As I said last week, today starts a 14 week series of lovely moments from some of your favorite medieval authors. This week you will find a snippet from my newest book (available now for pre-order), A Wee Highland Predicament on Laurel O’Donnell’s blog.
Below you’ll find a snippet from Laurel’s, A Knight With Grace.
William stared into Grace’s wide eyes. Through his groggy sleep, he had heard movement and reacted instinctively, grabbing his sword. He dropped the blade, horrified. “Grace.” He leaned forward, taking her face in his hands. “Are you hurt? Did I–?” He inspected her neck, running his hand over her smooth skin to ensure there was no blood, no mark.
Lady Grace Willoughby defies her father’s orders to marry Sir William de Tracy and escapes with a friend. She has no intention of wedding a cursed man, a man ostracized from the church, a man who would only doom any future children they might have to the fires of Hell. She prays for a knight to rescue her.
Excommunicated and outcast for a horrible crime in his past, Sir William de Tracy searches for forgiveness. Marriage has never crossed his mind until Lord Willoughby commissions him to retrieve his fleeing daughter and honor the dying wish of his father by marrying Grace.
But things are not as they seem. And when an assassin tries to kill Grace, William must choose between his soul and the woman he has come to love. Can William and Grace overcome their past and find the redemption and love both are so desperately seeking?
Buy Link – A Knight With Grace
Please join Laurel for the continuing excerpt next week at Elisabeth Hobbes’s blog.