I'm welcoming medieval author Lane McFarland to my blog today with her second snippet from Cameron, the first book in her Daughters of Alastair MacDougall series. Her first snippet can be found here. And I'm visiting over at her blog with my second snippet from Daughter of the Overking. Enjoy :)
The residents stood, applauded and cheered. She had not expected this reception. Her heart swelled. Several men pushed tables out of the way, while musicians played the harp, lute and other melodious instruments.
Nichola nudged Cameron’s arm. “Go on. Enjoy yerself.”
Cameron glanced at her and back to Travis. Couples rushed from the crowd to the dance floor, clapping and shouting, eager to celebrate. Hume twirled Bonnie into his arms, and they skated across the floor. Walter hollered and grabbed Glenda, then spun her around in a circle.
The lively tunes lifted Cameron’s spirits. What harm could come from one dance? She smiled and stood, letting Travis escort her around the table.
Cameron felt Robert’s scrutiny. She tried to ignore him, but every time she glanced in his direction, he watched her. One dance turned into two, then three. Once a tune ended, the next man in line replaced her partner.
Follow along next week on Ruth Cassie’s blog.
Determined to band Scots together against English tyranny, Laird Robert Graham seals a truce with his feuding neighbor, the MacDougalls. But after his brother is nearly killed in a treacherous attack, Graham kidnaps the laird’s daughter in an act of revenge.
Cameron MacDougall has devoted her life to the healing arts. She’s long rebelled against her father’s feuding ways, but when Robert Graham abducts her, she’s finds herself at the center of the dispute between their families. She expects the anger she feels, not the simmering attraction to the powerful warrior, or the love she develops for his clan.
Can she stop further violence between the clans with her escape? Or will she find her surrender leads to a lasting peace and her own heart’s desire?
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