Welcome to Medieval Monday! Our theme continues in week ten with "First Encounter" between the Hero and Heroine. My guest today is my good friend, Barbara Bettis! She's featuring a snippet from her story, Lady of the Forest. Remember, leave a comment not only here, but for my tenth snippet on Barbara's blog, too: http://barbarabettis.blogspot.com/. You'll be entered to win a collection of 14 digital copies from these Medieval authors!
Excerpt from Lady of the Forest ~
Her mouth opened, then closed. Blasted dim light made it difficult to see clearly. But even in in the near darkness, her expression was unmistakable—recognition.
How the hell did she know him?
***** Relief and frustration warred in Kate. This was Alyss’s brother. It was not the villain everyone expected.
She ought to have trusted her first reaction. But years had passed since she’d glimpsed her friend’s brother. He’d grown. Goodness, how he’d grown.
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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.