As promised, Im back with a review of Liz Curtis Higgss second Scottish historical fiction book, Fair Is the Rose. I took this book with me on a cruise, and read nearly non-stop. Book two delivers on the promises made in book one, but leaves unanswered questions for book three, Whence Came a Prince. If you like historical fiction, youll love this series. If youre not a historical fiction reader, this may very well be the series that herds your heart into the sheepfold. Jaime, Leana, and Rose once again draw us into eighteenth century Scotland. So much so that I almost felt like a guest in their home. Not welcomed by Lachlan, of course, who would have considered me yet another unproductive mouth to feed. My heart ached for Jaime, Leana, and Rose as they sought God while making seemingly impossible choices. Once again, they gave me a glimpse of the struggles Jacob, Leah, and Rachel must have gone through when faced with similar circumstances. Fair is the Rose reminds us that, as always, God will give us the strength to endure His tests.
This book was incredible! Sometimes sequels tend to loose their momentum but this one certainly did not!! It has many suprising twists and I cried through them all. I would rate this book even higher if I could! I can't wait for the final book of this trilogy.
I couldn't wait to read this book, hoping it was as good as the last. And I wasn't disappointed. I couldn't put it down. The characters are so real and the love and forgiveness and selflessness that they show, especially Leana...well, just let me say: be ready to cry. I experienced so many different emotions during this book...it definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat! Though I love this book, I didn't want the things that happened toward the end of the book to happen (it was so heart wrenching)...but I better not explain farther because you'll definitely want to read it for yourself. Now we have to wait a year for Whence Came a Prince to come out.:-( I can't wait!