It's a beautiful day here on the east coast, but a little medieval twist can still make it better. It's Medieval Monday. Welcome back! If you love all things medieval, be sure to check out the Medieval Romance Lovers page for snippets from participating authors along with contests, Word of the Day, and more medieval books for your sheer enjoyment.
Here on my blog, I'm continuing with Peter and Brighit's story from The Gentle Knight because this is where we first encounter the young Lachlann. Lachlann has his own story set for a November 15th release, Lachlann's Legacy. Find the buy links below but for now, let's continue our scene:
“They were not proper with you.”
Brighit tipped her head as if considering his words. “You are right, but Lachlann was the least improper. He reminds me of the lads who courted me at home.”
His gut wrenched, and his breath ceased. “But that is not who he is.”
“You are correct. And this is not home.”
Her fleeting sadness shoved against his tension. He hadn’t meant to make her sad. “You may arrive at your destination this very night.”
A medieval soldier returns home to find his lover died in childbirth just as his own mother had. Believing he is cursed, Peter of Normandy turns from love. When he must give escort to an Irish princess more noble than many knights, he struggles with his decision to live a solitary life. Can he take the chance that his love won’t be a death sentence and possibly make them stronger?
Padraig MacNaughton’s death-bed decree rips his daughter, Brighit, from the shelter of her protective clan in Ireland. Forced to take vows at a Priory in England, she finds herself in the hands of lecherous mercenaries with their own agendas. Dare she trust the Norman knight to see her safely to her new life as a nun? Even when she finds in him the fulfillment of all she’s ever wanted?
Or will honor and duty eclipse their one chance for happiness?