Elspeth arrives at the field, where Finn is proving his worth to her brother, the clan chief, with a trial of vigor...
Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon
A Highland Gardens Novel
“Bold attack. Near felled the chief.”
She rose onto the balls of her feet, trying to see, but a broad warrior blocked her view of the action. Each time he moved, flinging his arms with excitement, he forced her to weave in the opposite direction.
“Lady Elspeth. Here.” A young maid tugged her forward to the front of the ogling crowd.
Elspeth wasn’t prepared for the scene unfolding, or for the unexpected emotions raging through her. She stared, mesmerized, white knuckles pressed against her mouth, the ring of steel against steel grating along her spine. Fear leapt into her throat. With every move the men made she tasted her fright.
She prayed for Finn. Guilt brought heat to her cheeks. She never supported her brothers’ opponents.
Why now? Why this man?
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