Coming Soon from the Pen (short), Please Welcome Historical Author Jill Stengl!

Today is the last day of historical author Jill Stengl’s launch blog tour for her newest release, “Until that Distant Day”. Please stop by and see a short version of a Coming Soon from the Pen post where she answers my question, “What was the first book you really remember reading that stuck with you and gave you a love for books?”

You might also find a treat for yourself… *wink*

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Road to the Christys: Mine is the Night

Are you ready? Are you excited?! I am!! One of the best ways to find a good suggestion for a read is to check the award winners. While in children’s books we go for Caldecott Honor, Caldecott Medal and Newberry Medal… in Christian Fiction, it’s all about the Christy Awards. The winners will be announced on July 16th, and in preparation I want to share with you some reviews of 2012 Christy Award Nominees that I enjoyed. Starting with… Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs. How appropriate, as Liz was my introduction to Christian Historical Fiction in 2000, when my passion for the genre began. (And to think, that led me now to www.ChristianHistoricalFiction.com!) *Originally posted June 2011* Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs Sequel to Here Burns My Candle Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Pages: 464 Trade Paperback Date Published: March 15, 2011 Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah. . .

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Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

The emotional and spiritual journey that began with Here Burns My Candle (WaterBrook Press, 2010) soars to a triumphant finish in Mine Is the Night (WaterBrook Press, March 15, 2011) a dramatic and decidedly Scottish retelling of the biblical love story of Boaz and Ruth. A compelling tale of redemption and restoration, the latest novel from best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs transports both story and reader to 18th century Scotland, where two widows are forced to begin anew.

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Mine is the Night in stores now…

Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs As the story opens, Marjory Kerr and her daughter-in-law, Elisabeth, have lost everything they once held dear–husbands, sons, houses, titles and possessions. But they have not lost hope. The emotional and spiritual journey that began with Here Burns My Candle comes to a triumphant end in Mine Is the Night, a dramatic and decidedly Scottish retelling of the book of Ruth, transported to the eighteenth century. March, 2011

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The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs

This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Curtis Higgs created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season . . . and now with children everywhere.

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A beautiful new story just in time for Halloween!

Parable Series: The Pumpkin Patch Parable Board Book By Liz Curtis Higgs Timeless story about God’s love for His children. This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Curtis Higgs created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season . . . and now with children everywhere. Buy Read

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Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs — Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed, but please enjoy the review! Here Burns My Candleby Liz Curtis Higgs It’s been 4 years since Liz Curtis Higgs’s last novel, and she’s made good  use of that time studying Scottish history and the Scriptures. And now she offers a retelling of the beloved Old Testament story of Ruth and Naomi set in 18th Century Scotland. Visit the Lowlands in Here Burns My Candle.  Summary: A mother who cannot face her future. A daughter who cannot escape her past. Lady Elisabeth Kerr is a keeper of secrets. A Highlander by birth and a Lowlander by marriage, she honors the auld ways, even as doubts and fears stir deep within her.     Her husband, Lord Donald, has secrets of his own, well hidden from the household, yet whispered among the town gossips.      His mother, the dowager Lady Marjory, hides gold beneath her floor and guilt inside her heart. Though her two abiding passions. . .

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