Monday, May 10, 2021

Medieval Monday with Sophia Nye - Excerpt #14


Welcome back to Medieval Monday! This is week fourteen, the final week of the new round of authors, snippets, and fun. Our spring theme is the first kiss. Today I am hosting Sophia Nye and her terrific story, A Highland Autumn.

(For easy access to authors taking part in this round of Medieval Monday tales, visit the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page. Authors will post their blog links there.  You can also find us on Twitter at #MedMonSpring21.)

A murder, a mix-up, and a midnight missive make for one unforgettable Highland romance… See for yourself.


Excerpt 14

“I’m not marrying for love,” he replied, realizing it still didn’t explain a thing to her.

“But you are marrying,” she said sadly.

“Aye. I must,” Ronan answered, his resolve growing. He had been weak, but he would not make the same mistake again. “The kitchen is across the great hall, through the other door.”

Adelina said nothing, fleeing the room in search of Eby as quickly as she could without running. Ronan watched her go, unable to ignore the enticing sway of her hips and the shimmer of that red braid as she walked.

See last week’s snippet on Cathy MacRae’s blog:

Follow the excerpt from the very beginning, starting with the first snippet on Sophia Nye’s blog:

  A Highland Autumn

Seasons of Scotland Book 1

Sophia Nye

When a fiery, red-haired Englishwoman falls for the laird’s charming, off-limits son, their passion ignites a fire that threatens to engulf the clan.

Ronan Calder, eldest son of Clan Calder's laird, is going to stay as far away from marriage as he can get. After losing his mother and beloved sister during childbirth, Ronan knows there is no way he could ever inflict such a fate upon any woman. Things get a little complicated when he meets the enchanting new scholar and mistakes her for his future bride. 

Adelina Matheson has every intention of becoming the first female scholar at Oxford, and the quick wit to prove it. The only thing she's missing is permission to attend lectures. When the masters challenge Adelina to serve as advisor to a Highland laird in exchange for entry, she is left with little choice. She agrees to the challenge - surely she can manage such a simple task to prove herself.

Except that once Adelina arrives at Calder Keep, she realizes that nothing about her task is simple. She must battle her alarming attraction to the laird's handsome son while enduring the laird’s beastly temper. The only other Englishwoman is also her competition for Ronan's affection, and the entire clan is under threat of attack at the upcoming Samhain celebration. Can Ronan and Adelina put aside their personal troubles and save Clan Calder, or will they doom the entire clan?

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  1. Thank you for hosting me, Ruth! Happy Medieval Monday!

  2. Now this snippets leaves us hanging...but we know in our hearts, he won't be marrying the woman he thinks he will there :) Happy Medieval Monday, Sophia. Have a wonderful break. Hope to see you soon.

    1. Thank you, Barbara! Yes it definitely has a HEA :) Happy Medieval Monday! Thank you for all your wonderful comments. :)

  3. Famous last words some? :) Wonderful snippet, wonderful book that twists and turns to a perfect HEA! I'm so glad that #MedMonSpring21 has introduced me to your writing, Sophia!

    Wishing you ladies a wonderful week!