The Scottish Crown Series by Carol Umberger is a Christian Drama Fiction series. Author Carol Umberger combines her love of history, romance, and God in a quartet of powerful stories set in 14th-century Scotland during the reign of Robert the Bruce, Scotland's great hero king.
Author Carol Umberger combines her love of history, romance, and God in a quartet of powerful stories set in 14th-century Scotland during the reign of Robert the Bruce, Scotland's great hero king.
Six years after the Scottish victory at Stirling, the peace between England and Scotland remains an uneasy one. Robert the Bruce and his nobles have signed a declaration of freedom that they are willing to sign with their lives.
Powerful and touching A surprising tale of love that conquers fear and faith that burns away bitterness.
Yesterday she was an English earls wife, eagerly anticipating a glorious victory over the upstart Scots and a new home on a Scottish estate. Today shes a widow, hostage of the Scottish king, watched over by the most unusual and reluctant of guardians.
For years he was a warrior monk who fought for his beloved church. Today hes simply a weary warrior with a haunted past and a price on his head. And he has no clue how to care for the group of female hostages entrusted to him after battle, especially the sad-eyed widow with the golden braid.
Thrown together after a cataclysmic battle, the two of them weave an unlikely friendship and an even unlikelier love. She returns to England to protect a family inheritance. He stays to wrestle the demons of his past. But when danger looms, hell have to face his deepest fears to come to her aid. Even more difficulties living with the hope she has sparked in him after a lifetime of bitterness. After years of failure and faithlessness. . . could he still bear The Mark of Salvation?
They have been cast together by forces beyond their control. Forces that neither of them are sure they can trust. Though he is the kingdom's fiercest fighter, the atrocities he's witnessed in Scotland's struggle for independence has shaken his faith. She is a spirited noblewoman who has lost her protector and whose fervent prayers have gone unanswered, yet who cannot ignore the warrior in her way. Is this God's provision for her or another test to endure? As their country prepares for its ultimate battle, the countess and the war-scarred knight forge a common ground, and hope stirs within them both. He will find healing for his wounded faith. She will discover that God's mysterious ways can be trusted. And together they will learn that some things in life require a price worth paying.
"The truth shall set you free" seems highly unlikely for noblewoman Gwenyth Comyn. Held captive and stripped of her lands and title, she could falsely accuse Adam Mackintosh of assault---thereby gaining her freedom. But she's discovered she loves him! A riveting story of betrayal and intrigue on the medieval Scottish Highlands. 288 pages, softcover from Integrity.