Apologies for my first “post” this morning! I was working on the featured image and went to hit the PREVIEW button. Guess what I accidentally hit instead?

Like a rosebush, life is filled with its joyous blooms but also thorny disappointments. Thorn in My Heart carefully crafts both aspects into one heart stirring tale.

Thorn in My Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs

Rated S- sx

Though mostly just dialogue and not put into any (great) detail, I still didn’t care for it. I would definitely put a caution on this one.

The Biblical story of Jacob, Esau, Leah, and Rachel are symbolized as the Scottish characters Jamie, Evan, Leana, and Rose. I was surprised at the extent of accuracy Higgs dedicates to her story. Often times I was transported back to the Bible forgetting I was in 1700’s Scotland. Though there were parts I had to skip, the rest I could not put down!

Jamie, like biblical Jacob, had obliterated his reputation. Which sin was worse? Deceiving his father or stealing his brother’s birthright? It was clear. Home had no more welcome for him. Escape he must. Yet, throughout his journey, one hope remained. It was more than a simple prospect of marriage. It was a hope that he had never once been abandoned. Though he had blown it, God still had a future in store for him.

Liana and Rose, had the closest sisterly relationship possible, yet all of that was torn apart by a sneaky father and a suitor. Yes, Jamie was to marry one of them, and he had chosen his girl. The father, on the other hand, had different plans. Let the sisterly fights ensue! Through all of this, can there be hope for them as well?

This is one of the greatest Biblical stories of hope. No matter how much we may mess up life, we are never forsaken. God always has a plan. God always gives a future.

Buy Thorn in My Heart  here.

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