Sunday, February 4, 2018

Medieval Monday: Cathy MacRae's The Highlander's Crusader Bride

Cathy MacRae and The Highlander's Crusader Bride are in the spotlight for Medieval Monday's second week of the Author's Choice theme.

Weeks ago, they’d set the tone of their marriage—a business arrangement only. Neither was attracted to the other, and he had no desire for more children. Arbela had made clear her wish for no physical relations between them, and other than forcing the role on her of broodmare and a convenient body on which to slake his lusts, there was no reason to visit her chamber after this night. And he did not believe himself such a brute.
But this night . . . .

Join Cathy on this  blog for the next excerpt from The Highlander’s Crusader Bride!

Born in the Holy Land only a few years after the Third Crusade, half-Armenian, half-Scot Arbela MacLean is a true daughter of the desert, beautiful and untamed. Trained to be a warrior to avoid her gentle mother’s fate, Arbela has honed her skills with Turkish bow and arrow, sword and throwing darts—and dreads the day her father choses a man for her to marry.

After more than thirty years in the Holy Land, Donal MacLean, Baron of Batroun, is recalled to Scotland, the last son available to take up leadership of clan MacLean. He brings with him knights, treasure, trade—and a daughter of marriageable age.
Caelen MacKern, known as the Bull of the Highlands, is cynical about women. His first marriage formed an alliance, and he did not grieve when his spoiled, immature bride passed away. He has agreed to marry again—against his better judgement—for the men, means and coin to recover from a devastating pestilence that all but wiped out his clan.

Though more than a little resentful at finding himself forced to remarry, Caelen’s proposal to Donal MacLean’s headstrong daughter nevertheless piques her interest. Each will receive what they want most from life—the ability to live as they please without interference from a meddling spouse. But their marriage of indifference will soon change to one of passion that neither Arbela nor Caelen could have predicted

Visit Cathy's blog to catch the next excerpt from Barbara's The Lady of the Forest and leave a comment for a chance at an ebook of your choice to be awarded at the end of the 14 week blog tour.


  1. The Highlander's Crusader Bride sounds great! I loved the excerpt and can't wait to read what happens next!

    1. Definitely an intriguing storyline :) I like the Crusade connection.

  2. Welcome, Cathy. so glad you're here with your new book! Looking forward to reading it!