We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Lane McFarland’s website.
Below is a snippet from Lane’s, Elsbeth, Book III in The Daughters of Alastair MacDougall Series.
Two wrought-iron candelabra standing like sentries positioned on either side of the foyer held four torches. The yellow flames hissed and sent black smoke wafting upward to the grand arches surrounding religious scenes depicted in faded tones of red, blue, and white. As always, the prominent stained glass of Jesus knocking on a door taunted him. The concept of redemption and everlasting peace falsely bolstered helpless souls who grasped at miracles, divine intervention, and prayed for eternal salvation. Brandon learned that travesty the hard way. Christ had forsaken him.
Elsbeth MacDougall recoils at the violent Scottish rebellion and the bleak plight of orphans. Vowing to protect the homeless, she embarks on a journey to Scone and sets her course to become a nun, sheltering children from the cruelties of war. But when Brandon McLeod arrives at the Abby, he shakes her convictions and stirs provoking emotions she buried long ago.
After English soldiers murder his family, Brandon McLeod determines a course of revenge and leads numerous clans in Scotland’s fight for freedom. Bent on the annihilation of English oppression, he is resolved to a life of solitude, vowing never to marry and chance the pain of losing loved ones again. However, that was before he met the enchanting Elsbeth.
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