By Mary Reed McCall
From the splendidly evocative and proficient Mary Reed McCall comes the 1st novel of a thrilling new trilogy in keeping with the mysterious and engaging Knights of Templar.
Sir Richard de Cantor, a highly-skilled warrior, is hampered via guilt over the formidable, materialistic means he'd lived prior to he joined the Templar Brotherhood -- a way of life he believes ended in the loss of life of his younger daughter. girl Margaret Newcomb is a disgraced daughter of a robust English earl and has led a quiet lifetime of penance and atonement. even though of alternative backgrounds, truthfully they're either lonely, battered by means of the realm, and in determined want of every other's love and attractiveness. Their fragile dating is quickly threatened while the French Inquisition makes its method to England, and Richard is confronted with fees for his place as a Templar Knight, purely to have their love extra proven whilst a person from Meg's prior reappears with the ability to rip the 2 apart.
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20 MARY REED MCCALL clenching his jaw as he ﬁnally pushed away from the door. God help him, he had no choice. A half hour later, Meg stood outside Sir Richard’s door— her door, she reminded herself—her mind swirling with dark thoughts. She’d presumed he’d have immediately stormed out, uttering commands upon seeing her possessions scattered about the room he’d chosen to occupy. But he hadn’t. In truth, he’d remained unnaturally quiet and secluded inside, even when two of the kitchen boys came back and forth carrying numerous pails of steaming water to ﬁll the washtub.
36 MARY REED MCCALL Brother Thomas frowned anew. “The grand master . . aye . . ” “Have you heard anything, then? ” “There has been some news. ” Brother Thomas’s expression ﬂickered almost imperceptibly as he added, “Though your reputation for unmatched skill with blade and shield is widely known, Sir Richard, it nevertheless seems that you were very fortunate . . ” Richard looked away, his jaw clenched as the dark memories rose up again, painful ﬂashes of his storm-swept ﬂight through Normandy.
And as the issue has presented itself, I must tell you that I do not relish being addressed by my formal title. ” He sounded incredulous, but she avoided his stare. ” 24 MARY REED MCCALL “But you are the daughter of an earl, are you not? You have just schooled me on the virtues to be found in following the limits of propriety. As a simple knight, I am of a far lesser standing than you. Such informality can hardly be construed as proper—” “And yet it is the way I would have it,” she broke in, lacing her ﬁngers tightly in front of her.
Beyond Temptation: The Templar Knights by Mary Reed McCall