My Heart's in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland   -     By: Liz Curtis Higgs
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My Heart's in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland

Random House, Inc / 2007 / Paperback

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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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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 7.25 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1400072972
ISBN-13: 9781400072972
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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.

From the first page’s turn, it is abundantly clear that My Heart’s in the Lowlands is a unique invitation into a beautiful and timeless world. An armchair travel guide, Higgs’ latest work coaxes the reader the join her on a much-beloved route which she unfolds with warmth and enthusiasm. Woven through the loom of the award-winning novelist’s storytelling skills, My Heart’s in the Lowlands details a ten-day journey through “bonny” southwestern Scotland. As you accompany her through ancient churches, enchanting castles, and warm, bustling inns of this lovely corner of the U.K., Higgs paints in vivid detail the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of her heart’s homeland. Sprinkled with illustrations, historic gems, quotes from Scotland’s famous poet Robert Burns, and other lively characters both real and imagined, My Heart’s in the Lowlands is an all-encompassing text.
The book also contains a detailed map and glossary unveiling bits of the Scottish dialect. Rather than a travel guide detailing tourist attractions with spartan efficiency, My Heart’s is a story that calls its reader to a land whose lush green fields and wild heights invite one to tarry a while. As Higgs’ book closes with her reluctant departure, you, too, will feel her sorrow. Whether actively planning a trip or simply wishing you could, this book will leave you as enchanted with that ancient realm of the world as though you had traveled there yourself. – Lauren M. Peltier, Christian Book

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