Thursday, April 7, 2011

Giveaway and Review of "Mine is the Night" by Liz Curtis Higgs




Stepping from a battered coach on a rainy April evening, newly widowed Elizabeth Kerr must begin again, without husband or title, property or fortune. She is not afraid 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?
Elizabeth has not come to Selkirk alone. Her mother-in-law, Marjorie Kerr, is a woman undone, having buried her husband, her sons, and any promise of grandchildren. Dependent upon a distant cousin with meager resources, Marjorie dreads the future almost as much and she regrets the past. Yet joy still comes knocking, and kindness is found in unexpected places.
Then a worthy hero steps far word, 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 18th century Scotland.

Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of 28 books and 3 million copies in print, including her armchair travel guide to Scotland.

My Take: I will make it short and sweet. If you love to read books written with the Scottish brogue then you will love "Mine is the Night" you ken? I found myself wanting to go around talking like the Scots of auld. This is a love story that makes you smile at the end! There is a dictionary of Scottish words in the back of the book to help out with some of the definitions.

How to sign up for the giveaway:
1. Be a follower or become one.
2. Leave a comment? Have you ever read a book that uses a Scottish brogue?
3. Leave your email address so I can get in contact with the winner
4. Contest ends April 20th, 2011.

This books has been provided by Waterbrook Multnomah for review.



  1. I joined as a follower. My comment is that I've read a bunch of other books (including some of Liz's) that use the brogue.


  2. I am a follower and have never read a book that uses the Scottish brogue.


  3. Oh, I love Liz's books! Would love to win your giveaway.

    I'm a follower. And yes, I've read lots of historical novels written with a Scottish brogue. If well done, I can really hear that character in my head.

    missytippens [at]

  4. I became a follower! I have never read a book that uses Scottish brogue. Sounds very good though!!


  5. Would love to win this one! Yes, I have read some books with Scottish folks in them. :)

    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

    p.s. Carman sent me over.

  6. Hello, my name is Beth, and I'm a new follower :) Looking forward to exploring your blog!

    I have read all of Higgs' novels that are set in Scotland except this one, of course. I love the brogue. I think she has quite a knack for it. I'm eager to get my hands on this book. Thank you for the contest!


  7. I follow your blog! And I'm actually reading "Here Burns My Candle" which has brogue in it plus I've read her other Scottish series.

    Carman sent me.


  8. Yes, I've read a book or two that used scottish brogue. After I got used to it, I didn't want it to end.

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

  9. Yes. I've read Kathleen Morgan's books that take place in Scotland. Love the scotish brogue!

  10. This book looks so good! I've never read a book in the Scottish brogue but this one looks like a good place to start! ;) Please enter me!


  11. I have read books with the Scottish brogue, but I love fiction set in Scotland, so that's probably why. :) I'm a follower, thanks for the chance to win.

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  12. I would love to win this. My ancestors came from Scotland

  13. I am a new follower via google friends.

    I read the previous book in this series and i found the use of Scottish accent a little distracting but Loved the story!

    atouchofheaven2010 at gmail dot com


  14. I love Scottish brogue! The last book I read with one was the Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Love them!


  15. I have read one book that had a little of the scotthis brogue in it. I thought it was very interesting to figure out what was being said. I would love to win a copy of your book to review on my bogspot. It's new and needs some reviews on it. :)

    Carman sent me here, too. I'm sure glad she did!


  16. I am a follower. I love to read George MacDonald books, and he almost always uses Scottish brogue.

  17. New GFC follower

    Yeah, I have read books with Scottish brogue. They always intrigue me! The language is intriguing.

    If this giveaway is open worldwide, please enter me!


  18. Thanks for the review. Amazing to write 28 books.

  19. I have never read any of Liz's books but I would love to try this one out. Finding new author's to 'collect' is such an exciting journey.

    I have read a couple of other books with the Scottish brogue and it always makes me thing of my neighbor's family. They are from Scottland and although they have been in the States for many years, still have the thick accent and it is fun to try to follow along in conversation!

    Thank you for this opportunity, I hope I win it!

  20. I have read a few of Liz's books and love them. It is so good to see a contest for one. I have read a book with a Scottish brogue recently. (Can't remember what it was :( ) Anyway, I remember it was a little difficult to begin with but I eventually got the hang of it.

    Thank you for the chance to win this book.

    Carrie Larks
    happyasalarks at yahoo dot com

  21. I am a follower and I think I've read one or two books where they talked in Scottish brogue. I've heard alot about LCH's books, but don't think I've ever read any.


  22. I haven't read a book that uses a Scottish accent. The closest is a book with a few Irish accents. However, one of my friends of church - her mother is Scottish. So everytime I think of a Scottish accent I hear her voice in my head :) It's hard to understand, but so fun to listen to! The book looks interesting for sure.


  23. i'm a huge fan of her scottish highlands series! please enter me for this giveaway (and then pop over to my blog and enter in the two giveaways i've got going on there!)!!

    charactertherapist (at) hotmail (dot) com

    the character therapist

  24. I'm a follower and would love to be entered in this drawing thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  25. I'm a follower.

    I love books with Scottish brogue! They're some of my favorites of all time! Can't wait for this one!

    booklovercb at yahoo dot com

  26. I just became a follower. Yes, I have read books with a Scottish brogue, and have enjoyed them. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest.
    luvs2stmp at yahoo dot com

  27. I'm a new follower! It's been awhile since I've read a book with a Scottish brogue, but I have. Thesunsetwont {at}

  28. i don't recall reading a novel w/ a 'scottish brogue'...yet. thanks for the opportunity to read this one...i'm a follower, too :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  29. I tend to read and write in the Regency England time period - but love the Scottish brogue (just can't write it!)Love the time period and the drama and romance and this book sounds wonderful! silygoos at gmail dot com.

  30. Count me in!

  31. Thank you to all of my followers! I appreciate your continued support. I will be drawing a name in a couple of days and announcing the winner.

    Be sure and look out for the summer giveaway during the month of May. My birthday is the 25th, I've finished my first novel, and summer is on its way and I almost have 200 followers. It's time to celebrate!!!!!


  32. Carman sent me over for the giveaway.
    I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
    I've never read a book with the Scottish brogue.
    The book sounds great, love this era.
    Thanks for the chance to win

    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

  33. Enter me!

    niastrong21 at gmail dot com

  34. Carman sent me! Love Liz' books! Please enter me. I do love books with Scottish brogue.

  35. Have never read a book with Scottish brogue, but would like to give it a try. Carmen sent me.