The Crusader’s Handfast: Part One

Today’s the day! Duncan and Radegunde’s adventure begins!The Crusader's Handfast, Part 1, a serialized medieval romance by Claire Delacroix

A pilgrimage to Jerusalem with her mistress has left the maid Radegunde determined to live every moment to the fullest. She dreads the return to routine and her inevitable marriage to a reliable man, so convinces the warrior Duncan to make merry with her while their respective masters linger in Paris. Dancing and singing are not the sole revels in Radegunde’s plans, for she means to taste passion with this man who snared her attention in Venice. Duncan is convinced his own heart is lost forever, but Radegunde’s allure cannot be denied. When he surrenders to her seduction, Duncan suggests a handfast, knowing that even this honor is far less than she deserves. Radegunde, however, is not interested in half-measures, and resolves to win Duncan’s love, no matter what the cost. Will she succeed in her quest? Or will their paths part forever, and do as much too soon?

Reader Letter from The Crusader’s Handfast

This story is being published in monthly installments, beginning in December 2015. The whole book will be available for purchase in both print and digital formats in July 19, 2016.

Read an excerpt from The Crusader’s Handfast.

In what order should you read the books? Here’s the blog post on that.

The Crusader's Handfast, Part 1, a serialized medieval romance by Claire DelacroixPart One – December 15, 2015
Radegunde discovers that her admiration is returned when she and Duncan share a celebratory night in Paris after the treasure is safely delivered to the Temple. But their kisses remind Duncan of his obligations—while she is optimistic about their future, he knows they cannot have one, because of his past.

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