For the Crown
by Susan Appleyard
Robbie, Bastard of Ovedale, is a warden of the East March of Scotland. Chasing Scottish raiders, he goes after a youth who has wounded his friend, only to discover the youth is a girl. To his mortification, her family refuse to ransom her. Other than tossing her in a rive, which he is advised to do, Robbie is unable to get rid of her. But it's already too late for that. Robbie is falling in love.