Medieval Monday! The Highlander’s Crusader Bride by Cathy MacRae!

Medieval Monday is here, featuring author’s choice.

For this week, please help me welcome Cathy MacRae! The continuing excerpt is from her novel, The Highlander’s Crusader Bride.

Excerpt –

He squeezed her fingers. “If ye dinnae wish us both paraded to yer room before the wedding guests, we must separate. I will tarry near the privy and ye will find a way to yer room alone. Unless ye think I should ask yer da how to find ye, ye need to tell me now.”

“Third level. Last door.” The lines marring her brow vanished as she faced her fears without complaint or question.

Join me next week on Jenna Jaxon’s blog  for the next excerpt from The Highlander’s Crusader Bride!




What her novel is about –

Born in the Holy Land only a few years after the Third Crusade, half-Armenian, half-Scot Arbela MacLean is a true daughter of the desert, beautiful and untamed. Trained to be a warrior to avoid her gentle mother’s fate, Arbela has honed her skills with Turkish bow and arrow, sword and throwing darts—and dreads the day her father choses a man for her to marry.

After more than thirty years in the Holy Land, Donal MacLean, Baron of Batroun, is recalled to Scotland, the last son available to take up leadership of clan MacLean. He brings with him knights, treasure, trade—and a daughter of marriageable age.
Caelen MacKern, known as the Bull of the Highlands, is cynical about women. His first marriage formed an alliance, and he did not grieve when his spoiled, immature bride passed away. He has agreed to marry again—against his better judgement—for the men, means and coin to recover from a devastating pestilence that all but wiped out his clan.

Though more than a little resentful at finding himself forced to remarry, Caelen’s proposal to Donal MacLean’s headstrong daughter nevertheless piques her interest. Each will receive what they want most from life—the ability to live as they please without interference from a meddling spouse. But their marriage of indifference will soon change to one of passion that neither Arbela nor Caelen could have predicted.



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4 Responses to “Medieval Monday! The Highlander’s Crusader Bride by Cathy MacRae!

  • Another great excerpt! I’m really enjoying following along each week, and I’m looking forward to the next excerpt. 🙂

  • It gets better and better!! Thank you and Good Morning!!

    • Good morning, Lori! Thanks for stopping by- so glad you liked the excerpt! ~Cathy