I’m so happy to welcome my friend (and fellow Rose) Judith Sterling to Medieval Monday. Judith is featuring the first encounter between Sir Robert and Lady Constance from SHADOW OF THE SWAN. Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of Judith’s book.
And if you’re following along with the first encounter between Henry and Kate in my The Lady of the Forest, drop by Judith’s blog to comment for a chance to win the book.
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.
She sighed. “I don’t want to sound ungrateful.”
He held up his hands and shook his head. “Don’t fret, my lady. I was happy to help.”
“You were?” She looked askance at him. “Truly?”
He gave her a pointed look. “Our acquaintance is possibly the shortest on record, yet you’ve doubted me twice already.”
She rolled her eyes. “Forgive me. If you were indeed happy, I must trespass on your kindness and beg assistance once more.”
He exchanged glances with Guy, then motioned for her to continue. “Beg away.”
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