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Medieval Monday and Unrequited Love

Welcome back. It's raining big time here in New England but since it is New England, just give it a minute and it'll change. Besides it's Medieval Monday and that makes everything better :)

We're nearing the end of our #MedMonFall20 blog hop so be sure to catch up on all the author's snippets listed on the Medieval Romance Lovers page. All these authors love to give their books away so be sure and play along for a chance to win #freestuff.

Today I'm continuing with an excerpt from The Gentle Knight, book two in the Norman Conquest series that introduces the character of Lachlann from Lachlann's Legacy. Ah, he was so young ;)


“I pray it will be.” Her voice was quiet. “Will you pray for me as well?”

Peter couldn’t speak. He nodded. He took her hand, led her to Lachlann’s horse, then allowed the lad to pull her back up in front of him. “Let me know if you need to rest.”

“I will.”

A sudden tightness settled into his chest as he mounted. He grabbed Mort’s arm and pulled him up behind him. He gave the horse its lead. She would soon be left behind with her life and he would need to go on with his. He just wished he had more of a life to get back to.


Brighit MacNaughton is an obedient daughter following her father's death bed decree that she take her vows and become the virginal bride of Christ. The hired men seeing her to the Priory at Tanshelf are more interested in the building resentment against the English king than her safety. But when the handsome Norman knight offers his protection against the lecherous mercenaries, he sparks her passion with his gentle touch and smoldering looks of desire, reminding her of dreams best forgotten. Can one night with him quench the intense need in her or will it cause the fire to burn out of control?

Peter of Normandy is a trusted knight of King William, sent north to subdue the unrest and rumblings of revolt at York. Giving aid to an Irish princess more noble than many knights, he is quickly overcome with the need to possess her. With a body meant for a man's pleasure and an unrelenting stubbornness to follow her father's wishes, he struggles against giving her what she wants if it can only be for one night. Will one night of passion prove to be enough or will it unleash an insatiable need that makes him never want to let her go?

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4 commentaires

Anastasia Abboud
Anastasia Abboud
24 nov. 2020

Oh, wow, I could cry! An emotional scene, so sweetly poignant. Happy Medieval Monday, Ashley!


23 nov. 2020

Oh, poor Peter! I just want to give him a hug. :-)


Oh, that last thought of his made me feel so sad for him... Lovely snippet, Ashley. You know, I'd love to teleport to the site shown in your banner. So peaceful... Happy Thanksgiving week.


A beautiful scene, Ashley. Happy Medieval Monday, and have a great Thanksgiving!

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