It’s the third week in our Medieval Monday First Encounter snippets and giveaway. Please welcome my guest, Ruth A. Casie, and her snippet from her novel The Guardian’s Witch. Don’t forget to leave a comment for Ruth to be in the running for our giveaway. Winner’s will be announced after the conclusion of week 14. Happy reading and enjoy!
“Why, Ann, you’re fond of the man and still you bring in the witch? She’s exiled herself to the old hunting lodge. Best she stays there.” The words hung in the room. “But I suppose she won’t be there much longer.”
Alex knew from experience the hostile glare that accompanied the sound in Bryce’s voice.
“M’lord, I know your feelings about the girl. I don’t understand. I remember the way you followed each other around when you were children. We both know she’s no witch.”
“Then explain her unusual power with herbs and tonics.”
Lord Alex Stelton can’t resist a challenge, especially one with a prize like this: protect a castle on the Scottish border for a year, and it’s his. Desperate for land of his own, he’ll do anything to win the estate—even enter a proxy marriage to Lady Lisbeth Reynolds, the rumored witch who lives there.
Feared and scorned for her second sight, Lisbeth swore she’d never marry, but she is drawn to the handsome, confident Alex. She sees great love with him but fears what he would think of her gift and her visions of a traitor in their midst.
Despite his own vow never to fall in love, Alex can’t get the alluring Lisbeth out of his mind and is driven to protect her when attacks begin on the border. But as her visions of danger intensify, Lisbeth knows it is she who must protect him. Realizing they’ll secure their future only by facing the threat together, she must choose between keeping her magic a secret and losing the man she loves.
You can find Ruth’s snippet next week on Elisabeth Hobbs’ blog here.
Ruth is hosting me third snippet on her blog this week and you can find her link here.
Thanks to everyone who stops by today and leaves a comment for your chance at our giveaway!