Medieval Monday with Barbara Bettis!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the twelfth excerpt which is from Barbara Bettis’ book, The Lady of the Forest, Knights of Destiny Series.

  At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.



Yet her memory had stirred from first glance today. She’d been fifteen when she last saw Henry. This man looked like he might nine years later. Surely two people could not appear the same, down to the scar.

She propped her fists on her hips and pitched her voice low. “You’ve picked the wrong name to claim. We all know Lord Henry’s near an invalid. I’d say you best shut your mouth afore Oscar comes back to shut it for you.”

He didn’t react at all as she’d intended. His chest shook. In laughter?

A rough chuckle confirmed it. “I fear your intelligence-gathering is behind times, lass.”


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He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?

When her elderly husband dies, Lady Katherine fakes her own death and disappears into the forest with others escaping the brutish new lord. Determined to protect her people, she knocks the wrong man senseless. But Lord Henry isn’t an enemy, he’s the brother of her childhood friend. Although his tender confidence tempts her, she’s bound by duty.

Henry of Chauvere has found the one lady he wants for his own, never mind she’s tied him hand and foot. When he learns the king has ordered her to wed Stonehill’s ruthless new master, he insists Kate seek haven with his sister. But she won’t desert her friends. Henry vows to solve her problem, provided he catches a traitor before the threat from Kate’s past catches her.

When a daring rescue compels Henry and Kate to join forces, their attraction grows into love. If only duty didn’t drive them apart.


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