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9/21/2020 16 Comments
Medieval Monday, Fall 2020
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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Let's get started!
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...
La Posada del Sol
Phillipe’s gaze roamed the interior of the tiny inn before he committed himself to entering. The whitewashed walls matched the exterior of other buildings along the bay, and cheerful sunlight fell through open windows that allowed fresh air and a chirping bird inside the crowded dining area.
Inn of the Sun. My last stop on the Mediterranean. I pray my past is now behind me. The scent of fresh food and spilled ale drifted to his nose. He found an empty seat at a table, ignoring the mild looks of curiosity. One more stranger on the docks of Malagar was of little interest. Out of habit, he kept his face averted.
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Join me next week for excerpt #2!
The Prince's Highland Bride
by Cathy & DD MacRae
He gave up his crown. She found her freedom. With pain in their past, can they claim a bright future together?
The Holy Land, 1224. Ousted Armenian king Phillipe de Poitiers is paying the price for breaking his moral code of honor. Surviving a savage coup, he’s forced to flee wrongful execution by selling his sword and chasing fond memories of his foster family to Scotland. But the former prince of Antioch finds a chance of redemption when he meets a beautiful woman who he suspects shares an equally painful history.
Maggie MacLaren refuses to be betrayed again. After she‘s discarded by her husband when she doesn’t produce a child, she seizes control of her life. But when she travels to her only remaining home off the bleak western Scottish coast, she’s struck by her handsome guard’s chivalry.
Drawn to the rejected woman’s strength and spirit, Phillipe protects her as fiercely as he once did his subjects. But Maggie’s discovery that her remote isle hides a huge pile of pirate treasure could cut apart their growing love with one thrust of a thieving dagger.
Can two wounded souls leave their troubles behind and fill their hearts with riches?
The Prince's Highland Bride is the absorbing sixth standalone book in the Hardy Heroines historical romance series. If you like royal stakes, stories inspired by true events, and rugged settings, then you’ll love Cathy & DD MacRae’s heartwarming tale.
Buy your copy here: https://www.amzn.com/dp/B086Z153VH
9/21/2020 09:45:50 am
I love this exerpt... this is going to be good *wringing my hands* (that's a good thing)
9/21/2020 10:36:19 am
Thank you, Ruth! Love to build the good kind of anticipation!
9/21/2020 10:01:04 am
Ooo, I love this, Cathy! Great intro to Medieval Monday! :)
9/21/2020 10:36:45 am
Thank you, Mary! So glad you stopped by!
9/21/2020 10:39:18 am
Oh, this sounds like a fabulous story, Cathy. Can't wait to read more. Happy Medieval Monday :)
9/21/2020 11:53:45 am
Thank you, Barbara! Happy Medieval Monday to you, too!
9/21/2020 11:42:29 am
A great start, Cathy, for our next Medieval Monday!
9/21/2020 11:54:23 am
Thank you, Sherry! So glad you stopped by!
9/21/2020 11:43:37 am
A wonderful start to Medieval Monday, Cathy!
9/21/2020 11:54:56 am
Thanks, Judith! Happy Medieval Monday!
9/21/2020 12:32:37 pm
Love the descriptions. I felt like I was standing there.
9/22/2020 12:44:33 pm
Yay! Thanks so much, Kelley!
9/21/2020 01:22:21 pm
Ohhh great start. Very sensory!
9/22/2020 12:45:02 pm
Thank you, Jean! I'm so glad you stopped by!
9/21/2020 08:56:59 pm
What a spectacular plot! Happy Medieval Monday!
9/22/2020 12:45:36 pm
I'm so glad you like it, Anastasia! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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