Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Review Of: Mine Is The Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

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Title: Mine Is The Night
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs 
Stars (out of 5): *****
Age rating: PG-12
The book was clean, but there were references to lewd behavior and

Back cover (from Waterbrook Multnomah): 


Stepping from a battered coach on a rainy April eve, newly widowed Elisabeth Kerr must begin again, without husband or title, property or fortune. She is unafraid of work and gifted with a needle, but how will she stitch together the tattered remnants of her life? And who will mend her heart, torn asunder by betrayal and deception?
Elisabeth has not come to Selkirk alone. Her mother-in-law, Marjory Kerr, is a woman undone, having buried her husband, her sons, and any promise of grandchildren. Dependent upon a distant cousin with meager resources, Marjory dreads the future almost as much as she regrets the past. Yet joy still comes knocking, and hope is often found in unexpected places.
Then a worthy hero steps forward, rekindling a spark of hope. Will he risk his reputation to defend two women labeled as traitors to the Crown? Or will a wealthy beauty, untainted by scandal, capture his affections?
The heartrending journey of the Kerr women comes to a glorious finish in Mine Is the Night, a sparkling gem of redemption and restoration set in eighteenth-century Scotland.

My Thoughts:
The last book in Mrs. Higgs's Scottish-Ruth & Naomi story, was surprisingly light in comparison to her other novels. I loved that humor wasn’t lost in this book and that everybody found their own kind of Boaz. The character, as always tend to trick me into believing their sitting next to me, having bannocks and cold mutton (if we're lucky. LOL). In the first book, the Scottish brogue was often too thick at times and ended up bogging the story down. Book 2 still had much of the same language/accent, but I felt it was slightly easier to understand (or else the story ended differently than I thought I read). Mine Is The Light, is the perfect read when the desire to travel to Scotland (or any place at all) brings you very near buying one round trip ticket $600. Because Liz Curtis Higgs has a true gift of fitting all of Scotland in a fantastically written 450 page book and no need to pack a bag.

*Thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah for providing a review copy of Mine Is The Night, in exchange for my honest review*

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  1. Nice review, Ashley! The cover of this book is gorgeous. I'm going to have to add this series to my "to read" list.

  2. Hey Sara,
    Thanks , and I agree the cover is beautiful. I love her dress on the cover, almost makes me want to wear one myself. LOL This series was good, and I've heard her other series are great, but I'm not brave enough to read them, they’re so gripping and sad. I'd be crying non-stop through the whole book, and I did when I tried reading the first novel in Mrs.Higgs Lowland series, Thorn In My Heart. WAY too sad for me!:)

  3. It's good to see you back with a great review! I enjoyed this series by Liz and I'm glad you did too!

    XOXO~ Renee C.


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