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Welcome back! It's both fun and a little sad to reach the end of each snippet set. But we'll set up the next set soon!
I've had a great time sharing the start of Phillipe's and Balgair's friendship, and hope you've enjoyed their accidental meeting in lovely Malagar, Spain. Balgair will become quite important in Phillipe's search for the family he once fostered with, and in watching Phillipe's back when pirates and other travails arise.
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Here's the final snippet from their meeting.
The brawl at the inn had given Phillipe a much-needed release from anger and unease which had built since he’d boarded the Sea Falcon.
“We’d best look lively,” Balgair added with a nod to the ship. “The captain doesnae like to be held up.”
Phillipe shot the man a curious look. “Ye travel on the Falcon?”
“Och, aye. I’m headed back to bonnie Scotland.” His cheerfulness turned thoughtful. “If ye’ve a mind to sell yer sword, and havenae a yen to linger in France, being a mercenary in Scotland isnae a bad thing.”
“I am uncertain where my path lies.”
Balgair shoved his meaty hand at Phillipe. “Join me, laddie. Ye willnae regret it.”
Phillipe gripped the man’s forearm. “I am happy to join ye insofar as our paths lie together.”
“We’ll come guid, laddie. A sword in one hand, a lassie in the other—and a bit o’ coin in our pouches. What more could a man ask?”
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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.
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12/7/2020 09:12:25 am
Loved reading about this friendship. Looks like they are off to adventure together...
12/7/2020 09:18:14 am
I wish I were heading back to bonnie Scotland, too. A great way to end this round, Cathy! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season in Wisconsin!
12/7/2020 09:42:59 am
A sword, a lassie, and a pouch of gold--what else would a man need, indeed :) Love this snippet and I do like Balgair!Have a wonderful holiday season, Cathy.
12/7/2020 11:22:07 am
I've so enjoyed reading your snippets, Cathy! They had me all smiling... Happy Holidays!
12/7/2020 02:24:53 pm
A wonderful way to end this round of our Medieval Monday Nature theme, Cathy. Happy holidays!
12/7/2020 06:36:45 pm
I like the male bonding between them and the thought of what lies ahead for both men. Have a happy holiday season.
12/7/2020 09:12:48 pm
What more indeed! Sounds like they are off on a grand adventure together then! Happy Holidays, Cathy!
12/8/2020 10:39:29 am
YAAAAY! This story just gets better and better! Happy Holidays, Cathy!
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