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A Lovely Encounter with Barbara Bettis

Welcome back to another Medieval Monday to brighten up your day. Today I have Barbara Bettis with her latest release, Lady of the Forest. If you love historical novels--medieval style--you can find many more outstanding books at the Medieval Romance Lovers page. There's also a giveaway there every week from one of the participating authors #medmonspring21.

As for me, today I'm continuing my excerpt from Lachlann's Legacy with a snippet over at Barbara Bettis' Blog. I just love visiting friends. Enjoy!


Henry’s hand trailed along the stiff column of her spine. Knotted muscles softened beneath his touch as she relaxed, quiet, lost in thought. Finally he readjusted position, sliding around to draw her between his knees. He set his hands on both her shoulders and gently kneaded at the knotted muscles.

She sighed, and an unfamiliar sense of contentment wove through him. When had he performed such personal service for any female? The women he usually held demanded a less personal but far more intimate touch. And none ever had made him nostalgic, imagining a cozy scene before a blazing fire in his own hall.

Did you miss last week? Check out Eliza Knight's post and be sure to follow along next week when I'll be at Mary Morgan's blog.


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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