her?

Imagine his reaction when he learned the youth who toppled him from horse was a female? Whom he knew.

Next week join me at my blog to see exactly when Kate and Henry first became acquainted! And don’t forget to comment for a chance to win an e-copy of The Lady of the Forest



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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