It’s week three with our “bad boy” theme for Medieval Monday and today’s guest is Judith Sterling who has a snippet from Shadow of the Swan. I just know you’re going to be anxiously waiting for next week to see where this goes! Happy reading and enjoy, my lovelies!
He leered at her. “My, we think highly of ourselves, don’t we?”
“Do not presume to know what I think…of myself or anyone else.”
“Ha! I could always read your thoughts.” He slunk toward her.
She recoiled and backed into the hard altar. “Is that the lie you tell yourself when you seek God’s favor?”
“I needn’t seek it. ’Tis already mine.”
“Because you’ve been made an archdeacon?”
He raised his chin and pursed his thin lips. “Because I know God’s will.”
“Only if He’s in league with Satan.”
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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