We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Barbara Bettis’s blog.
Below is a snippet from Barbara’s, The Lady of the Forest .
If Henry hadn’t been so angry, he’d smile at the youth’s open-mouth shock. But he was
angry. And his damned head rang like a benighted gong.
He’d lain quiet, waiting for the pain to fade into a throb. That, and taking stock of his
surroundings through slitted eyelids. But enough was enough. He had no time for this
What did the youth play at, attacking an armed knight? Surely the stripling realized he
could have been badly hurt.
The fact that the armed knight now lay bound on a pallet only made Henry more
disgusted with himself.
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.
Continue to follow along as Barbara goes on to Laurel O’Donnell’s blog next week. And be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win an e-copy of The Lady of The Forest at the end of the tour.
Lady Katherine sounds like a spunky character. I like that she was brave and daring enough to knock Henry of Chauvere senseless even if it was misguided.
It does sound good!