Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs ~ Please Rank My Review

Mine Is the Night

My Review: Set in the Lowlands of Scotland, Mine is the Night will sweep you away to a different time and place.

I have heard so many good things about Liz Curtis Higgs' books for a long time, and so I jumped at the chance to read one of her books. To make a long story short, I was blown away! Mine is the Night is the re-telling of the story of Ruth, set in the time of the Scottish Rebellion to put Bonnie Prince Charlie on the throne. What more do I have to say?

The plot was intricate, and very detail oriented. I loved how I could feel myself there, in that time period, right along-side the characters. Well-written and engaging till the end.

Each character was crafted with care, and they were all done so well that I had a hard time deciding which one I liked best. There were 3 main characters, and many sides characters that were no less deeply drawn than the main characters. I especially loved Peter, the 7 year old son of a tailor. He was just so adorable!

Even though I didn't read the 1st book, Here Burns My Candle, I had no trouble being drawn into the story and each of the character's plights. I believe that this book could stand firmly on it's own, though I do hope to read the prequel soon!

Overall this book exceeded my expectations on every level, the depth of the characters was amazing, and the pages turned steadily. The plot riveted me to the page, and the attention to detail was stunning.
I highly recommend this book, and I can't wait to read more from Ms. Higgs :) Thanks!

Final Rating: 5.3 out of 5!

Thanks to the Blogging for Books program, through which I received this book for review, free of charge in return for my honest opinion :)


  1. Oh, my goodness, Faye. In all my years of writing I've never received a 5.3 out of 5 for one of my books! Bless you, many times over, for reading my latest novel and for sharing your take on the story and characters. Marjory, Elisabeth, and Annie Kerr thank you...and I do too. Christmas blessings, lass!

  2. Ms. Higgs, you are very welcome! I vastly enjoyed your book, and am recommending to all my friends :)
    Thanks for stopping by, and a Merry Christmas to you!


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