Welcome to our second week of Medieval Monday and our theme of Nature. Today in the Tavern we have the lovely Cathy MacRae sharing a snippet of her upcoming new release, The Prince's Highland Bride. Psst...preorder your copy now for only 99 cents! Offer is good through May 15th.
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Nature can provide beauty and inspiration. It can also bring danger. Maggie’s island is a place of solace and great beauty, but it is also completely without defenses, something Phillipe must correct before he completes his task of protecting the woman he has come to love—and says good-bye to her forever.
“If ye had archers to pick the enemy off as they came through the gap, ’twould be enough. But ye do not. We suggest ye build a gate that can be closed and locked. ’Tis possible to bolt it into the rock. Also, bridgework spanning the path could be put into place to offer a protected way of dropping stones or even hot water or heated sand onto an enemy.”
A shiver ran down Maggie’s spine. “What do we have that would invite such men? Apples?” Her lips twisted with scorn. “Is the cyser made from them such a beacon?”
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Phillipe de Poitiers, a prince of Antioch, finds himself a breath away from wrongful execution. Risking everything, he leaves behind his crown, his family, his country—and a body sworn to be his by the Bishop, himself.
Free of court intrigue and drawn to Scotland by memories of a woman who once possessed his heart, Phillipe sells his sword to pay for his travels and accepts the task of guarding the daughter of Laird MacLaren.
When Maggie MacLaren’s abusive marriage fails, she wants nothing more than to retire to her childhood home on the banks of Loch Lomond. Trouble follows her, putting her clan in danger, and she travels to the Isle of Hola, placing her safety in the hands of a mysterious mercenary with a haunted smile and a kind heart.
As Maggie and Phillipe struggle with their pasts, love blooms. But when a pirate’s treasure offers a seductive lure, will it free them—or prove the downfall of all they hold dear?
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