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11/2/2020 12 Comments
Medieval Monday--week #7
The fall session of Medieval Monday is back with more excerpts for you to enjoy from some amazing books! Check out the links to other authors here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401384450126130/
We're following Phillipe and Balgair as they enter in a cautious friendship in an inn on the beautiful coast of Spain. But has Phillipe said too much?
Phillipe eyed the man curiously. He was massive of frame and likely outweighed Phillipe by more than a couple of stones, and he ate his prawns with gusto—yet was quite conversant about the wines in the area. A warrior with a knowledge of wine and a sweet tooth?
“What brought ye to Spain?” Phillipe asked, breaking the rule he’d lived by for the past few weeks of not inviting personal conversation.
“Fourth son,” Balgair mumbled around a mouthful. “Naught to do but sell my sword, and what better place than in the Holy Land, protecting Jerusalem from the Saracens?”
“Indeed.” Phillipe managed another bite of buttery prawns then washed it down with a sip of the sweet white wine.
“Same with ye? A younger son with nae prospects?” Balgair dragged a chunk of bread through the oil and herbs. “Returning to France?” He bit into the bread, oil beading in his beard.
“Much the same,” Phillipe agreed. A warning instinct prickled the back of his neck. He’d tarried too long, spoken too much. Though the Sea Falcon would not depart for another hour or two and Phillipe had looked forward to supper ashore, it no longer seemed a good idea.
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Join me next week for the next part of Medieval Monday!
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
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11/2/2020 09:49:12 am
Great scene, Cathy! I'm now hungry! Happy Medieval Monday and November!
11/2/2020 10:38:14 am
Thanks for stopping by, Mary! Bon appetit!
11/2/2020 11:02:57 am
Phillipe is a dandy hero, but I gotta like a warrior with a knowledge of wine and a sweet tooth :) Happy November!
11/2/2020 12:54:48 pm
Gotta love a man who knows his wines! Thanks for stopping by, Barbara!
11/2/2020 11:03:39 am
I can't wait to see what happens next week, Cathy! Happy Medieval Monday.
11/2/2020 12:55:20 pm
Happy November, Sherry! Thanks for stopping by!
11/2/2020 11:19:31 am
This is so good! Love the characters! Happy Medieval Monday, Cathy!
11/2/2020 12:58:57 pm
Thanks so much, Anastasia! Thanks for stopping by!
11/2/2020 11:42:42 am
I always trust those warning instincts myself! Wonderful snippet, Cathy. Happy Medieval Monday!
11/2/2020 12:23:19 pm
Now I am hungry too!
11/2/2020 02:26:57 pm
I like how Phillipe suddenly feels cautious about sharing too much. It raises the tension in the scene.
11/3/2020 03:20:59 am
Great snippet, so descriptive. I have a craving for prawns in buttery sauce now. :)
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