In an effort to broaden my fiction library, I requested A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs from the Blogging for Books program. I wasn’t disappointed!
A Wreath of Snow is a light, easy read (I read most of it in one sitting), but is a delightful story about forgiveness and doing the right thing. Set at Christmas time, this would be the perfect book to curl up with on a cold night with hot chocolate and a warm blanket.
The book takes place in Scotland in the late 1800s. You might be hard put to not hear the voices in your head with the great Scottish brogue, or to not melt with the etiquette and grace of that time period.
But with all of that, my favorite part of the book was how the two main characters are just full of Scripture. Their lives are saturated with God’s word such that at various times, their thoughts came to them in form of Scripture. They knew what they ought to do, even if the situation would be hard or awkward. And they follow through!
After reading this book, I was intrigued enough to look up some more books by Liz Curtis Higgs. You can read the first chapter of A Wreath of Snow here and watch the video trailer here.
Note: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
I haven’t read many Liz Curtis Higgs books, but I love stories set in Scotland. I might have to check it out! (I also wish Blogging for Books shipped real books to Canada – I don’t read ebooks.)
She wrote the pumpkin patch parable as well. Very good kids’ level allegory. Plus several other kids’ books that are very good.
Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll have to look that up! 🙂