February Book Choice – 2018 Reading Challenge

After much deliberation over the past few days (which you might have seen a glimpse of if you follow me on Instagram), I have made my selection for the next prompt for the 2018 Reading Challenge.

This month’s prompt is: A book set in a place you want to visit.

What place would I like to visit? The heather hills and majestic castles of Scotland! I have a thing for Highlander stories anyway, so it was a natural choice for this month. After some research and recommendations from other book lovers, I narrowed it down to three: Consuming Fire by Kathleen Morgan, Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs, and Thorn In My Heart, also by Liz Curtis Higgs.

I ultimately decided on Thorn In My Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs.

I’m currently about seven chapters in and it seems like a good choice so far. What I didn’t realize when I chose it is that the story is a modern parallel of the story of Esau and Jacob, and Leah and Rachel. When I say modern I don’t mean present day, I just mean more modern than bible times; the main part of the story is set in 1788. Still, the parallel is unmistakable, with twin brothers named Evan and Jamie vying for a birthright, and two sisters named Leana and Rose, vying for one brother.

And just to follow up on last month, my January choice was a good one. I enjoyed each and every story in the Most Eligible Bachelor collection I chose by cover at the bookstore.

Now it’s your turn: What did you read last month? What are you going to read this month? Don’t forget to use the hashtag #readrepeat2018 if you post your choice on social media so we can all follow along!


  1. I didn’t know Liz Curtis Higgs wrote novels. I’ve done 2 of her “Bad Girls Of The Bible” studies – and really enjoyed em.

    • From what I understand she is quite prolific, with a variety of fiction and non-fiction. I’d like to try one of the Bad Girls of the Bible studies, I’ve heard good things!

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