“And man, whose heav'n-erected face
The smiles of love adorn
Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn!”
― Robert Burns
On 25th January we celebrate the life and works of Scottish poet Robbie Burns. This year I’ve decided to join in the celebration with a book sale.
My publisher, The Wild Rose Press has graciously agreed to put A Woman of Honour, set in the Scottish Highlands, on sale for $0.99 for two weeks starting today.
I’m also going to repost some of my blogs to give you an overview of medieval life and share stories about two of medieval Scotland’s most inspirational women.
Duncan Campbell wakes to discover he is imprisoned with a woman in his enemy's dungeon in the Highlands of Scotland. The disenchanted warrior hopes his last few moments on earth will be spent in the arms of the sweet-voiced Isabel. If only she will cooperate.
Isabel Douglas has no intention of obliging the crude captive. The penniless noblewoman considers herself too tall and thin to be desirable. She intends to become a nun. But first, disguised as a boy, she must deliver an important letter to Scotland's hero in hiding, King Robert the Bruce.
Together, the pair make a daring escape that plunges them into the bleak countryside in the middle of winter. In the struggle to survive, they learn the true strength of their feelings for each other. But when Duncan's animosity towards the king becomes evident, Isabel must decide between her heart and her country.