Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

~ Book Review


A Wreath of Snow
by Liz Curtis Higgs
ISBN:
$10.19 (hardback)
$ 9.99  (Kindle)

About the book:
All Margaret Campbell wants for Christmas is a safe journey home. When her plans for a festive holiday with her family in Stirling crumble under the weight of her brother’s bitterness, the young schoolteacher wants nothing more than to return to the students she loves and the town home she cherishes.Then an unexpected detour places her in the path of Gordon Shaw, a handsome newspaperman, who struggles under a burden of remorse and shame.

My Thoughts:
Take a trip to Scotland with Liz Curtis Higgs in her new book A Wreath of Snow. I've always wanted to visit Scotland (even though I'm Irish) and so I tagged along. I found a wonderful story that drew me in and made me sympathize with Margaret, root for Gordon and hopeful that there will be a sequel so I can find out what happens next. (Hint Hint)

This is a wonderful story about 2 individuals hurt spiritually and emotionally by a terrible accident years before when Margaret's brother is injured in a Curling accident caused by Gordon. I could feel the emotion and the sorrow near the end of the book when Gordon does the right thing and confesses to what happened and loved the ending of the book. Sorta... I wasn't ready to end the story.

A Wreath of Snow would be a great Mother-Daughter or book club read but if you don't have anyone to read it with grab a hot chocolate, latte, a warm afghan and curl up by the fire. It's a great book to read during a blizzard. 

On another note: I have heard of Bad Girls of the Bible which is another book written by Ms Higgs and my mom has actually used that book to mentor some of the younger women that she has met that have issues. The author's writing is easy to read, very descriptive and the language is comfortable. She reminds me a lot of the way George MacDonald (a Scottish author in the 1800's) writes and connects with the reader.

Read Chapter One

Purchase it:
Be sure to purchase a copy of your own and while your at it pick up a copy or two to give to friends. It is a small book and would fit nicely in your purse, a stocking or in the diaper bag. Even a mom deserves a few minutes to read here and there.

About the author:
Liz is the author of nearly 30 books, with more than 3 million copies in print. Her popular nonfiction books include Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Unveiling Mary Magdalene, Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible, Rise and Shine, and Embrace Grace.

She’s also a best-selling novelist, creating both contemporary and historical fiction, including her latest award-winning novels, Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night. And she’s written five books for young children, including Go Away, Dark Night.

Explore the beauty and mystery of Scotland and her stories on Liz’s new fiction website, MyScottishHeart.com

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Celebrate all things Scottish, all things Victorian, and especially, all things Christmas!

Against the backdrop of the Christmas season in Stirling, Scotland in 1894, A Wreath of Snow, a new novella from Liz Curtis Higgs, delivers a wonderful story of redemption and restoration.  In honor of its publication, we are offering the chance to win gifts from Scotland, brought home from Stirling by Liz Curtis Higgs.

Grand prize: One winner will receive a charming, antique sterling silver coin purse.
Runner up prize: Five additional winners will receive a pewter thistle pin.
All six winners will receive a copy of A Wreath of Snow.

Find complete details, rules and entry form HERE.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to have a positive review and no money exchanged hands.

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