[New] (Little House in the Highlands) By Melissa Wiley

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Little House in the Highlands
  • Melissa Wiley
  • English
  • 01 July 2020
  • 9780064407120

Melissa Wiley ☆ 1 READ

READ Ð Little House in the Highlands Meet Martha the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's great grandmother It's 1788 and six year old Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencraid Scotland Martha's fat. I was a little skeptical about this imagining of Laura Ingalls Wilder s great grandmother s Scottish childhood but it turned out to be uite lovely I have no idea how much of it is based on fact other than the character names location social position but if it s just this is the way her life might have been that works as well The author put in a lot about daily life in 18th century Scotland including not just how to spin but beliefs about fairies and brownies and recountings of tales and songs Her descriptions of the countryside are simple but lyrical and don t make the mistake of seeming nostalgic this is a little girl reporting her life at the moment not as she remembers it when she s an adult For example although I love Richard Peck I think his books often fall into that trap The only thing I would have changed about this book would be to add some kind of main story arc to all the episodes just to make it cohesive although since the original Little House books didn t completely have that I suppose I shouldn t complain Diary of an SM Romance kind of main story arc to all the episodes just to make it cohesive although since the original Little House books didn t completely have that I suppose I shouldn t complain

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READ Ð Little House in the Highlands To magical tales of fairies and other Wee Folk than learning to sew like a proper young lady But between her dreaded sewing lessons Martha still finds time to play on the rolling Scottish hil. This is a very fictionalized story of Laura Ingalls Wilder s great grandmother Martha Morse She s the daughter of a Laird which is true in Glencaird on Loch Caraid neither of which is a real place Her four siblings are all older than her Thus being the youngest and only 6 years old it makes sense that she s confused when it comes to pregnancy talkThis book takes place in 1788 so America is nearly as old as Martha I do think it s odd that they call it America Not the United States of AmericaI m not a history person so I could be wrong but I think the book should have included the entire nameI like the simplicity of the times Martha s father is a Laird who won t even add rooms to their stone house something Martha thinks is above and beyond even knowing stories of other Lairds until it s necessary He is kind to the cottagers who live on his land when there is a new bairn the females in his family go to visit them Martha and her siblings play with their childrenThe Gaelic language makes me smileI find it strange that they call the cook CookI have to chuckle at how superstitious they all are even the adults They believe fairies may take away beautiful babies a fear I understand that Brownies live in homes and can turn into boggarts which I also get but believing a baby who holds onto a coin will grow up to be a miser makes me roll my eyes They re probably misers because everyone told them they would be as they grew up YeeshI completely understand why they wouldn t bring the baby out of the home immediately or even say the name aloud before the christening The latter is even seen with Saint John the Baptist in the Bible coincidently it s the Solemnity of the Nativity of him on the day I ve begun the bookThat there may be changelings made me laughI love that Lairds had their own personal piper The thought of bagpipes sweeping over the shepherd lands makes me feel peacefulAnd I feel gay that s the best word I could come up with gaiety reading of the traditions surrounding a baby s christening It s just beautifulBrownie Pete makes me laughI like that the tenants daughters were allowed to be in school during the summer with the boys I wonder if that was truly the case in the 1780sAccording to Melissa Wiley Martha married beneath her station So it makes sense that she s a bit rebellious and much like Laura in that she tends towards boyish things and hates to sew Still sometimes the parallels are sometimes tiringThe mention of Culloder and Rising of 1745 was like clickbait for me I m not a history person at all but all the Little House books have me wanting I relearned some things and fully learned of others For example I don t think I ever knew that the clan system and tartan had been banned for almost 40 years in the 1700s It was the Martha books that made me think I would enjoy series like Highlander meh and Scottish things overall another meh Laird Alroch absolutely winsEvery time I read this this is my third or fourth time I want a spindle Even though I m not inclined to sewing or knitting I d love to learn Revolutionary path knowing stories of other Lairds until it s necessary He is The Boyfriend Next Door kind to the cottagers who live on his land when there is a new bairn the females in his family go to visit them Martha and her siblings play with their childrenThe Gaelic language makes me smileI find it strange that they call the cook CookI have to chuckle at how superstitious they all are even the adults They believe fairies may take away beautiful babies a fear I understand that Brownies live in homes and can turn into boggarts which I also get but believing a baby who holds onto a coin will grow up to be a miser makes me roll my eyes They re probably misers because everyone told them they would be as they grew up YeeshI completely understand why they wouldn t bring the baby out of the home immediately or even say the name aloud before the christening The latter is even seen with Saint John the Baptist in the Bible coincidently it s the Solemnity of the Nativity of him on the day I ve begun the bookThat there may be changelings made me laughI love that Lairds had their own personal piper The thought of bagpipes sweeping over the shepherd lands makes me feel peacefulAnd I feel gay that s the best word I could come up with gaiety reading of the traditions surrounding a baby s christening It s just beautifulBrownie Pete makes me laughI like that the tenants daughters were allowed to be in school during the summer with the boys I wonder if that was truly the case in the 1780sAccording to Melissa Wiley Martha married beneath her station So it makes sense that she s a bit rebellious and much like Laura in that she tends towards boyish things and hates to sew Still sometimes the parallels are sometimes tiringThe mention of Culloder and Rising of 1745 was like clickbait for me I m not a history person at all but all the Little House books have me wanting I relearned some things and fully learned of others For example I don t think I ever Chancey of the Maury River knew that the clan system and tartan had been banned for almost 40 years in the 1700s It was the Martha books that made me think I would enjoy series like Highlander meh and Scottish things overall another meh Laird Alroch absolutely winsEvery time I read this this is my third or fourth time I want a spindle Even though I m not inclined to sewing or Flora of Maine A Manual for Identification of Native and Naturalized Plants of Maine Vascular knitting I d love to learn

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READ Ð Little House in the Highlands Her is Laird Glencaraid and the life of the Laird's daughter is not always easy for a lively girl like Martha She would rather be running barefoot through the fields of heather and listening. This book is completely adorable From the time I set eyes on it I knew I was going to love it The whole Martha series is amazing but this book is the best one in the series I ve read and re read this book over and over again it s so cute and feel sy good y and so easy to read too I think I actually might like this series better than the Laura series but by only a little mind you Martha is so love able and all her family The Stone House sounds exactly like somewhere I would want to live with the high bed and cosy kitchen and right next to a big lake The stories that are told about faeries and brownies are so much fun to read I ve actually used them to entertain my little sister when we were waiting for something and she was getting restless So yes I totally recommend this book It s simply charming Troveranno il corpo knew I was going to love it The whole Martha series is amazing but this book is the best one in the series I ve read and re read this book over and over again it s so cute and feel sy good y and so easy to read too I think I actually might like this series better than the Laura series but by only a little mind you Martha is so love able and all her family The Stone House sounds exactly like somewhere I would want to live with the high bed and cosy Happy Christmas Hammy the Wonder Hamster kitchen and right next to a big lake The stories that are told about faeries and brownies are so much fun to read I ve actually used them to entertain my little sister when we were waiting for something and she was getting restless So yes I totally recommend this book It s simply charming