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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! Our “First Kiss” theme continues, and this week, I’m featuring the first book in Sophia Nye’s Seasons of Scotland series: A Highland Autumn. Isn’t this cover lovely?

If you’re following my excerpt from Return of the Raven, you can find Snippet #3 on Sophia’s blog. Remember, you’ll find links to all the participating authors’ snippets at Medieval Romance Lovers on Facebook. (#MedMonSpring21)

Now, let’s enjoy Sophia’s third snippet:

His lesson with Adelina yesterday morning had been trying at best. His plan to be as uninterested as possible dissolved far too quickly in her presence. Indeed, in a matter of minutes she had him so deep in conversation that he had nearly told her about his mother, his sister, his niece. He had come so close to confiding his deepest fears in her that it terrified him. He had only met the woman two days ago!

Blessedly, Lady Sybilla had given him an easy escape before he could do something he might regret. Ronan knew he wouldn’t always be so lucky. He needed a plan. Could he somehow manage to avoid her?

See last week’s snippet on Sherry Ewing’s blog: https://www.sherryewing.com/blog

Follow along next week on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

A little more about A Highland Autumn:

When a fiery, red-haired Englishwoman falls for the laird’s charming, off-limits son, their passion ignites a fire that threatens to engulf the clan.

Ronan Calder, eldest son of Clan Calder’s laird, is going to stay as far away from marriage as he can get. After losing his mother and beloved sister during childbirth, Ronan knows there is no way he could ever inflict such a fate upon any woman. Things get a little complicated when he meets the enchanting new scholar and mistakes her for his future bride.

Adelina Matheson has every intention of becoming the first female scholar at Oxford, and the quick wit to prove it. The only thing she’s missing is permission to attend lectures. When the masters challenge Adelina to serve as advisor to a Highland laird in exchange for entry, she is left with little choice. She agrees to the challenge – surely she can manage such a simple task to prove herself.

Except that once Adelina arrives at Calder Keep, she realizes that nothing about her task is simple. She must battle her alarming attraction to the laird’s handsome son while enduring the laird’s beastly temper. The only other Englishwoman is also her competition for Ronan’s affection, and the entire clan is under threat of attack at the upcoming Samhain celebration. Can Ronan and Adelina put aside their personal troubles and save Clan Calder, or will they doom the entire clan?

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