Welcome back to Medieval Monday and Week Nine of our “First Encounter” theme!
If you’re following the moment when my hero and heroine meet in Soul of the Wolf, you’ll find the ninth snippet on Ceci Giltenan’s blog: https://cecigiltenan.com/
Here, I’m featuring Ceci’s ninth snippet from Highland Redemption, Book One of her Duncurra Legacy series. Let’s dive right in!
He shook his head, forcing a smile. “Nay, lass, I’m just trying to figure out how to get out of the corner ye’ve boxed me into. Ye didn’t learn to play chess like this by pretending the pieces were dolls. Did yer da continue yer lessons?”
“Nay. Well, I suppose in a way he did. He wanted me to learn how to read and write and do sums. So, he had our priest teach me.” A warm smile spread across her face. “Father James was wonderful. He taught me so much more than just those basic skills, including chess. He died when I was ten and it was nearly as painful as when mama died.” She sighed. “But he was elderly and in his last year he’d become very frail. He said he was ready for the angels to lead him into paradise.”
Follow along next week on Sherry Ewing’s website: https://sherryewing.com/blog/. Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win an e-copy of Highland Redemption and other e-books from the authors of Medieval Monday.
A little more about Highland Redemption:
Tomas’s life changed forever when at the age of seven he was adopted by Laird and Lady Maclan ending the abuse he’d suffered at Ambrose Ruthven’s hand. He’d never looked back and never intended to
But fate had other plans…
Now, nineteen years later, he runs headlong into his past. The Ruthvens are in trouble and Tomas is in a position to help them. But can he set aside his hatred for Laird Ruthven for the good of the clan into which he was born?
Fate always adds a twist…
Laird Ruthven’s daughter is not what Tomas expected. Vida Ruthven is sweet, smart, and utterly irresistible.
Now, Tomas must choose between being the savior or taking the ultimate revenge.