In the pastoral 18th-century Scottish Lowlands, two brothers, Jamie and Evan McKie, seek their father's blessing and inheritance, but only one will receive it---and the hand of a beautiful woman. A thorny love triangle, sibling rivalry, parental manipulation, deception, and desire---it's all here in Higgs's powerful retelling of the story of Jacob and Esau.
Thorn in My Heart Review| Posted September 26, 2009
Have you ever wondered what would have happened to Leah if she had been yanked out of the desert and put into an entirely different culture and time?
What of her famously beautiful sister Rachel? Have you ever wondered about her? Liz Curtis Higgs takes the infamous story of Jacob and places him in Scotland, during the late 1700s.
Keeping true to the biblical connotations she creates a wonderful story that keeps you turning reaching for that next page.
This isn't a story that starts out strong and ends weakly, it starts out strong and ends just as strongly. It's a good read for anyone interested in the history of Scotland and the story of Jacob and those two mothers of the 12 tribes of Israel: Rachel and Leah.