Item description for Thorn in My Heart (Lowlands of Scotland) by Liz Curtis Higgs...
Overview A retelling of stories from Genesis, set in eighteenth-century Scotland, finds Jamie and Evan McKie vying for the attention of their father, while Leana and Rose McBride compete for the love of the same man, setting in motion a thorny love triangle marked by parental manipulation and sibling rivalry. Original.
Publishers Description Two brothers fight to claim one father's blessing. Two sisters long to claim one man's heart. In the autumn of 1788, amid the moors and glens of the Scottish Lowlands, two brothers and two sisters each embark on a painful journey of discovery. Jamie and Evan McKie both want their father Alec's flocks and lands, yet only one brother will inherit Glentrool. Leana and Rose McBride both yearn to catch the eye of the same handsome lad, yet only one sister will be his bride. A thorny love triangle emerges, plagued by lies and deception, jealousy and desire, hidden secrets and broken promises. Brimming with passion and drama, "Thorn in My Heart" brings the past to vibrant life, revealing spiritual truths that transcend time and penetrate the deepest places of the heart.
Citations And Professional Reviews Thorn in My Heart (Lowlands of Scotland) by Liz Curtis Higgs has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 03/01/2003 page 20
Publishers Weekly - 02/10/2003 page 161
Christian Retailing - 03/17/2003 page 15
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.63" Width: 6.27" Height: 1.13" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Mar 18, 2003
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Lowlands of Scotland
ISBN 157856512X ISBN13 9781578565122
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 Thorn in My Heart?
Gets better the more you read. Dec 6, 2008
This book is based on the Biblical story of Jacob and Esau. The first several chapters were a slow read, but as I continued, my interest grew to the point that I couldn't put it down. Word for word, line by line, page by page, chapter by chapter, book by book until all three in the series were read. If you find yourself struggling to get through the beginning, keep reading, it's well worth it. I loved them all!
Fantastic Jul 14, 2008
This is a wonderful book that is a bit slow to start but once it does...
WONDERFUL!! Jun 27, 2008
This is a great book! I started reading and I couldn't put it down. Liz Curtis Higgs is a wonderful author. I really felt like I knew the characters by the time I finished.
Wonderful on its own! Jun 20, 2008
This book is marvellous for its own sake. I believe that Liz Curtis Higgs should have stopped here and not written the other books, though I loved Whence Came a Prince and Grace in Thine Eyes. The story of Jacob and Laban's daughters is from a polygamous culture and difficult to apply to a later time when polygamy is not practiced, not legally anyway. I have read all of this series for the most part and think that Leana suffered undeservedly in Fair is the Rose, my least favorite book of the series, but the Christian path is filled with suffering.
This book made me ask questions about the characters' biblical couterparts, mostly Rachel and Leah. Rose's initial reluctance in "Thorn" toward marriage, her assertion that she is too young, caused me to wonder what Rachel's initial feelings for her cousin were. Yes, I know Jacob kissed her at the well, and the Bible clearly states "Jacob loved Rachel," but it is never clearly states that Rachel loved Jacob; people assume that. Leah's exact feelings are never revealed either though in her book "Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible," Higgs mentions that Laban "TOOK his elder daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob," indicating that there was some reluctance on her part. Later in Genesis she is desperate to win his love, but is she simply trying to make the best of things? This vagueness in Scripture makes one thing clear; women's feelings were not considered so important in Biblical times! Thank goodness that Higgs is kinder to her women. I just can't help wishing she had ended it here.
Wonderful! Jan 8, 2008
I loved this series. In fact, I've bought multiple copies of it to give to friends. I agree with most of the other reviews here about the basic plot and feeling of the story, so I won't go into that, but I do want to give a couple "warnings" about the series.
Warning #1--This first book starts out kinda slow. It's setting the stage and giving a background of the culture and I found it very hard to get past the first half or so of the book. Once I really got into it, though, I loved it and flew through the other books! (I also realized while I was reading the last book that in the back of the books there's a dictionary of sorts to help with the words they use if you can't understand their meaning).
Warning #2--This is not a "fluffy" romance. It's intense and I wouldn't recommend it for a reader who is not mature (I'd say college age and up). I read it about a year after I got married (in my early 20s) and thought it was perfect.