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Today I’m sharing a snippet from Barbara Bettis‘s book The Lady of the Forest.
At the slight weight of her head tilted against him, tenderness washed through Henry, a dangerous wave that buffeted his heart. He longed to lift the weight of responsibilities from her, but he must not act upon the impulse.
If Kate was bound to Stonehill and its lord by royal mandate as Jamie said, Henry had few alternatives. Still, he hated to think of beautiful, giving Kate forced to live with the cruel, overbearing Sir Mortimer. She was much too good for such a fate.
He’d simply have to discover a way.
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He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?
When her elderly husband dies, Lady Katherine fakes her own death and disappears into the forest with others escaping the brutish new lord. Determined to protect her people, she knocks the wrong man senseless. But Lord Henry isn’t an enemy, he’s the brother of her childhood friend. Although his tender confidence tempts her, she’s bound by duty.
Henry of Chauvere has found the one lady he wants for his own, never mind she’s tied him hand and foot. When he learns the king has ordered her to wed Stonehill’s ruthless new master, he insists Kate seek haven with his sister. But she won’t desert her friends. Henry vows to solve her problem, provided he catches a traitor before the threat from Kate’s past catches her.
When a daring rescue compels Henry and Kate to join forces, their attraction grows into love. If only duty didn’t drive them apart.
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