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Overview Bestselling novelist Liz Curtis Higgs invites readers to take an entertaining journey through the South West of Scotland--known as Dumfries and Galloway--the setting for her acclaimed series of historical novels and her home away from home.
Publishers Description "Let's "go, " shall we? Just the two of us?"
""I consider Galloway the country's best kept secret: a place where time holds its breath, where ancient ruins dot the countryside in moss-covered splendor, where the natives are friendly and tourists are few, only because they don't know what they're missing. "So, ten days in bonny Scotland. You'll join me, aye?" "-from "My Heart's in the Lowlands" Best-selling novelist Liz Curtis Higgs invites you to take an entertaining journey through the South West of Scotland, known as Dumfries and Galloway. Without crossing the pond, changing time zones, or driving on the left side of the road, you'll explore quaint villages and crumbling castles, old bookshops and charming tearooms in the delightful company of a guide whose love for this quiet nook of Scotland illuminates every page. The verdant hills and glens of the Lowlands are awash in history, rich with culture, and peopled with engaging characters. The setting for Higgs's acclaimed series of historical novels, Dumfries and Galloway also serves as her home away from home. Her decade-long love affair with this unique area of the world, combined with her award-winning storytelling skills, makes her the ideal armchair travel companion. Warm, personal, and deeply evocative, "My Heart's in the Lowlands" transports you to an unforgettable corner of Scotland that will lay claim to your heart forever. Liz Curtis Higgs is the best-selling author of 25 books, including her Scottish historical novels "Thorn in My Heart, Fair Is the Rose, Whence Came a Prince, "and "Grace in Thine Eyes." She is currently writing her fifth historical novel, "Here Burns My Candle. "
Community Description You've traveled there in her riveting fiction; now discover fascinating southwest Scotland for real---with Higgs as your tour guide---in this beautifully detailed travelogue of her favorite place in the world. Without crossing the pond or even changing time zones, you'll discover the quaint villages, old bookshops, charming tearooms, and many other delights. 224 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 20, 2007
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400072972 ISBN13 9781400072972 UPC 9781400072972
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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 My Heart's in the Lowlands: Ten Days in BonnyScotland?
great tour Feb 23, 2007
Popular author Liz Curtis Higgs has written four highly regarded Scottish historical novels (see THORN IN MY HEART, FAIR IS THE ROSE, WHENCE CAME A PRINCE, and GRACE IN THINE EYES). To provide authenticity to these tales, Ms. Higgs would travel to the Lowlands especially Galloway, which she insists is "the country's best kept secret". Over time her trips to Scotland turned into an annual getaway to include leading a Heart for Scotland book tour. Thus the armchair audience will see the Lowlands from a passionate person who cherishes the area.
The book takes readers on quite a tour including the expected castles and villages. However, Ms. Higgs brings more than old ruins as she tells a story that brings to life the world of Robert Burns, the age of smugglers in the coves, and Benny Gillies "modern day" bookstore, etc. Readers who enjoy Scottish historical romances will want to visit the pubs and tearooms, the churches and castles, the tiny villages and the bigger cities as tour guide Liz Curtis Higgs shows why her heart is in the Lowlands.
Armchair Travel At Its Best Feb 22, 2007
Reviewer: Hope Irvin Marston (Author of "Against the Tide: The Valor of Margaret Wilson" - Summer 2007) Black River, NY
Scotland has captured the heart of Liz Curtis Higgs and now she invites you to come along...just you...to travel some highways and many byways of the Scottish Lowlands with her. For ten days she will escort you through the intriguing nooks and crannies of a country blessed with pleasant sites, friendly people and good food. (There's more to eat than haggis!) As you journey along with Liz at the wheel, she will regale you with tales of the people and places you visit, with the mesmerizing skills of the Ancient Mariner. Liz's verbal pictures of the pleasant life in the Lowlands are enhanced by well executed pencil drawings.
Fans of Liz's acclaimed historical novels set in Dumfries and Galloway will recognize scenes from each one of the books. If you yearn to explore the quaint villages and crumbling castles, old bookshops and charming tearooms, but can't fit a trip to Scotland into your schedule--or your purse, take a virtual tour with Liz from your armchair. You'll find her writing, warm, personable and deeply evocative, just like South West Scotland.