downloadBy: Jessica Velez

Lowlands of Scotland

This series, written by Liz Curtis Higgs, is historical fiction based in Scotland.  The books are Thorn in My Heart, Fair is the Rose, and Whence Came a Prince (there is another book called Grace in Thine Eyes that takes place probably 16 years later, but it can be a stand alone).  Since the characters are Scottish they speak a little differently then us, so they ken rather than know and say things like dinna fash yourself to mean don’t be worried or vexed.  And they say och! a lot. The story of this book reflects the story of Jacob, Leah, and Rachel in the Bible.  If you know the story, then you might be thinking, but isn’t Jacob a polygamist? How is that supposed to work in the 18th century? Well, we’ll see. Continue reading