Book Talk Tuesday

I’ve talked before about Liz Curtis Higgs’ Scottish books, but I feel they deserve another mention.

Thorn in My Heart

Here Burns My Candle is her most recent. It’s a Scottish retelling of the Biblical story of Naomi and Ruth. Scotland during the Jacobite uprising is a true character in the book. We feel the tension and fear, the joy at battles won, the dread when the tide turns.

Thorn in My Heart, Fair is the Rose, and Whence Came a Prince comprise the trilogy that retells the story of Jacob, Rachel and Leah.

I love how Liz makes the story so real. I find myself nodding and thinking, Yes, it could have happened exactly that way.

The parallels between Hebraic and Scottish laws are amazing. It just goes to show that, as Miss Marple used to say, Human nature is much the same around the world (and across time and history, as well).

You don’t have to love historicals or Biblical fiction to enjoy these. Run and get them!



  1. I just wish I didn't have to wait so long for the sequel! Love her books!

  2. Me, too! I'm also looking forward to a new historical writer with a book coming out soon...