The journey to forgiveness is long for Laird Adam Campbell and Maggie Robertson. Tired of being a pawn in her father's pursuit of lands, Maggie desperately wants to serve the Lord. She believes God wants her to serve Him alone, but when Adam bursts onto the scene, she wrestles with her convictions. Maggie's father holds Adam's cousin hostage in order to force Adam to retrieve Maggie from the monastery and bring her home. Initially, Adam cares little about the Robertson woman. But soon his feelings change and he becomes Maggie's protector. The 1694 Scottish setting will satisfy history buffs. Strong main and secondary characters make CONSUMING FIRE (4.5) by Kathleen Morgan a must-read. (Oct., 389 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Linda Mae Baldwin