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Welcome back to Medieval Monday!  Our theme of “Celebrations” continues, and I’m delighted to feature Laurel O’Donnell’s A Knight Before Christmas.

If you’re following my excerpt from Night of the Owl, you can find the tenth snippet on Laurel’s blog.

Now, let’s enjoy her tenth snippet:

She wiped at her eyes and sniffled. “I’m sorry.” She lifted her gaze to him. “I didn’t mean that.”

Gabriel’s heart broke at her misery, at the tears that streaked her cheeks, her clumped lashes. And he knew with certainty that if she married Michael her life of misery would have only just begun.

“I’m certain that when I get to know him… when we are man and wife –”

But there was no excusing what Michael had said. No true man spoke that way about his wife-to-be. Definitely not to others. Gabriel lifted his chin. “Eve.” He took her hand into his. She tried to pull away, but he held it firmly, allowing the sleeve to cover it so she felt better. “This is not what will make you a good wife.”

Go to Laurel O’Donnell’s website next week to read the rest of the excerpt from A Knight Before Christmashttps://www.laurel-odonnell.com/

A little more about the book:

Blamed by her father for her twin sister’s death on Christmas Eve, Lady Eve Chandos agrees to marry a man she does not love to please him and appease his years of wrath. Betrayed by his brother at an early age, Sir Gabriel Bedford decides it is time to make amends and attends his brother’s marriage, but he is unprepared for the beauty Lady Eve has grown into and the attraction that quickly sparks between them.

As Christmas approaches, can Eve and Gabriel find the happiness they seek, or will the secrets of their past doom them to remain apart forever?

Where to buy it:

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YZS3D3B

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YZS3D3B

Amazon CA – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07YZS3D3B

Amazon AU – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07YZS3D3B

See you next Monday, when I’ll feature the final snippet of my own Night of the Owl right here!  🙂