Item description for The Mark of Salvation (The Scottish Crown Series, Book 3) by Carol Umberger...
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?
Publishers Description 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Mark of Salvation (The Scottish Crown Series, Book 3) by Carol Umberger has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 12/01/2003 page 93
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Scottish Crown
Series Number 3
ISBN 1591450071 ISBN13 9781591450078
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol Umberger
Carol Umberger won the 2001 Golden Heart Award from the Romance Writers of America in the Best Short Historical category for her manuscript Circle of Honor. A twelve-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Carol has been married for twenty years and has two sons.
Carol Umberger currently resides in Colorado Springs.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Mark of Salvation (The Scottish Crown Series, Book 3)?
Great historical Oct 19, 2006
Another great historical from Carol Umberger. Robert the Bruce is determined to drive Prince Edward of England's troops out of Scotland. The English are confident and well equipped. Countess Orelia Radbourne accompanied her husband, the Earl of Radbourne, expecting they would be victorious. Instead her husband is dead, Edwards troops were defeated, and Orelia is a captive of Robert the Bruce and the hated Scots. Cealloch, Robert the Bruce's foster brother is charged with guarding her. Cealloch has lost everything. He is not safe anywhere, but he has put himself at risk to serve his brother. In spite of themselves, Orelia and Cealloch begin to trust each other and form a bond neither wanted. Carol Umberger knows her history and she weaves the story into a rich tapestry full of color and pagentry. I highly recommend this one.
Amazing Book Jun 22, 2004
The Mark of Salvation is an amazing read, taking an indepth look at the character and life of the former Templar Knight Ceallach. Umberger lives up to her amazing and riveting standard in fiction, having the novel joined in style and content to the series yet keeping the plot from becoming much like either of the first two books (which in my opinion have a very similiar plot). I loved the book, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed her earlier works, or enjoys historical fiction.
Well Crafted... Nov 3, 2003
The Mark of The Lion continues the Scottish Crown Series(no.3). You can read any of the books alone, but I think it helps to read them in the right order, if possible, because there are characters that spill over from one story into the next. I enjoyed this book because it has romance (love, love, love), drama (attempted kidnappings,sword fights), intrigue (why is he so scarred and bitter?), spiritual insights (God is faithful and good even when our world doesn't make sense), and historical facts(Scotland 1300's, lassies, weaving, lamb shearing). All elements that make a good story go (and keeps me turning the pages). The main reason I liked it, however, was because she tells a logical story. There are reasons that each character acts the way they do, and it makes sense. Have you ever read a book and wondered, "why is the character saying this or doing that?" Well, with this book, you won't be. If you want a well crafted book, read this. :)