#Medieval Monday ~ THE LADY OF THE FOREST by Barbara Bettis
Welcome to week ten of Medieval Monday! I hope you've been enjoying all the various Medieval Monday posts. My guest today is my dear friend, Barbara Bettis! She's sharing a snippet from you wonderful book, The Lady of the Forest. And don't forget to hop on over to Barbara's blog and check out my snippet. Leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of A Highland Moon Enchantment. Click on the link to enter: www.barbarabettis.blogspot.com
Excerpt from The Lady of the Forest:
Jamie’s soft snuffles had at last evened into sleep when the idea came. Create a distraction, something that would divert attention long enough to manage a rescue. What kind of distraction would throw the castle into an uproar that would allow time to release both men?
Kate slipped outside to pace. In the thin light of a quarter moon, she paused, leaned against a tree. What if her plan didn’t work? Suddenly she felt tired—and terrified. She pushed away from the rough trunk, impatient with her self-doubt. The perfect diversion danced at the edge of her mind; she simply had to retrieve it.
Idea after idea came, only to be discarded. But one kept returning. It sounded chancy, and she hated to think what could happen if it failed. Worse, it might be too effective…
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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.
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