by Liz Curtis Higgs, 2007, travel
This photo by the author is so clear you want to reach out and touch the stonework of Sweetheart Abbey in Scotland. Her writing is like that, too, so clear you would swear you have been to Scotland.
Instead of the highlands, Higgs takes the reader to the Scottish lowlands, her favorite part of that country. It's the setting for her historical fiction, which I have not read ... yet.
I tasted the delicious food of Scotland with Liz, stayed in quaint B&B's, rambled through ruined castles, and even shopped in Benny Gillies Bookshop. The people we met were lovely, very friendly. The only disappointment of the whole trip was when I realized, as we were ready to fly back to the States, that I was sitting in my chair at home, traveling only in this book, and did NOT have in hand that Dorothy Sayers book Liz bought for me. She said I should read it because the story was set in that very town where we got it. (Now, what WAS the name of that place?) Anyway, I didn't make it home with the book, obviously, since I never left home, and will have to borrow it from my library.
If you want to see the collection of photos "we" took on "our" trip, pour yourself a cup of Earl Grey tea and click on this link: http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/lowlands_photos/lowlands%20photos1.htm. Rated 10/10, loved it!