Monday, March 7, 2011

Review: Mine Is the Night

Mine is the Night
By Liz Curtis Higgs

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genre’s to read.  Liz Curtis Higgs has a real way of writing so that as a reader, you connect with the characters and the places of her stories.  In this book, I was carried away to eighteenth century Scotland and immersed in the language, customs and celebrations of its people.
Elizabeth Kerr, newly widowed, displaced and without title, accompanies her mother in law to Selkirk seeking refuge and a chance to rebuild a life for herself.  Elizabeth is quite talented with a needle and is unafraid of the work that will be required of her to support her family.  So much loss and betrayal have left Elizabeth and Marjory with broken hearts and lives in peril.  They find help and hope in Lord Jack Buchanan, a wealthy, retired navy man.
Although it took me awhile to become really invested in these characters and the story, it did happen.  The care and love of Elizabeth, Marjory and Annie for each other was inspiring.  The lessons of family and loyalty were strong and uplifting.  I really enjoyed the Scottish influence.  It was so good, so satisfying to read a happy ending for all.  That is just the way I like things to end.

This is a Christian based fiction book.  There was no profanity or sexual content. 

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review.


  1. I tried to read one by this author and it took me awhile to get into it as well.

  2. How long did it actually take you to connect with the characters?

  3. It was probably a good third through the book that my interest really took hold. I have to say though, that this book is the second in the series and if I had read the first book, I would obviously have been more connected from the get go. I understand in the first book that the characters face a lot of tough stuff which usually lends the reader to feel empathy. It was a slow start for me though. Thanks for asking, Alexis! And thanks for stopping by.

  4. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres as well! And what a refreshing twist having no profanity or sexual content that is usually so prevelant in hisfic. Love your review :)


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