Monday, August 26, 2019

Things are really heating up as we near the finale of Medieval Monday. This week I feature a snippet from Judith Sterling's exciting tale, SHADOW OF THE SWAN. 

     A male voice rang out, “Forgive the intrusion.”
     Dominy twitched and spun around. “Cedric.”
     The bald priest stood at the chapel entrance. “Archdeacon.”
     “Priest.” From his tone, Dominy clearly meant to belittle his cousin.
     Father Cedric stepped forward. “I would speak with Lord Ravenwood’s guest.”
     “I don’t see why—”
     “Alone.” The priest’s voice echoed like a choir of angels off the vaulted ceiling.

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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