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Please welcome Judith Sterling who has a passion for history and the paranormal. Her favorite themes include true love, healing, destiny, redemption, and finding the healing magic that exists all around us.
You can find my excerpt from The Highlander's Welsh Bride on her blog: https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/
Today she shares an excerpt from her book, Shadows of the Swan
Shadows of the Swan
Lady Constance de Bret was determined to be a nun, until shadows from the past eclipsed her present. Marriage is the safest option, but she insists on a spiritual union, in which physical intimacy is forbidden. Not so easy with a bridegroom who wields unparalleled charm! But a long-buried secret could taint his affection and cloak her in shadow forever.
Back from the Crusades, Sir Robert le Donjon craves a home of his own and children to inherit it. From the moment he meets Constance, he feels a mysterious bond between them. When she’s threatened, he vows to protect her and agrees to the spiritual marriage, with the hope of one day persuading her to enjoy a “real” one. She captivates him but opens old wounds and challenges everything he thought he believed.
Two souls in need of healing. Two hearts destined to beat as one.
“I cannot thank you enough for sending Archdeacon Dominy on his way.” Her obvious relief threaded through her soft voice.
He gave her a single, slow nod. “Why did you hide from him?”
She averted her eyes and fiddled with her veil. “Out of necessity.”
“Necessity? But what—”
“My reasons are my own.” Her gaze claimed his.
“Very well. I didn’t mean to pry.”
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Leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of Shadow of the Swan, and follow along next week on Barbara Bettis’s blog: https://barbarabettis.blogspot.com
Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadow-of-the-swan-judith-sterling/1127751024?ean=2940158925597
3/25/2019 08:43:20 am
Thanks for joining me today, Judith!! Happy Medieval Monday!
3/25/2019 10:06:30 am
Honored to be here. Happy Medieval Monday to you, too!
3/25/2019 08:47:02 am
Thanks so much for having me here today!
3/25/2019 08:50:23 am
Sounds really great! I want to find out what her reasons are!
3/25/2019 10:09:06 am
Thanks so much, Barbara. She definitely has her reasons! I'll put you in the running for the signed copy of the book. :)
3/25/2019 09:24:32 am
Great excerpt, Judith! :)
3/25/2019 10:09:55 am
Thanks, Mary! :)
3/25/2019 10:47:43 am
Ok, I'll pry. Why??? I can't wait to find out.
3/25/2019 11:31:07 am
I know--I want to pry, too, Ruth!
3/25/2019 12:27:27 pm
Thanks for stopping by, Ruth! As much as I love you and Cathy, I can't reveal the secret. But believe me, Constance has a very good reason for hiding from the archdeacon!
3/28/2019 09:15:44 pm
Would love to win.
4/1/2019 06:38:04 am
I think it looks interesting. I want to find out her reasons
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