One of my favorite things about being a published writer is the letters and comments from the fans. I am constantly astounded by the power inherent in a story to touch lives, to call forth new hope and insight. Another blessing about being published is that it’s a lot easier to connect with people in the industry and have new contracts.
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. . .
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.