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10/26/2020 8 Comments
Medieval Monday Fall 2020- part 6
Welcome to another Medieval Monday! We're on week #6, which is halfway through the fall season. Be sure to follow the other authors in the group. You can grab links to their snippets here: www.facebook.com/groups/1401384450126130/
In last week's snippet, Phillippe, stopping at an inn on the coast of Spain on his way to Scotland, has encountered a man who is a bit larger than life. As wary as Phillipe is of strangers, Balgair makes himself at home at Phillipe's table.
The serving lass deposited a portion of seafood, bread, oil and herbs before Balgair, then added a corked bottle between them. She propped one hand on an ample hip and thrust the other beneath the Scotsman’s nose. Without a qualm, he dug a small coin from beneath his tunic and slapped it in her palm. She peered at it then slipped it down the front of her gown and sauntered away.
Balgair motioned to the bottle. “The wine is excellent. Try it.”
Phillipe poured a bit into his mug and breathed gently, catching the scent of jasmine. A sip drew a sigh of pleasure from him as the deep flavor of the grapes rolled over his tongue, leaving behind lingering citrus notes.
“’Tis very sweet.”
Balgair nodded, hurriedly swallowing, and waving his knife in the air. “The grapes in this region are dried in the sun before pressing. I like it.”
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Join me next week for part #7 of the excerpt from The Prince's Highland Bride!
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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10/26/2020 09:46:52 am
A sweet wine, indeed! Enjoyed the snippet, Cathy. Looking forward to the next one. Happy Medieval Monday!
10/26/2020 10:12:49 am
Thank you for stopping by, Mary! Balgair is quite the character :-)
10/26/2020 02:25:38 pm
I would love to eat and drink with them! I enjoyed this snippet and might just have some Pinot Grigio instead of the usual afternoon coffee. Cheers! :)
10/26/2020 03:19:47 pm
It might be an interesting meal, Anastasia! Cheers!
10/26/2020 02:36:24 pm
I admit, sweet wine isn't my fav, but this one sounds yummy!! Too bad I don't have any on hand. :) Enjoyable excerpt !!
10/26/2020 03:21:15 pm
With a sweet tooth powered by a lifetime of drinking sweet tea, I prefer the sweeter wines, Barbara. Trying to re-educate my palate :-)
10/26/2020 04:19:05 pm
This scene made me hungry. LOL The jasmine was a nice touch.
10/26/2020 04:19:28 pm
My favorite wine is sweet! Wonderful snippet, Cathy!
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