Medieval Monday! First Encounter in The Lady of the Forest by Barbara Bettis

It’s Medieval Monday! Today, I am honored to feature the amazing Barbara Bettis and the excerpt from her novel The Lady of the Forest.


It’s about –

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.


Continuing along with the excerpt –

Perhaps his capture didn’t qualify as a prank after all. The two who tapped him on the chin, then trussed him up hadn’t been joking.

“Well?” he demanded. “What have you to say for yourself, boy?”

Struggling to pull off the now-soaked hooded cape, the boy raised his head.

Her head?

A girl? Shock sliced through Henry’s discomfort. How had he not noticed that thick, moonlight-colored braid before? Ah, it had been draped inside the short cape.


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One Response to “Medieval Monday! First Encounter in The Lady of the Forest by Barbara Bettis

  • I love it when a woman catches a man and he is totally oblivious. He assumes that he was captured by a boy.