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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! Our nature theme continues, and today, I’m sharing Snippet #7 from Shadow of the Swan. As you’ll see, Lady Constance’s desires are changing in a big way.

Remember to visit Medieval Romance Lovers on Facebook to find links to other authors’ excerpts. (#MedMonFall20) Now, here’s my seventh snippet:

            Her revelation about Dominy certainly changed Robert.  He showed even more courtesy than before, treating her almost like a harp with worn strings which might snap if played.  She wanted to make music.  At least, she wanted to try.  But his gallantry seemed to know no bounds.

            She frowned and wiped the sweat from her brow.  Why should that bother me?  Her lips twisted.  Because I fear he’s lost interest.

            Had he?  Could any man truly possess such restraint?  He demonstrated it at every bedtime.  Every single one.  What if it continued?  For weeks.  Months.  Forever and ever, amen.

A little more about the story:

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.

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That’s all for this week. See you next Monday!  🙂