Item description for Fair Is The Rose (Lowlands of Scotland) by Liz Curtis Higgs...
Overview Rose and Leana McBride both love the same man, but each must deal with her own choice when the Church Elders rule on what they see as an unusual and illegal situation.
Publishers Description "The Scottish Lowlands, October 1789. "A""year has come and gone since Jamie McKie fled for his life, arriving at Auchengray in search of sanctuary and a bonny wife. Young Rose McBride, as fair a lass as any in Scotland, dearly loves her handsome cousin--but so does her older sister, Leana. Determined to have Jamie all to herself, Rose puts in motion one desperate plan after another, enlisting the aid of Lillias Brown, a wise woman--a "wutch, " some say--still keen on the old ways. Impetuous Rose ignores the cruel whispers that travel up and down the parish hills, never dreaming of the tragic consequences that await her. Her sister, Leana, clings to her hard-won sense of peace and assurance by a slender thread of faith. Day and night, Leana's hours are apent caring for wee Ian and praying that her future will hold more promise than her past. Jamie McKie is busy making his own plans to return home to Glentrool and claim his inheritance. To do so means facing Evan, the brother whose blessing he stole, and Alec, the father whom he ruthlessly deceived. It is a perilous journey that will test the depth of his courage, the strength of his sword, and the tenacity of his vow to honor Almighty God, no matter the cost.
Citations And Professional Reviews Fair Is The Rose (Lowlands of Scotland) by Liz Curtis Higgs has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 02/02/2004 page 59
Booklist - 02/15/2004 page 1036
Romantic Times - 03/01/2004 page 79
Library Journal - 04/01/2004 page 80
Christian Retailing - 04/05/2004 page 22
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.98" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 16, 2004
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Lowlands of Scotland
ISBN 1578561272 ISBN13 9781578561278
Availability 0 units.
More About Liz Curtis Higgs
Liz Curtis Higgs is an award-winning speaker who has addressed audiences from more than 1500 platforms all over the world since 1986, encouraging women to grow in faith and joy. She is the author of twenty books - including the bestsellers Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, and Mad Mary.
Liz is the author of more than 30 books, with 4.5 million copies in print. Her latest release, The Women of Christmas, is a heartwarming Bible study wrapped inside a beautiful gift book. Verse by verse, Liz unpacks the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, who each welcome the Christ child into the world in a marvelous and miraculous way.
In her best-selling Bad Girls of the Bible series, Liz breathed new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Scripturally sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God’s grace anew.
With The Girl’s Still Got It, Liz offered a twenty-first century take on the book of Ruth, dishing out meat and milk, substance and style, in a highly readable, always entertaining, and deeply personal journey with one of the Good Girls of the Bible.
Liz also spent a decade as an award-winning columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Her articles have appeared in Faith&Friends in Canada, WomanAlive in Great Britain, and Enhance in Australia.
Liz Curtis Higgs currently resides in the state of Kentucky.
Reviews - What do customers think about Fair Is The Rose?
Excellent Bible re-telling Jul 14, 2008
This whole series is amazing! I love how it turns the story a bit to make you fall in love with Leana (Leah) instead of the normal hero Rose (Rachel).
A book that reveals the true heart of the reader Jan 8, 2008
WHAT A STORY!!! I was so caught up in the characters being frustrated with Jamie and tempted to judge Rose by criticizing and condemning her, that I nearly missed the whole point of the story - do I love like Rose, or like Leana? As I began to examine myself and my thoughts about each character more closely, I realized how tempted I was to pity Leana, and condemn Rose. The truth is that Leana is to be admired. She did wrong, owned up to it, faced the consequences, and ends up paying dearly for her mistake (her deception costs her her family just as Jaime's deception costs him his family). She learns to loves as Christ does - completely, no matter what the cost to herself.
Rose and Jamie are to be pitied. Rose lives life with both hands open - not in offering, but in taking. In serving only herself, she has an empty heart and has nothing to give to anyone.
True, Jamie was clearly deceived on his wedding night. But he then uses this to justify his behavior and punishes his wife - for the very thing he did to his own brother. It's easy to judge them all, but the Bible says to judge ourselves, and love others. Bravo to the author for writing a fictional story that does exactly what God's word does - it reveals the true heart of the reader.
Second book is better than the first Nov 20, 2007
Rose Mcbride wants what her sister Leana McKie has, a loving husband and child to call her own. After coming home sick from school though she finds out that her dream is to come true.
There had been a mix up when Leana and James McKie got married and as far as the kirk (church) is concered Jamie is still married to Rose and Ian, his son by Leana is illegitimate.
Rose and Jamie are married and Leana goes to visit her aunt several miles away.
The three try to get their lives back to normal after what has happened to them will anything be normal again? Read Fair is the Rose.
Rose turned into a Weed... Jul 13, 2007
After reading the first book "Thorn in my Heart", I was so excited to read the rest of the series. I was so sickened by Rose from the first chapter. Her character was terribly self-serving and horrid. I was disgusted by the end of the book with her. I have never felt so strongly about a fictional character before! I found myself sobbing for Leana during her trials. I was very tempted to put the book aside, as it was making me feel such emotions. I am in total agreement with other reviewers who had negative feelings towards Rose. Although she did try to better herself, she continuously made herself out to be a poor, pathetic victim. ICK!! The book in itself was very well written, but I felt myself just wanting the story to end already. There was just entirely too much suffering for Leana in this book.
Highly recommend Apr 1, 2007
This book follows A Thorn In My Heart which I loved and quickly ordered the next two in the series. There is no way that the plot can be called predictable and it has such character since it is written around the 18th century in Scotland. If you enjoy Higgs writing or even Irish type stories, then you will love this book. The first book leaves you amazed at the events but this book is not boring and a sudden turn of events keeps the reader guessing and entranced. I give it 5 stars because I couldn't put the first book down once I got going and couldn't wait to buy the second two.