Monday, July 15, 2019

Medieval Monday with Judith Sterling - Excerpt #4

Welcome to the fourth week of Medieval Monday. Today I'm hosting Judith Sterling. 
I don't think Constance is at all happy to see the archdeacon. Hmmm... I don't think I like him either. Judge for yourself.

Excerpt #4

His beady eyes flared.  “Sacrilege!”
“Women know naught of truth.”
Heat flooded through her.  “The Mother Prioress would be sorry to hear that.”
“She was sorry to learn of your leaving.”
Constance frowned.  “How do you know?”
“I overheard her conversation with the knight.  As soon as he mentioned Ravenwood, I knew I must visit my cousin.”
“When you’d only just arrived at St. Bartholomew’s?”
Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win digital copies of the first three books in The Novels of Ravenwood series, and follow along next week on Rue Allyn’s blog:

Shadow of the Swan - The Novels of Ravenwood, Book 3
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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  1. I don't like him either, Ruth. Great snippet, Judith! Happy Medieval Monday. :)

  2. Thanks so much, Mary. Happy Medieval Monday! :)

  3. Thanks for having me today, Ruth! :)

  4. What a nasty man, Judith. Good job.

  5. Thanks, Rue. Yes, Archdeacon Dominy is a piece of work!

  6. Archdeacon Dominy is true to form cor the mindset of his day( boo/ hiss😝😝)
    So the fact that you have him spewing his rethoric to Constance is spot on!
    Another reason I'm so gonna get these books !

  7. You're so welcome. Thanks so much for posting on my blog. I can't wait to read more next week!