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Little House in the Highlands

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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. My children and I have enjoyed reading this series Of course it isn't written by Laura Ingalls Wilder but the book does catch much of her spirit

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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 my first time reading the expanded Little House serieses I have to say that I enjoyed this one uite a bit My family is heavily Scottish so that was a bonus for me I honestly loved reading about 18th century Scottish traditions What I found most fascinating was even though Scotland was mostly Christian the pagan beliefs and superstitions about fairies and bairns were still so prominent I know some naysayers would balk at this series as it is pretty much fan fiction but honestly it's pretty high uality The writing is decent and the characters are all charming This would honestly be a great read aloud for young children especially with the Scottish accents Martha is a pretty good character; Wiley is clearly trying to make her into Laura 20 or rather 10 being that she's her great grandma but it works mostly It's a simple story but interesting enough that adults would enjoy it too particularly if you have an interest in Scotland I also find it super fascinating to compare Martha's privileged upbringing to Laura's own and as the series follow the next generations of girls that wealth just keeps decreasing It's really interesting Unfortunately I have read online that Martha Morse likely WAS NOT born in Scotland but lived in America her whole life And MY LIFE IS A LIE Well the info about Martha Morse that was the basis for this series came from Grace Laura's sister who said that Martha married someone beneath her station and moved to America It's probably possible that the Morse family does go back to Scotland and Grace just fudged up the generations Maybe it was Martha's mother or her grandmother or something Family stories tend to get embellisheddistorted after being passed down But still it is a great book on its own anyway ServSafe ManagerBook with Answer Sheet (7th Edition) young lady But between her dreaded sewing lessons Martha still finds time to play on the rolling Scottish hil. This is my first time reading the expanded Little House serieses I have to say that I enjoyed this one uite a bit My family is heavily Scottish so that was a bonus for me I honestly loved reading about 18th century Scottish traditions What I found most fascinating was even though Scotland was mostly Christian the pagan beliefs and superstitions about fairies and bairns were still so prominent I know some naysayers would balk at this series as it is pretty much fan fiction but honestly it's pretty high uality The writing is decent and the characters are all charming This would honestly be a great read aloud for Low Life & High Life young children especially with the Scottish accents Martha is a pretty good character; Wiley is clearly trying to make her into Laura 20 or rather 10 being that she's her great grandma but it works mostly It's a simple story but interesting enough that adults would enjoy it too particularly if Book of the Fallen (Requiem, you have an interest in Scotland I also find it super fascinating to compare Martha's privileged upbringing to Laura's own and as the series follow the next generations of girls that wealth just keeps decreasing It's really interesting Unfortunately I have read online that Martha Morse likely WAS NOT born in Scotland but lived in America her whole life And MY LIFE IS A LIE Well the info about Martha Morse that was the basis for this series came from Grace Laura's sister who said that Martha married someone beneath her station and moved to America It's probably possible that the Morse family does go back to Scotland and Grace just fudged up the generations Maybe it was Martha's mother or her grandmother or something Family stories tend to get embellisheddistorted after being passed down But still it is a great book on its own anyway

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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. You don't have to be a young girl to enjoy the Little House books I started as a young boy with Little House in the Big Woods and have hungerly picked up every book as they became available Okay the Laura years were all written before I was born I am talking about Rose Charlotte Caroline and Rose Now in my 30s rereading them is like visiting old friendsAs far as continuing series I love going from Caroline into Laura into Rose because its like the story just continues I am sad though to hear that there won't be any Charlotte or Martha years books Martha is probably the most fascinating of all the girls to me mainly because they take place in Scottland The author paints the characters with care and loving until you feel like you are part of the characters livesI hope that HarperCollins rethinks their decision to abridge the books and offers them again in their original forms and that the author comes back and finishes the story Its uite jaring to read about Martha becoming a preteen and this carefree spirit then suddenly you start reading Charlotte and Martha is this strict mother living in the US There is just a hole in the story Free Dirt year old Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencraid Scotland Martha's fat. You don't have to be a Møllehave - et liv har fem akter young girl to enjoy the Little House books I started as a All Our Trials young boy with Little House in the Big Woods and have hungerly picked up every book as they became available Okay the Laura A Color Sampler years were all written before I was born I am talking about Rose Charlotte Caroline and Rose Now in my 30s rereading them is like visiting old friendsAs far as continuing series I love going from Caroline into Laura into Rose because its like the story just continues I am sad though to hear that there won't be any Charlotte or Martha The Stars Are Made of Tears years books Martha is probably the most fascinating of all the girls to me mainly because they take place in Scottland The author paints the characters with care and loving until Mirrored you feel like Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime you are part of the characters livesI hope that HarperCollins rethinks their decision to abridge the books and offers them again in their original forms and that the author comes back and finishes the story Its uite jaring to read about Martha becoming a preteen and this carefree spirit then suddenly Her Secret Santa you start reading Charlotte and Martha is this strict mother living in the US There is just a hole in the story


10 thoughts on “Little House in the Highlands

  1. says:

    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


  2. says:

    Better than I expected I still think these preuels or whatever you want to call them are uite a bit of a stretch in that I believe they are all pretty much fabrications based only on the time and place where Laura's mother grandmother or great grandmother grew up Personally I really just regard them as historical fiction and I suppose if the thread to the Little House books gets young readers reading that's worth it Author Melissa Wiley had this to say We don't know much about the real Martha; what little we do know is from a letter written by Laura's sister Grace Ingalls Dow Grace wrote that her great grandmother Martha Morse was the daughter of a Scottish laird who married someone the family considered beneath her station We know that Martha and Lew married in Boston on Jan 1 1799 So as for a work of historical fiction this is a pretty good read for the younger chapter book crowd I personally enjoyed the Highlands setting as my own great grandmother's family was from Scotland and I visited Scotland some years ago Some of the accents may be a bit tricky for read aloud or for emerging readers to decipher on their own but they sure add a lot of local color to the story It was interesting to read about some of the customs and superstitions of the day Martha is a likable character and no doubt modeled a bit on Laura since she enjoys being outside and getting a little muddy sometimes even though she's not supposed to I also found it fascinating how truly modest by today's standards was the Scottish laird's life and home It's a fairly uick read and some of the side characters really made an impression My 6 12 year old son really enjoyed this and wants to read in the series


  3. says:

    You don't have to be a young girl to enjoy the Little House books I started as a young boy with Little House in the Big Woods and have hungerly picked up every book as they became available Okay the Laura years were all written before I was born I am talking about Rose Charlotte Caroline and Rose Now in my 30s rereading them is like visiting old friendsAs far as continuing series I love going from Caroline into Laura into Rose because its like the story just continues I am sad though to hear that there won't be any Charlotte or Martha years books Martha is probably the most fascinating of all the girls to me mainly because they take place in Scottland The author paints the characters with care and loving until you feel like you are part of the characters livesI hope that HarperCollins rethinks their decision to abridge the books and offers them again in their original forms and that the author comes back and finishes the story Its uite jaring to read about Martha becoming a preteen and this carefree spirit then suddenly you start reading Charlotte and Martha is this strict mother living in the US There is just a hole in the story


  4. says:

    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


  5. says:

    My children and I have enjoyed reading this series Of course it isn't written by Laura Ingalls Wilder but the book does catch much of her spirit


  6. says:

    I don't really know what to say about this book Very fun but


  7. says:

    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 America?I'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


  8. says:

    One of the best first books in the series sets And it's set in Scotland adding a new twist Super fun


  9. says:

    This is my first time reading the expanded Little House serieses I have to say that I enjoyed this one uite a bit My family is heavily Scottish so that was a bonus for me I honestly loved reading about 18th century Scottish traditions What I found most fascinating was even though Scotland was mostly Christian the pagan beliefs and superstitions about fairies and bairns were still so prominent I know some naysayers would balk at this series as it is pretty much fan fiction but honestly it's pretty high uality The writing is decent and the characters are all charming This would honestly be a great read aloud for young children especially with the Scottish accents Martha is a pretty good character; Wiley is clearly trying to make her into Laura 20 or rather 10 being that she's her great grandma but it works mostly It's a simple story but interesting enough that adults would enjoy it too particularly if you have an interest in Scotland I also find it super fascinating to compare Martha's privileged upbringing to Laura's own and as the series follow the next generations of girls that wealth just keeps decreasing It's really interesting Unfortunately I have read online that Martha Morse likely WAS NOT born in Scotland but lived in America her whole life And MY LIFE IS A LIE Well the info about Martha Morse that was the basis for this series came from Grace Laura's sister who said that Martha married someone beneath her station and moved to America It's probably possible that the Morse family does go back to Scotland and Grace just fudged up the generations Maybe it was Martha's mother or her grandmother or something Family stories tend to get embellisheddistorted after being passed down But still it is a great book on its own anyway


  10. says:

    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 father 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 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 hillsI recommend this book to all agesMy son and I finished reading this tonight We both loved this book especially when I slipped into a Scottish accent The historic and culture aspect of this book always amazes me no matter how many times I read it I grew up on all the little house books so I am enjoying starting at the beginning of Laura’s family tree with my son I don’t know how accurate the stories are but I love how similar Martha is to Laura they both remind so much of me as a childI really enjoyed this book Martha and her family are so adorable and comfy feeling I love all the stories her parents tell It was such an enjoyable readI rate this book 5 out of 5 stars


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