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Monday, July 06, 2020

Medieval Monday: Night of the Owl by Judith Sterling

Welcome to Medieval Monday. This week's snippet is from Night of the Owl by Judith Sterling. Enjoy!

True love transcends time.

PhD student Ardyth Nightshade has renounced men and pursues her twentieth-century career with single-minded focus. When fate whisks her to medieval England, she meets her match in a man whose passions mirror her own. Can she sacrifice ambition for a love she never sought?
Hugh, Lord Seacrest confounds all who know him. He refuses to marry without a meeting of minds and hearts, and no lady has even approached his ideal…until Ardyth. But she's an odd one, with unique skills, shocking habits, and total conviction she needs no man. She also harbors secrets, and in the midst of rumors, plots, and murder, trust is fragile.
A woman outside of her time. A man ahead of his. They must take a leap of faith to forge a bond that will shape history.

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Snippet #10

He dropped the blade of grass and sat up. “Now you must tell me…how did you know to look for me in the cave last night?”
She bit her luscious lower lip, then gave him a curt nod, as if she’d reached a decision. “Very well, I’ll tell you. Bertram told us you mentioned the granary after reading the note, so we went thither. The owl you and I saw earlier was still there. I don’t know what made me do it, but I asked him for help. And then, as I stared into his eyes, I got an answer. ʼTwas as if he planted the words in my mind: ‘the sea cave…go by way of the secret passage.’”
“You actually heard a voice?”
“ʼTis woodness, I know, but I swear to you, I heard a male voice. Now that I think of it, it almost sounded like…no. That’s impossible.”

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Judith Sterling said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today, Kelley. Happy Medieval Monday!

Mary Morgan said...

Oh! And how will he respond? Great scene, Judith! Happy Medieval Monday to all!

Judith Sterling said...

Thanks a million, Mary!

Sherry Ewing said...

Another great snippet, Judith. Happy Medieval Monday!

Judith Sterling said...

Thanks so much, Sherry! Have a great week!

Jenna said...

Great snippet, Judith! Leaves us on the edge of our seats. Happy Medieval Monday!

Judith Sterling said...

Aww...thanks so much, Jenna! Hope you've had a beautiful day.

Kelley Heckart said...

Intriguing snippet full of sexual tension. Glad you have you, Judith. Happy belated Medieval Monday!

Judith Sterling said...

Thanks, Kelley! :)