I’m excited to share the fifth excerpt from Judith Sterling’s book, Night of the Owl. At the end of the post, you will see where to next Monday to find out what happens next.
PhD student Ardyth Nightshade has renounced men and pursues her twentieth-century career with single-minded focus. When fate whisks her to medieval England, she meets her match in a man whose passions mirror her own. Can she sacrifice ambition for a love she never sought?
Hugh, Lord Seacrest confounds all who know him. He refuses to marry without a meeting of minds and hearts, and no lady has even approached his ideal…until Ardyth. But she’s an odd one, with unique skills, shocking habits, and total conviction she needs no man. She also harbors secrets, and in the midst of rumors, plots, and murder, trust is fragile.
A woman outside of her time. A man ahead of his. They must take a leap of faith to forge a bond that will shape history.
Lady Constance, to his mother’s right, leaned toward them. “Did I hear mention of a goliard? I’ve longed to hear one perform. Is yours a cleric?”
Hugh smiled. “More a wandering scholar, though a wanderer no more now that Lady Seacrest has given him a place here. Ranulf’s interests run toward poetry and song, not religion. His satires of the Church make that clear, but he was educated in theology.”
Follow along next week on Cathy MacRae’s blog: https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com