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#Medieval Monday ~ SHADOW OF THE SWAN by Judith Sterling

Welcome to Medieval Monday. My last guest author is my dear friend Judith Sterling. She's sharing a snippet from her story, Shadow of the Swan. It's spectacular! I hope you've enjoyed these past several months. Join us all next week when we wrap up our theme, "Author's Choice" with our own final excerpts.

Don't forget to hop on over to Judith's blog and check out my snippet from A Highland Moon Enchantment. Leave a comment there for a chance to win a signed print copy. Click on the link to enter her blog:


Excerpt from Shadow of the Swan:

He grinned. “On the morrow, I want to show you something.”


“You’ll see.”

Her eyes narrowed. “Why won’t you tell me?”

“’Tis a surprise.”

“I don’t like surprises.”

“Neither do I, on the whole. But you’ll like this one.” He reached toward his belt.

Follow along next week at Judith Sterling’s blog:


Lady Constance de Bret was determined to be a nun, until shadows from the past eclipsed her present. Marriage is the safest option, but she insists on a spiritual union, in which physical intimacy is forbidden. Not so easy with a bridegroom who wields unparalleled charm! But a long-buried secret could taint his affection and cloak her in shadow forever.

Back from the Crusades, Sir Robert le Donjon craves a home of his own and children to inherit it. From the moment he meets Constance, he feels a mysterious bond between them. When she’s threatened, he vows to protect her and agrees to the spiritual marriage, with the hope of one day persuading her to enjoy a “real” one. She captivates him but opens old wounds and challenges everything he thought he believed.

Two souls in need of healing. Two hearts destined to beat as one.

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