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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! I’m excited to have my friend Cathy MacRae here today. We’re featuring her medieval romance, The Highlander’s Welsh Bride, the fifth book in her Hardy Heroines series.

If you’re following my “Bad Guy” excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the sixth snippet on Cathy’s blog here. Remember to leave a comment there for a chance to win digital copies of the first three books in The Novels of Ravenwood series!

Now, let’s enjoy Cathy’s “Bad Guy” snippet:

A Welsh princess on the run from King Edward’s army, Carys finds herself embroiled with pirates pillaging the western coastline of Scotland. She has escaped their clutches twice before. Has her luck at last run out?

Hanna pointed to the approaching ship. “The langskip is light and fast. See how tall and narrow the bow and stern are? ’Tis also clinker built, and the midsection is quite wide. ’Twill be very fast and stable even in these waters. But they know our ship could withstand any force they tried against her. If they can drive her onto the beach, they can board and fight us on even footing.”

“There is no us . . .. Ye and Carys . . ..” He rubbed the back of his neck. “Shite.”

“Your vocabulary is not improving, sonr min. Pay attention. We must avoid the shoreline at all cost.”

“I know how the Norse fight. Ye dinnae need to tutor me in battle tactics.”

Follow the excerpt next week to Mary Gillgannon’s blog: https://marygillgannon.com/
Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win an ebook (kindle) of The Highlander’s Welsh Bride!

A little more about the book:

It was over. Prince Llywelyn was dead, his soldiers fleeing before King Edward’s army. Carys, a distant cousin to the prince, herself a princess of Wales, had picked up arms alongside her husband more than a year ago. Now homeless, her husband buried beneath the good Welsh soil, she seeks shelter in the north, far from the reach of Longshanks’s men. Carys and Wales would never be the same again.

Birk MacLean has been ordered to take a bride and produce an heir. He grows weary of the lasses paraded before him, women of delicate nature and selfish motives. He desires a wife strong enough to help lead one of the most powerful clans in Western Scotland.

One like the Welsh woman sitting in his dungeon, arrested for poaching MacLean deer.

Can Birk convince Carys marriage to him is preferable to a hangman’s noose? And will the heard-headed Scot be worthy of a Princess of Wales?

From the towering Welsh mountains to the storm-swept Scottish coast comes a tale of betrayal and loss, deceit and passion. An epic tale of honor and the redeeming power of love.

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See you next Monday!  🙂