By Mary Reed McCall
From the splendidly evocative and gifted Mary Reed McCall comes the 1st novel of an exhilarating new trilogy in response to the mysterious and interesting Knights of Templar.
Sir Richard de Cantor, a highly-skilled warrior, is hampered via guilt over the bold, materialistic manner he'd lived ahead of he joined the Templar Brotherhood -- a life-style he believes ended in the demise of his younger daughter. girl Margaret Newcomb is a disgraced daughter of a strong English earl and has led a quiet lifetime of penance and atonement. notwithstanding of other backgrounds, truthfully they're either lonely, battered by way of the area, and in determined want of every other's love and reputation. Their fragile courting is quickly threatened whilst the French Inquisition makes its technique to England, and Richard is confronted with fees for his place as a Templar Knight, in basic terms to have their love additional verified while somebody from Meg's previous reappears with the facility to rip the 2 apart.
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Instead she saw a ﬂash of teeth as he suddenly threw back his head with rumble of laughter that threatened to topple him from his perch against the side of the table. When it had passed, he looked at her through eyes still crinkled at the corners. “By the Rood, I had heard they’d crafted tales at my expense, but this exceeds even what I had imagined. ” Against her will, she felt a smile tugging her own lips. ” “I think I prefer the man I’ve observed these past hours,” Meg murmured, still smiling, though in the next instant she wished she’d kept her renegade words to herself.
This aids me in my role as Eleanor’s caretaker, for I often need to ask them for assistance. If you would be so kind as to honor my request, I would be most . . ” Richard continued to study her, and she glanced up at him again then, only to feel hard-pressed in deciding whether his hazel eyes held amusement or pique. “Very well,” he answered at last. ” His expression remained bemused as he added, “Naturally, I must require you to share in my discomfort. It would be ludicrous to maintain my title of address in our conversations, when you have forfeited your own.
Brother Thomas nodded, seemingly unaware that he had sounded so avaricious. “I ask for no other reason but that I intend to offer use of the preceptory for storing the treasure—” He broke off, looking apologetically at Richard and tilting his head in deference. “If indeed you would qualify the contents of the sacks as such. ” “Only half of it. You entered for but a ﬁxed term, and as a married man; the rights to the remaining half of the estate must be retained for the sustenance of your wife,” Brother Thomas reminded him.
Beyond Temptation: The Templar Knights by Mary Reed McCall