The Crusader’s Handfast

The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances 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?

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The Crusader's Handfast, Part 1, a serialized medieval romance by Claire DelacroixThis story was originally published in installments. The installments have been removed from sale at most portals and will come down from Amazon last, at the end of this month. Part One will remain available at any portal where I can make it free. It’s also available free in my online store, in EPUB and MOBI.

In what order should you read the books in the Champions of St. Euphemia series? Here’s the blog post on that.