Topic: Northern Skies
OK, here is a thought for you, Janet. Discard if you want, but at least consider the option.
If Matthew started the book from his perspective, he would be racing to save the hamlet, worrying about a horse breaking a leg on the moor, concerned that more reivers are working in his lands. He hears a woman's scream, finds Catherine, realizes who she is and that she is injured, and knows that there is at least one archer who is possibly trying to kill him. This way, the underlying plot would be revealed, the scene-safety concerns with the archers would be detailed, and the description of C would be given so the reader knows exactly what she looks like. A basic history would be available as Matthew contrasts C's mature appearance to what he remembers.
Then flip the last couple paragraphs to C's perspective, detail her pain, and have her lean into Matthew's warmth as he takes her to safety. End the chapter with the 'failed miserably' line.
If the second chapter is about C, you can detail the healing and medical care and start to address the concerns about Anthony and keeping the plot a secret. She dresses up after the 2 day respite and goes down to confront Matthew as the Viscountess.
It is just a thought, but I wonder if this would strengthen and streamline the story to relay information more smoothly. (instead of the flip-flop order issue I discussed before.)
Oh, one last thought. You need to make it clear that the tower is only one room per floor. Most Americans will think of a tower as multiple rooms, but this is a smaller tower built as a residence. That will explain the lack of furniture that you describe in the story.
Last thought, don't just say 'bath' and leave it at that. When Catherine takes a bath, describe a rinse from a bucket with another bucket to wash her hair. Any average person would expect a bathtub in the room, rather than the equivalent of a sponge bath to clean off the blood and sweat from C's injury.