I’m delighted to welcome Judith Sterling to the blog today. Her excerpt is from Shadow of the Swan (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book Three)
With hands clasped behind his back, he studied the tapestry. “Lady Ravenwood’s grandmother made this,” he remarked. “The ones in the solar, too. Uncommon skill!”
Constance moved to stand beside him. “Indeed. I’ve never seen its equal. And what a fetching scene.”
He turned to her but said nothing.
After a moment, she met his gaze. “Why do you stare at me?”
Follow along next week at Mary Morgan’s blog: http://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog
and you can find Roger and Lucy on Judith’s blog today so don’t forget to head over and see what they’re up to.
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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