Monday, March 18, 2019

Medieval Monday with Barbara Bettis - Excerpt #7

The Lady of the Forest

When her elderly husband dies, Lady Katherine fakes her own death and disappears into the forest with others escaping the brutish new lord. Determined to protect her people, she knocks the wrong man senseless. But Lord Henry isn’t an enemy, he’s the brother of her childhood friend. Although his tender confidence tempts her, she’s bound by duty.

Henry of Chauvere has found the one lady he wants for his own, never mind she’s tied him hand and foot. When he learns the king has ordered her to wed Stonehill’s ruthless new master, he insists Kate seek haven with his sister. But she won’t desert her friends. Henry vows to solve her problem, provided he catches a traitor before the threat from Kate's past catches her. When a daring rescue compels Henry and Kate to join forces, their attraction grows into love. If only duty didn’t drive them apart.


“You walloped him good, Cade.” Jamie sidled over to stare at the unmoving figure. “A shame he’s an enemy. He’s a fierce one. And strong, by God. He took you for a good ride ’afore you clobbered him. I watched from the other tree. Wish it’d been me that done it. Look at that knot on his head.”

“He hit a rock when he fell.” Luckily the impact stunned him enough to allow the men to subdue him. She’d been foolish to think a blow to the head with her knife hilt would do the job. Still, he’d been brought down. That’s what mattered.

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  1. Hi, Barbara. It's wonderful to have you on my blog today.

  2. Love the excerpt! Lady of the Forest is a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing!

  3. So looking forward to reading this!

  4. Love this excerpt!! Cannot wait for more!