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Ever meet someone by chance who turns out to be a great friend? Were you skeptical at first? Concerned? Charmed?
As Phillipe of Antioch leaves the Levant behind, chance puts a braw Scotsman in his path. Read on!
Welcome to Medieval Monday
Fall edition, 2020
I'm so excited to begin another round of Medieval Monday! We decided to do something a little different this time around and post all of the snippets from our excerpt on our own blogs.
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This season's theme is Nature, and I've chosen a scene where our hero, Phillipe, has come ashore for a meal in Malagar, Spain, on his way from the Holy Land to Scotland. His recent past has left him reeling with suspicion of any who approach him, but his chance encounter with a brawny Scotsman will stand him in good stead throughout the book. I hope you enjoy their meeting as well as all the lovely sights, sounds, and smells of La Posada del Sol...
This is the final snippet for this round of Medieval Monday. Thanks for joining us! I hope you've enjoyed reading our nature themed bits.
Medieval life was intimately linked with nature. I didn't have to look far to find a source for this season's snippets.
“Narfi isnae his real name,” the elder girl stated. “Narfi means skinny.”
Maggie tilted her head thoughtfully. “Then I suppose it suits him. But I see him as wiry and agile. He’s been a grand help to me.”
Narfi’s cheeks flushed. “Can I feed him this time?” Excitement lit the lad’s eyes.
“Nae. Colyn is my bird, and only I can feed him. But ye may watch and learn, and mayhap one day a falcon will come to ye and ye will know how to care for it.”
Narfi accepted Maggie’s decision with a reluctant sigh. “I can get more mice.”
“’Twill soon be time to teach him to hunt, and yer help in the meantime is greatly appreciated. But we dinnae wish to keep yer ma and the others waiting.”
Chattering excitedly, the girls grabbed Maggie’s hands and pulled her after them. Maggie cast a helpless look at Phillipe.
“May we speak later?”
A thoughtful look crossed his face and he smiled. “Of course, m’lady. I am ever at your service."
This round of Medieval Monday snippets is winding down, but I'm lucky enough to have Jenna Jaxon on my blog today with Time Enough to Love.
I'm over on her blog with a snippet from The Prince's Highland Bride here: http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com
Time Enough to Love
When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.
From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.
As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?
I have the talented Ashley York on the blog today with a snippet from Eyes of the Seer. This book is the second in her Warrior King series.
I'm on her blog today with another snippet from The Prince's Highland Bride here: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog
Eyes of the Seer
He wishes to prove himself...
Marcán of Clonascra bears the bloodline of Brian Boru and his prowess as a warrior has earned him great respect from everyone but Astrid, the woman who holds his heart. Between her mother's condemning him as a pagan Seer and Astrid's total disinterest, he finds solace as the king's protector and confidant.
She is desperate to escape...
Astrid is more than ready to wed but her brother, the king, is in no hurry to see her married, so she decides to see to her own match-making. The man she approaches quickly reveals his lack of honor, but her overbearing mother pushes her to wed him anyway. When Astrid discovers Marcán's love for her, will it be too late to have the happiness she'd always dreamed of?
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