Today I’m happy to welcome my good friend Lane McFarland to Medieval Monday.
Lane shares a scene hinting of betrayal from HEATHER, the second book of her terrific
series, The Daughters of Alistair MacDougall. I love this series with its talented, courageous ladies and the Highland warriors who win them.
had it been since he last saw her? Three years? Would she remember him? Would
she remember his kiss?
cheek, and Heather wiped the same spot with a cloth. When the servant nodded,
Heather hurried toward him.
sleeve? His eyes narrowed.
MacDougall Castle.” She extended a hand. “Yer timing could not have been
placed a kiss on her knuckles. Calluses covered her once soft palm. He
straightened and studied her blue eyes. “Why so formal?”
I’m afraid that young lass ye knew grew up.”
eyes mesmerized him. “Aye, she grew into a beautiful woman.”
she withdrew her hand. “I understand we’ve ye to thank for our lives.”
who ye should thank. He saved Laird MacDougall from certain death.”
across her eyes. Had he not been watching closely, he would’ve missed it.
waist. “My da’s fortunate to have many good men defending the castle.” Her eyes
widened, and she reached out. “Ye’re hurt. Forgive me, I didn’t notice.”
skin with the pad of his thumb. “’Tis nothing to worry over.”
and yer men so ye can be on yer way. I’m sure ye’re anxious to return home.”
home, but we’ll repair yer keep first.”
it didn’t quite reach her lovely eyes. “Thank ye. If ye will excuse me, I need
to see to Da.”
swayed as she stepped around a lass carrying blankets and hurried through the
hall to her father.
through his hair. He was needed out-of-doors. Rubbing the stinging cut on his
chest, he marched past the injured. As he strode down the grey steps and into
the bailey, his thoughts turned to the slender lad with the black scarf.
amiss? Why was the lad spirited away? And why did Heather make light of his
Alec Campbell concentrates on proving his worth to his people. He provides for
them and leads men into battle, vowing never again to disappoint his clan or
lose his heart.
to her dying mother, Heather MacDougall secretly leads rebel warriors in her
quest to keep her clan intact and hold off those who plot to overtake her
father’s land. She fights to keep her secrets safe, while resisting the lure of
the handsome young laird who challenges her defenses.
their passionate attraction, but can their love survive their secrets?