The Seventh Son By Ashley York - Book four in the Norman Conquest series
Drogheda, Ireland 1076The sixth son bears a curse as certain as the seventh son bears a blessing. When Tadhg MacNaughton’s betrothed is ripped from his arms and married to another, he believes the legend is true.
Tisa O'Brien's life slams into a downward spiral at the news she is no longer betrothed to the love of her life but to the tanist of a warring, prideful clan with dangerous political aspirations, the Meic Lochlainn. She faces her destiny with all the strength and dignity of her Irish heritage despite dealing with a husband who resents her, fighting off the lustful advances of her father-in-law, Aodh, and longing for the husband of her heart.
Tadhg MacNaughton makes a deal with the devil to ensure the survival of his clan as he is commanded to fight with Aodh who envisions himself the new Brian Boru, High King of Eire. Up close and personal, Tadhg must witness his true love's marriage and remain silent even as it rips him apart. When a sinister plot to over throw King William of England led by the exiled Leofrid Godwin and Clan Meic Lochlainn comes to light, Tadhg is faced with saving his clan or endangering his sister and her Norman husband.
An Irish beauty and a warrior betrayed, doomed in love from the start or does fate have something else in store for them?
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Now for the Interview of the Century. I think this is my favorite interview I have ever done to date.
Darragh: My thanks for the invitation to be here today, fine lady. I understand ye have met my lovely Tisa.
Kimi - Yes, I have spoken to Tisa and she is indeed a lovely lady. Tadhg?
Tadhg leans forward: Beg pardon? Do ye ask if I agree that Tisa is lovely? I do indeed agree.
Darragh: Methinks ye have misunderstood the question, friend.
Tadhg: Methinks not! And I am certainly not yer friend.
Darragh rolls his eyes and faces Kimi: Mayhap ye would be so kind as to restate the question for our slow friend here?
Tadhg straightens in his seat. His face tight: Ye believe ye alone can see her loveliness? That ye alone can see what is more obvious than the sun in the sky? That ye alone can see that Tisa's loveliness rivals even the breaking forth of that same sun after a dark and stormy night? That she is indeed more beautiful than the sun's rays on a warm spring day?
The awkward silence that follows leaves Kimi not quite sure how to break the overwhelming tension oozing from these two warriors.
Darragh: Yer interest in my wife seems a bit misplaced. For what purpose do ye speak so of my wife?
Another long pause follows, emotions flitting across Tadhg's face as he struggles for composure. Kimi's heart goes out to him deciding to continue as if nothing untoward had taken place.
Kimi: So Tadhg tell us of your clan. The MacNaughtons?
Tadhg holds up his hand: Beg pardon, lovely lady. Certainly I overstep my bounds as a mere childhood friend of Tisa's. Darragh is correct that I have no right to speak so of another's wife. What were ye asking me?
Kimi shifts in her chair: I was merely welcoming you, Tadhg. So sorry for the misunderstanding.
Darragh: 'Twas no misunderstanding! He bellows as he stands Coveting another's wife is no small thing! I demand yer apology to both me and my wife.
Tadhg stands, his face a mere few inches from Darragh's: My only apology is to the fine lass who has invited us here to learn more about us. She alone deserves my apology Tadhg offers a beaming smile to Kimi and slight bow before turning back to Darragh. She blushes prettily. Tadhg continues: Ye, on the other hand, are nothing more than a beef witted oaf! An oaf who would indeed begrudge his wife the respect and admiration of those around her. Who orders her around—allowing yer own father to belittle her! Ye treat her as if she were of no consequence at all! Ye deserve nothing from me!
Tadhg sits, his lips tight. Darragh does the same, his face red with indignation.
Kimi: So how about some refreshments? Tea? I have the cutest little minion cups!
Found Minion Teapot or Tea For One Set picture at Country Love Crafts