Welcome to Medieval Monday! Our ongoing them of "Author's Choice" continues. My guest today is the fabulous Cathy and DD MacRae! They're sharing a snippet from their book, The Highlander's Crusader Bride. In addition, I'm a guest on Cathy's blog, so don't forget to hop on over there. Leave a comment to be entered to win a signed print copy of A Highland Moon Enchantment. Can you guess my theme? Click on the link to enter
Excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride:
“How do we go from here?” she asked. “Shall we endure one another’s company and present bloodied sheets on the morrow? I do not mind a lanced finger.”
“Is that yer wish?” he asked, disappointment surprising him with its prick.
Join me next week on Ruth A. Casie’s blog http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk for the next excerpt from The Highlander’s Crusader Bride!
Born in the Holy Land only a few years after the Third Crusade, half-Armenian, half-Scot Arbela MacLean is a true daughter of the desert, beautiful and untamed. Trained to be a warrior to avoid her gentle mother’s fate, Arbela has honed her skills with Turkish bow and arrow, sword and throwing darts—and dreads the day her father choses a man for her to marry. After more than thirty years in the Holy Land, Donal MacLean, Baron of Batroun, is recalled to Scotland, the last son available to take up leadership of clan MacLean. He brings with him knights, treasure, trade—and a daughter of marriageable age. Caelen MacKern, known as the Bull of the Highlands, is cynical about women. His first marriage formed an alliance, and he did not grieve when his spoiled, immature bride passed away. He has agreed to marry again—against his better judgement—for the men, means and coin to recover from a devastating pestilence that all but wiped out his clan. Though more than a little resentful at finding himself forced to remarry, Caelen’s proposal to Donal MacLean’s headstrong daughter nevertheless piques her interest. Each will receive what they want most from life—the ability to live as they please without interference from a meddling spouse. But their marriage of indifference will soon change to one of passion that neither Arbela nor Caelen could have predicted.
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