Item description for Grace in Thine Eyes (Lowlands of Scotland) by Liz Curtis Higgs...
Overview When Davina McKie, a mute teenager who is a gifted fiddler, is invited to entertain the Duke of Hamilton's summer guests, she soon catches the eye of young Somerled MacDonald, who robs her of her innocence, but when Davina's father and enraged brothers hear the shocking news, they arrange for Somerled and his father to tumble to their deaths. Original.
"Glen of Loch Trool. Spring 1808. " Davina McKie is a bonny lass of seventeen, as clever as they come and a gifted musician. Unable to speak since childhood, she is doted on by her belligerent younger brothers, Will and Sandy, who vow to protect their silent sister. When the lads are forced to depart the glen, Jamie McKie intends to brighten his daughter's summer by escorting Davina to the Isle of Arran. Her cousins make her welcome at the manse, and the parish delights in hearing their talented fiddler. But when she catches the eye of a handsome young Highlander on Midsummer Eve, sheltered Davina is unprepared for the shocking events that follow. A timeless story of passion and revenge, of lost innocence and shattered dreams, "Grace in Thine Eyes "explores the sorrow of unspeakable shame and the gift of immeasurable grace.
A Reader's Guide and Scottish Glossary Are Included
Community Description Davina McKie is a bonny lass of seventeen, mute since childhood and fiercely guarded by her belligerent twin brothers, Will and Sandy. When the lads are forced to depart the glen, Jamie McKie escorts Davina to the Isle of Arran, where her lively cousins, Catherine and Abigail, make her welcome at the manse.One moonless eve Davina blithely entertains the gentry of Arran with her grandfather's fiddle, unaware of the dramatic turn her life is about to take.A story of passion and revenge, of lost innocence and shattered dreams, Grace in Thine Eyes explores the sorrow of unspeakable shame and the gift of immeasurable grace.
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Awards and Recognitions Grace in Thine Eyes (Lowlands of Scotland) by Liz Curtis Higgs has received the following awards and recognitions -
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Library Journal - 04/01/2006 page 74
LJ Best Books of Year - 01/01/2007 page 51
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.37" Width: 5.46" Height: 1.27" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Mar 21, 2006
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Lowlands of Scotland
ISBN 1578562597 ISBN13 9781578562596
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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Grace in Thine Eyes?
I loved most of it Dec 24, 2008
I absolutely adored this book until the events two thirds of the way through. I was so upset with it that I skimmed the rest and didn't finish the book. I don't care that it was the retelling of a Biblical story, what happened seemed unacceptable to me, I'm sure others enjoyed the ending though.
Other than that, I though Davina was very well developed and the whole thing carried a good story line. As a twin myself, I was pleased to see different personalities develop in the Will and Sandy. I have not read the other books in the series but I might look into it now. If you are not so set on your own predictions of the story, you might enjoy it more than I did.
Great end to a great series! Oct 30, 2008
If you've never read Liz Curtis Higgs and enjoy fiction set in Scotland, this is a great book. It is the final book in the series, so I would recommend reading the first three. Although, if you read just this book, you won't feel stranded. Mrs. Higgs definitely allows her books to stand alone.
Grace in thine eyes Jun 17, 2008
I noticied that this book got a 5 star rating, however I wasn't real thrilled about it. Perhaps if it's not a challenging book or somewhat instructive, I want it to be happy. On the back cover it talks about passion and revenge, lost innocence, shattered dreams, sorrow and shame. It needed really strong writing and a good ending to counter all that.
kGreat Book Jan 14, 2008
This book is so captivating a just can not put it down. I just got a week ago, and I am almost done reading it. Then of course I will have to pass it along to my sister to read when I am done with it. Liz Curtis Higgs is a wonderful writter, and this finale to the series is just supurb.
Overcoming Odds Jan 8, 2008
Davina McKie is the only daughter of Jamie and Leana McKie (the subjects of Thorn in My Heart, Tender is the Rose, and Whence Came a Prince.) Davina has not been able to speak since she was younger, but has found ways of communicating, one way throw a fiddle.
Her younger brothers are sent away to school, and as they have always protected Davina Jamie is worried about her. Then he sends her to a cousins house on the Isle of Arran for the summer. Davina has the time of her life getting to know her cousins who are just about her age, when a request was made to play for the Duke of Hamilton.
While there she meets Summerland McDonald who takes a shine to her. Unfortunately this leads to several tragedies that befall her while on the Island.
While there are some cheerless parts of the book, the way that the book ends makes up for it.