Travel Nonfiction • 272 pages, soft cover
Join Liz Curtis Higgs on a delightful, ten-day journey through the Scottish Lowlands. You’ll explore quaint villages and crumbling castles, old bookshops and cozy tearooms in the company of a seasoned traveler whose love for bonny Scotland shines on every page. A fun, heartwarming armchair travel guide with a uniquely faith-filled perspective.
“Let’s go, shall we? Just the two of us?”
My Heart’s in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland is an entertaining armchair travel guide to Dumfries and Galloway — the land where fictional Jamie, Leana, Rose, and Davina McKie roamed through readers’ imaginations in a series of best-selling novels by Liz Curtis Higgs. It’s also a place where fascinating, real characters live today amid some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Side by side, page by page, you and Liz will travel the rolling hills and glens of the Scottish Lowlands without crossing the pond, changing time zones, or driving on the left side of the road. Your itinerary includes quaint villages and crumbling castles, old bookshops and charming tearooms, grand old churches and hedge-lined gardens. Sigh.
The style of My Heart’s in the Lowlands is lighthearted and personal — just the two of you on holiday, landing in Glasgow, hopping in your hired car, and tooling south toward Dumfries and Galloway with road maps in hand, seeing this ancient land from a uniquely faith-filled perspective.
This is one trip you don’t want to miss!
“A bonny blend of Liz’s lyrical fiction and tantalizing Scotland facts told in an intimate style.”
—Jane Kirkpatrick, author of All Together in One Place
“An absolutely delightful armchair travel book.”
—Lois Y. Flyte, MLS, Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society
Enjoy 15 minutes with Liz on Facebook LIVE, recorded May 1, 2018, as she introduces My Heart’s in the Lowlands.
Liz Curtis Higgs fell in love with Scotland more than two decades ago when she began researching the Lowlands for a series of historical novels. Her luminous and vivid storytelling has transported countless readers to her adopted homeland through the rich details gathered on her many trips to the region, including her twelve-city “Heart for Scotland” book tour.
On her companion website, MyScottishHeart.com, you’ll find dozens of Liz’s favorite photos, snippets from her eight books set in Scotland, tips for travelers, interesting bits of Scottish history, helpful links to other Scottish websites, traditional recipes, recommended Scottish books and music, pen-and-ink drawings, and a wee blog.
Liz says, “If time and money were in limitless supply, I’d whisk you away for a fortnight and escort you around bonny Scotland in person. My Heart’s in the Lowlands is Plan B.”