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Mine Is the Night

A Novel

Liz Curtis Higgs

About Mine Is the Night


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. 


Praise for Mine Is the Night

Mine Is the Night was everything I hoped it would be—the crown of the series! I loved the historical setting, the details, the love stories, the characters who change and grow. The pace and storylines kept me turning pages; I couldn’t put it down.”
—Francine Rivers, best-selling author of Redeeming Love

“Few authors stir my emotions more deeply than Liz Curtis Higgs. One does not merely read her novels; one forges a bond so deep with her characters that reader and story become one, embarking on a journey that both inspires and transforms. But be warned—Mine Is the Night will steal your night from the first page to the last, and never will hours be better spent. It was an absolute pleasure to read.”
—Julie Lessman, author of A Hope Undaunted

“Liz Curtis Higgs has once again combined her extraordinary skill as a storyteller with her elegant writing style to weave a grand Scottish tale, one that transports us back to the past in an emotional and unforgettable journey. Beautifully crafted and clearly written from the heart, Mine Is the Night just took its place among my other favorite novels from one of our most gifted historical authors. I was reluctant to see the story of the Kerr women end—but what an ending it is!”
—BJ Hoff, author of The Emerald Ballad

“Liz Curtis Higgs brings the book of Ruth to life in Jacobite Scotland with Mine Is the Night, a page-turning, emotionally intense, gloriously researched, and soul-stirring read. I was in eighteenth-century Scotland with characters I did not want to leave. Simply brilliant.”
—Linda Windsor, author of Healer

“Liz Curtis Higgs does it again! Mine Is the Night delivers a compelling story of intrigue, adventure, and love. With extreme attention to detail and historical accuracy, Liz creates a love story to last the ages. Her ability to weave Bible story, historical culture, and fiction into a rich tapestry is sure to delight you and leave you longing for more.”
—Tracie Peterson, best-selling author of Embers of Love

“Stunning from start to finish! Sharply witty, charming, romantic, captivating. Liz Curtis Higgs delivers a finale that satisfies in every way. Her best yet!”
—Tamera Alexander, author of Beyond This Moment

About Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz Curtis Higgs has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon. Liz is the author of more than thirty books, with more than 4.6 million copies in print. In her best-selling series of Bad Girls of the Bible books, workbooks, and videos, Liz breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God’s grace anew. The Bad Girls books include Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Unveiling Mary Magdalene, Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible, Rise and Shine, and Embrace Grace.
Liz also offers a twenty-first century take on the Biblical book of Ruth in The Girl's Still Got It, dishing out meat and milk, substance and style, in a highly readable, always entertaining, and deeply personal journey with one of the Good Girls of the Bible. And you'll find a heartwarming Bible study wrapped inside a beautiful gift book with The Women of Christmas. Verse by verse, Liz unwraps the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, who each welcome the Christ child into the world in a marvelous and miraculous way. 
In her book The Women of Easter, Liz Curtis Higgs shines a spotlight on three Marys who play vital roles in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart explores the favorite verses chosen by more than a thousand women. It's Good to Be Queen encourages readers to become as bold, gracious, and wise as the queen of Sheba, who journeyed across the desert to test the mind and heart of King Solomon. 

Her best-selling historical novels, which transport the stories of Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Dinah, Ruth, and Naomi to eighteenth-century Scotland, also have invited readers to view these familiar characters in a new light. Liz writes both contemporary and historical fiction, including her award-winning novels Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night. And she’s written five books for young children, including Go Away, Dark Night.
Her children’s Parable Series received a 1998 ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence, her nonfiction book Embrace Grace won a 2007 Retailers Choice Award, and her novel Whence Came a Prince received a 2006 Christy Award for Best Historical Novel. Here Burns My Candle was named 2010 Best Inspirational Romance by Romantic Times Book Reviews, and her 2011 novel, Mine Is the Night, was a New York Times bestseller. 
Liz was also an award-winning columnist for Today’s Christian Woman for ten years. Additional articles by Liz have appeared in Faith&Friends in Canada, WomanAlive in Great Britain, and Enhance in Australia. And more than 4,500 churches nationwide are using her video Bible study series, Loved by God

A gifted professional speaker, known by her audiences as An Encourager®, Liz has presented more than 1,600 inspirational programs in all fifty United States and fourteen foreign countries, including Israel, Thailand, Portugal, and Indonesia. When the National Speakers Association honored her with their Council of Peers Award for Excellence, Liz became one of only thirty-five women in the world named to their CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame. Her alma mater, Bellarmine University, presented her with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005, and she received an Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown College in 2010.

Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 250 major newspapers and magazines, as well as on,,,,, and many other websites. She has been interviewed on more than 600 radio and television stations, including guest appearances on PBS, A&E, MSNBC, NPR, TBN, CBC Canada, BBC Radio Scotland, Shine TV New Zealand, Radio Pulpit South Africa, Focus on the Family, Life Today, 100 Huntley Street, and Chris Fabry Live and Midday Connection on the Moody Network.

On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home, a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.  Visit Liz’s Web site:

Product Details

464 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Mar 15, 2011

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek


She lost everything she loved. He had everything she needed.

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The heartrending journey that begins with Here Burns My Candle soars to a glorious finish in Mine Is the Night, a timeless saga of love, loss, and redemption in eighteenth-century Scotland.

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By Kelley Wolff

Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs is an enchanting retelling of the classic tale of Ruth and Boaz in the guise of Jack and Elisabeth. Our story begins with sadness as Elisabeth and her Mother-in-Law, Marjory travel back to Selkirk following the defeat of their family in the Jacobite rebellion. Marjory, unused to living in poverty is in the beginning a prideful woman, however as the story progresses we begin to engage ourselves with her...

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By Rachael Coe

From the time I was just a little girl, I loved the story of Ruth. I loved Ruthâ??s tenacity for doing what was right even when her own mother in law was pushing her away. Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs captures this story in a more modern historical tale filled with intrigue and emotion. Book Description: SHE LOST EVERYTHING SHE LOVED. HE HAD EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED. BUT COULD SHE FIND THE COURAGE TO TRUST HIM? Stepping from...

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By Teela Young

I was hesitant to read this book, Mine is the Night, not having read it's prequel, Here Burns My Candle, but I really do like author, Liz Curtis Higgs's writings and am so glad that I was sent this book to review. And you do not have to read the prequel as this is great as a stand alone book. The story is a historical fiction and takes place in the village of Selkirk, Scotland in the 1700's. Liz really captures the townspeople and...

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By Taylor Hazard

Mine Is the Night continues right where Here Burns My Candle left off, so itâ??s a very seamless transition. When Elisabeth and Marjory arrive in Selkirk, things are quite different than they remembered and imagined. Both women were accustomed to a life of title, wealth, and acquaintances, but none of that is waiting for them at Selkirk. Living under reduced circumstances leads the two women into a great deal of character development, all for...

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By Zee Ache

I was so excited to read this book. The cover is gorgeous and the premise sounds amazing. I was not disapointed. Mine is the night is an excellent and beautifully written novel. The romance between Elizabeth and Jack was great and I loved Lady Marjory. Jack... I might have a crush on him... I was excited when I found out this was based on a bible story, and I rushed to read the story of Ruth and Naomi. I can definitely see the parallels!...

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