December 30, 2011

Mine Is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

Mine is the Night is a wonderfully intriguing novel about Elizabeth Kerr and her mother-in-law, Marjory Kerr. These proud women were once Scottish nobility but were stripped of their titles, property, and fortune because their recently deceased kinsfolk fought on the wrong side of the war.

The story begins as Elizabeth and Marjory travel to Marjory's birthplace, a small town in the mountains. Here they persuade a distant cousin to give them refuge as they struggle to begin a new life. As the story continues there are some individuals who would much prefer the Kerrs leave this sleepy little town but there are others who are more than willing to look to the future with the Kerrs and learn to love them for who they are.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Not only was it interesting to read about women who share my name, but it was a book full of love, hope, redemption and restoration. The setting of eighteenth-century Scotland was beautifully described and the whole book was very well written. My only regret is that I haven't read the prequel Here Burns My Candle too.

About the Author: Liz Curtis Higgs has written twenty-eight books with over three million copies in print. Many are Scottish historical novels and travel guides for Scottland.


  1. I just finished reading this book and LOVED it. I got 3 more of her books for Christmas. Thanks for the review.

  2. This sounds like an interesting book. Great review.
    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!!! :O)