Monday, September 21, 2020

Medieval Monday Fall 20 - Week One

 Welcome to Medieval Monday! Today starts a new round of authors, snippets, and fun. Our fall theme is Nature.

We’re doing things a bit differently this go-round. We are all posting out snippets on out own blogs. Each week, we will be posting links on the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page. You can use the hashtag #medmonfall20 to find all the posts.

I am so excited about this fall’s posts. My new medieval romance, Donald, the third and final book in the Sons of Sagamore series which is part of The Pirates of Britannia Connected World releases October 8th. So sit back and enjoy the snippets. I’ll be posting the buy link as soon as it is available!

Donald: Sons of Sagamore
The Pirates of Britannia Connected World

He surrendered his heart and would give his life for her to succeed.

Andrea Ricard, an inquisitive scholar of antiquities travels with her uncle to help him with his trade business. When she finds her mother’s family name on a piece of a map associated with the location of a rare relic, she is compelled to find it. Nothing will get in her way to unearth its secrets.

Donald MacDougall Tyler Eden has enjoyed carefree life, but over the last year he has found satisfaction working with his brother Hugh, who has a successful investment business. He has forged a close relationship with one of their business partners, Andrea’s uncle. On a visit to Hugh, Donald meets Andrea and is smitten. When Andrea finds that an antique in Hugh’s collection contains another piece to her mysterious map she is more determined than ever to find the relic. Donald is drawn into her adventure and volunteers to accompany her on her quest.

Andrea has only told Donald half-truths for fear he would not join her. The relic is surrounded by mystery and prophecy. A disgraced soldier with hopes of repairing his relationship with the king has found out about the relic and is just as determined as Andrea to secure it for himself.

Andrea and Donald’s belief in what’s right as well as each other will be tested on a journey filled with adventure and hardships as they race across the vineyards of the Champagne region in France, up the east coast of England to an ancient church in Bamburgh.

Can Andrea and her MacDougall warrior resolve the mystery, face the prophecy,
vanquish the villain… and find their happily ever after.

Buy Link: TBD


Andrea moved, creating a distraction, but Rufus stopped her with the point of his sword.

“Bring them both here. This is a good place for her to watch him die,” Davenport said.

Donald had to keep his focus. The vicar and Andrea’s lives depended on him. If he had to fight with his hands, so be it.

As Rufus moved the vicar and Andrea toward Davenport, the vicar grabbed the chalice from the top of the tomb and threw the tainted water at Rufus.

The man dropped his sword and tried to wipe the water from his face.

As Donald placed his hand on the ground to get to his feet, his hand found a metal hilt. He pulled the sword from the debris and stood.

With each breath, he set his resolve. This was his final battle. Andrea’s life was the prize. By god’s toes, let the ancient warriors of his clan give him the strength to succeed.

Buy Link: Amazon


  1. Whoa! What a way to start, Ruth. This is exciting! Can't wait until next week.

  2. Great start to the new round of Medieval Mondays, Ruth! Looking forward to more.

  3. Fantastic start to Medieval Monday, Ruth! Looks like another great story! Congratulations!!

  4. Ashley, Cathy and Mary... thank you so much. I really love this story.

  5. A great start for our next Medieval Monday. Can't wait to see what happens next, Ruth!

  6. A wonderful start to Medieval Monday, Ruth!

  7. Nice tension in this scene. Love the line 'by God's toes.'

  8. Nail-biting tension! I did not expect the vicar to get involved. And the final battle's still ahead? Can we have a Medieval Tuesday? :)

  9. You all are WONDERFUL! Hugs for your support!