I am excited to bring you the next Summer Pick of 2012: Thorn in My Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs!
Young brothers, Evan and Jamie McKie, both want to claim their father's blessing. Two young sisters, Leana and Rose McBride both long to be married and out from under the tyranical, selfish reign of their father, Lachlan McBride. Soon, deception and fighting at his ancestral home of Glentrool lead Jamie right to Leana and Rose's doorstep. Leana, who has recently been engaged (by her father) to a farmer MUCH older than her, hopes desperately that Jamie might be the one to swoop in and rescue her. However, it is Jamie's decision and Rose, though immature, is considerably prettier than Leana. This tale of love, hurt, forgiveness, and spiritual growth will keep you guessing til the very end.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book and knew that it had to be highlighted as a pick for this summer! Higgs' writing is phenominal as she retells the lives of Leah and Rachel in the Bible! Your heart will truly be blessed by reading this book! I give it 5 bookmarks (because I can't go any higher with the rating scale!)
Fairer is the Rose- Liz Curtis Higgs! The second book in the Scotish Lowlands Series!