From the first pages turn, it is abundantly clear that My Hearts 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 novelists storytelling skills, My Hearts 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 hearts homeland. Sprinkled with illustrations, historic gems, quotes from Scotlands famous poet Robert Burns, and other lively characters both real and imagined, My Hearts 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 Hearts 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 Previews.com
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