Monday, June 1, 2020

Medieval Monday with Cathy MacRae


The Prince’s Highland Bride
Free of court intrigue, Phillipe seeks a new start in life. Falling in love was not in his plans. Until he met Maggie MacLaren.
Nature can provide beauty and inspiration. It can also bring danger. Maggie’s island is a place of solace and great beauty, but it is also completely without defenses, something Phillipe must correct before he completes his task of protecting the woman he has come to love—and says good-bye to her forever.
Maggie is faced with the realization that some men will do anything to destroy her even thought she is no longer a threat. She has choices to make, but before she does that she must come to gripes with her protector.
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Phillipe de Poitiers, a prince of Antioch, finds himself a breath away from wrongful execution. Risking everything, he leaves behind his crown, his family, his country—and a body sworn to be his by the Bishop, himself.
Free of court intrigue and drawn to Scotland by memories of a woman who once possessed his heart, Phillipe sells his sword to pay for his travels and accepts the task of guarding the daughter of Laird MacLaren.
When Maggie MacLaren’s abusive marriage fails, she wants nothing more than to retire to her childhood home on the banks of Loch Lomond. Trouble follows her, putting her clan in danger, and she travels to the Isle of Hola, placing her safety in the hands of a mysterious mercenary with a haunted smile and a kind heart.
As Maggie and Phillipe struggle with their pasts, love blooms. But when a pirate’s treasure offers a seductive lure, will it free them—or prove the downfall of all they hold dear?
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Nature can provide beauty and inspiration. It can also bring danger. Maggie’s island is a place of solace and great beauty, but it is also completely without defenses, something Phillipe must correct before he completes his task of protecting the woman he has come to love—and says good-bye to her forever.
Maggie is faced with the realization that some men will do anything to destroy her even thought she is no longer a threat. She has choices to make, but before she does that she must come to gripes with her protector.
Excerpt 5:
His choice of words startled her almost as much as his certainty her presence would bring dissolute men to Hola.
He thought her beautiful?
What would the presence of such men do to her isle?
Panic swept over her. “I could rebuild the monastery. Create a nunnery. I would be safe there.”
Something—sorrow?—crossed his face. “Ye have no wish to remarry? A man with a powerful name could protect ye.”
Scorn swept away her fears. “I had a powerful name. I had a husband. Neither protected me.”

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1 comment:

Cathy MacRae said...

Thanks for hosting me today, Ruth! Happy Medieval Monday!