Welcome to Medieval Monday Blog Hop! We're on week four of our theme of First Kiss. My guest today is my good friend and talented author Barbara Bettis. She's sharing a snippet from her beautiful medieval romance, The Lady of the Forest.
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Snippet from The Lady of the Forest
He had become so used to being alone, he almost didn’t recognize the longing for what it was. To keep holding Kate, to never let her go. Thoughts of Paxton, Mortimer, and tomorrow seemed far away.
Her head lolled back, her moonlight-soft hair brushing his chin. A faint scent of smoke clung to the strands, reminder of her earlier adventure, the danger she’d faced to rescue her friend. And him.
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.