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.