Monday, March 21, 2011

Book Review ~ Mine Is the Night



Liz Curtis Higgs Moves the Biblical Story of Boaz and Ruth to Bonny Scotland

Be still my heart.

When I received an email from Liz Curtis Higgs publicist about reviewing this book I nearly fell out of my chair.  I have been waiting for this next book to come since I finished "Hear Burns My Candle" almost a year ago.  I love the story of Ruth and Naomi and was completely enthralled with Liz Curtis Higgs take on the book of the Bible.

When the "Mine Is the Night" arrived in the mail I was completely swamped with work and other projects for a few days and the book just sat on the edge of my desk, looking at me, begging me to pick it up...waiting.  When I finally got all my immediate projects caught up I grabbed the book and ran out on the back porch to get started on the second half of this great adventure with Marjory and Elizabeth Kerr (Naomi and Ruth).

Just as I had imagined the book came to life and immediately I was transported back in time as if I was a fly on the wall in the home of the Kerr's.  The sights, the sounds, the struggles all danced around in my imagination as if they were a part of my everyday life.  Within the first few pages I was riveted and could not put the book down.

Within hours I had devoured the entire four hundred and forty three page book...No, really...I did.  I just could not stop, even though I knew what would happen in the end (it is after all a favorite story of mine in the Bible).   I normally wouldn't have had the time to sit and voraciously read a novel like that, but this book arrived at just the right time and was salve to my worn out soul.

If you are looking for an incredible series of Christian Fiction books that will captivate you and take you away to another time, then look no further..."Here Burns My Candle" and "Mine Is the Night" are the perfect gift you can give yourself. 

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The emotional and spiritual journey that began with Here Burns My Candle (my review is here) (WaterBrook Press, 2010) soars to a triumphant finish in Mine Is the Night (WaterBrook Press, March 15, 2011) a dramatic and decidedly Scottish retelling of the biblical love story of Boaz and Ruth. A compelling tale of redemption and restoration, the latest novel from best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs transports both story and reader to 18th century Scotland, where two widows are forced to begin anew.

Reeling from the aftermath of bonny Prince Charlie’s disastrous bid to reclaim the British throne, Marjory Kerr and her daughter-in-law, Elisabeth, have lost everything they hold dear. But they have not lost hope. Just as Naomi and Ruth once traveled from Moab to Judah, Marjory and Elisabeth move from the crowded streets of Edinburgh to the rural Scottish Borderland.

Marjory is a widow undone, having buried her husband, her sons and any hope of grandsons. When a glimmer of hope appears on the horizon, her faith in God’s loving-kindness is slowly restored and a new Marjory emerges. Elisabeth has also suffered crushing losses in her life. Instead of giving in to melancholy, she places her future firmly in the hands of Almighty God and spends her days serving others, never imagining where hard work and humility will lead her: straight into the arms of her redeemer.

About the Author
Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of 28 books with three million copies in print, including: her best-selling historical novels, Here Burns My Candle, Thorn in My Heart, Fair Is the Rose, Christy Award-winner Whence Came a Prince, Grace in Thine Eyes, a Christy Award finalist, and Here Burns My Candle, a RT Book Reviews Award finalist; My Heart’s in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland, an armchair travel guide to Galloway; and her contemporary novels, Mixed Signals, a Rita Award finalist, and Bookends, a Christy Award finalist. Visit the author’s extensive website at www.lizcurtishiggs.com. You’ll also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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