My Heart’s in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland by Liz Curtis Higgs
This delightful armchair-travelogue is the next best thing to being able to visit Scotland in person.
Curtis Higgs has a very personal writing style, but I enjoyed the chatty feel and it helped me imagine that I was taking a trip to the Scottish Lowlands alongside an experienced guide.
The details were what made the book for me – specifics on the exact flight, the roads we’d drive, the meals we’d eat. The included map helped me follow along, but it’s the descriptions that bring this journey to life.
It’s not a true reference-book-for-visiting-Scotland. It’s much more of a fictionalized trip you’ve taken with your best friend. And after “traveling” with Curtis Higgs, I do feel like we’re friends.
I know I’ve liked a book if, when I finish it, I’m desperately searching for something similar. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to find another book with the same feel as this one.
Best-selling novelist Liz Curtis Higgs invites you to take an entertaining journey through the South West of Scotland, known as Dumfries and Galloway. Without crossing the pond, changing time zones, or driving on the left side of the road, you’ll explore quaint villages and crumbling castles, old bookshops and charming tearooms in the delightful company of a guide whose love for this quiet nook of Scotland illuminates every page.
The verdant hills and glens of the Lowlands are awash in history, rich with culture, and peopled with engaging characters. The setting for Higgs’s acclaimed series of historical novels, Dumfries and Galloway also serves as her home away from home. Her decade-long love affair with this unique area of the world, combined with her award-winning storytelling skills, makes her the ideal armchair travel companion.
Warm, personal, and deeply evocative, My Heart’s in the Lowlands transports you to an unforgettable corner of Scotland that will lay claim to your heart forever.
If you like her writing, Liz Curtis Higgs has written numerous fiction and nonfiction books. Some of the best known include her Lowlands of Scotland historical series, and her Bad Girls of the Bible book and all of the related nonfiction spin-offs.
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