Whence Came a Prince, Lowlands of Scotland Series #3Liz Curtis HiggsRandom House / 2005 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 19 Reviews
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Amanda5 Stars Out Of 5July 14, 2007AmandaA great read. I couldn't put this book down. I found myself feeling like I was living the story along with the characters.
April5 Stars Out Of 5January 22, 2007AprilDeeply descriptive, at times almost to the point of excess, Liz Curtis Higgs, nevertheless, wrapped me in 18th century Scotland as if in a warm, scratchy plaid. At the conclusion, I felt more than a bit wiser to life as it was in the Lowlands of Scotland some two hundred years past. Slightly predictable for those familiar with the Biblical account of the patriarch Jacob, Whence Came a Prince is at the same time stunning in its colorful originality. It is a paradox that compels the pages to be turned.Each character has been expertly created and vividly depicts this story of honor and duty, nobility and humility, missteps and mercy. Their inner battles will forever be strikingly familiar to all peoples throughout the ages. This deeply convicting book will warm the heart and stir the conscience. How would I react to such extreme injustice and hardship? It is by far the best Liz Curtis Higgs read to date.
Kathleen Fuller5 Stars Out Of 5April 16, 2006Kathleen FullerWhat a wonderful book! I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Jamie, Leana and Rose. Heart wrenching, inspirational and uplifting, Whence Came A Prince is a beautiful fictional account of a timeless biblical story. Higgs' writing is at its very best. Highly recommended.
Diana Urban5 Stars Out Of 5January 16, 2006Diana UrbanLiz Curtis Higgs reveals the breathtaking conclusion to her recent Scottish trilogy in Whence Came A Prince.At 537 pages, this book might seem like a daunting read, but Im not a fast reader, and I devoured it in less than a week. The compelling plot, characters, and setting drew me wholly into eighteenth century Scotland. In fact, I found it difficult to resurface and find myself in twenty-first century America. As Whence Came a Prince opens, we join Leana at her aunts home, Burnside Cottage, where she fled to escape the unexpected turmoil that changed her life from a dream to a nightmare. Rose discovers she is expecting, and Jaime plans for them to return to his home, Glentrool. However, Lachlan, Roses father, and circumstances both conspire to keep Jaime and Rose at Auchengray, Lachlans holding. Throughout the series, Higgs has shown Lachlan to be a conniving character solely interested in his own gain. He remains true to character in the third book, and Higgs treats us to some scenes from his point of view so we can fully appreciate his nastiness.Once again, Jaime and the two sisters face a situation impossible to cope with except for Gods grace. Jaime at last outwits Lachlan at his own game and leaves for Glentrool with his family, fearing the reception he will receive from Evan, the brother he deceived. He need not have worried, because Evan welcomes him and his family with open arms. As they continue their journey, tragedy strikes, devastating the small group of travelers. Then they arrive at Jaimes home to find another terrible event has occurred. Through all that happens, God is faithful to each of them. Only He can orchestrate our lives perfectly, as He did for Jacob, Leah, and Rachel. Higgs does a wonderful job of portraying events as they might have occurred in a more recent time. Whence Came a Prince reminds us weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning (Psalm 30:5.) The conclusion left me satisfied.
julia wen5 Stars Out Of 5December 30, 2005julia wenI thought this book was absolutley amazing! I finished the book in one day and was not dissapointed in it. Hurray for Leanna! She finally gets her reward for her faithfulness and her sacrifices. I'm sorry about Rose though, like Jamie said he can't please two people at once. I cannot wait until the next book comes out. God bless Liz Higgs for her amazing writing talents.