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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! It’s Week Six of our “Family” theme, and I’m honored to feature an excerpt from Silverhawk (Knights of Destiny) by the talented Barbara Bettis. It sounds like a wonderful read!

If you’re following my excerpt from Flight of the Raven, you can find the sixth snippet on Barbara’s blog: www.barbarabettis.blogspot.com  Be sure to visit and leave a comment for a chance to win a digital copy of Flight of the Raven or your choice of another of my books!

Now, let’s enjoy Barbara’s sixth snippet:

Garley paused at the door for a last jab, his tone flat. “Just remember, there’ll never be a place for you at Compton. Give the old man a son, and you’ll want for nothing. Fight him and you may find yourself back at the convent—if you’re lucky.”

His footsteps thudded down the corridor. Ortha slid in, muttering beneath her breath as she dampened a cloth from a water jar on the table to hold against Emelin’s face. Emelin felt her lower lip. It was swollen a bit. Perhaps no one would notice.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Silverhawk. And follow along next week at Sherry Ewing’s blog: https://sherryewing.com/blog/

If you would like to read last week’s installment, check out Ruth A. Casie’s blog: https://www.RuthACasie.blogspot.com/

A little more about Silverhawk:

He’s everything a proper lady should never want; she’s everything a bastard mercenary can never have.

Sir Giles has come to England to kill his father, who seduced and betrayed his mother. First, however, he’ll seek sweet revenge—kidnap the old lord’s new betrothed. But when Giles uncovers a plot against King Richard, he faces a dilemma: take the lady or track the traitors. What’s a good mercenary to do? Both, of course.

Lady Emelin has had enough. Abandoned in a convent by her brother, she finally has a chance for home and family. Yet now she’s been abducted. Her kidnapper may be the image of her dream knight, but she won’t allow him to spoil this betrothal. Her only solution: escape

Rescuing the intrepid lady—while hunting traitors—is a challenge Giles couldn’t anticipate. But the greatest challenge to Giles and Emelin is the fire blazing between them.

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See you next Monday!