Monday, March 4, 2019

Medieval Monday with Judith Sterling - Excerpt #5

Shadow of the Swan (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book Three)

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.

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Excerpt #5
            Robert gazed into amber eyes that stole his breath.  They plunged the depths of his memory and beseeched him to recall another time and place.  But when?  Where?
            Guy cleared his throat with gusto.  “Sir, will you not answer?”
            Wrenched out of his reverie, Robert glanced at his squire.  “What?”  He returned his focus to the young woman.  “You asked me a question?”

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Ruth! :)

  2. Thanks so much for the wonderful excerpt. It was a pleasure hosting you today.

  3. This book promises to be as exciting as The Flight of the Raven. Can't wait to read the book, Judith. Lovely cover.

  4. Thanks so much, Penny! Hope you enjoy it when you do!