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 ndependence 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.

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About The Author

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, the first volume in The Scottish Crown Series. A twelve-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Carol has been married more than twenty years and has two sons.

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