Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs!

Hello Bookworms!
        I am especially excited about sharing this book with you all! By the end of this post you'll all know why. ;) The book is called Mine is the Night and it was written by Liz Curtis Higgs! CAUTION! This post contains SPOILERS!!!!! (duh! duh! Duuuuuuuuuuuuuh!)

     Marjory Kerr (formerly Lady Kerr) has lost everything. Her husband, her beloved sons, her fortune, her standing in society, and her home. So she is returning to Selkirkshire in hopes that a cousin will take her in. There are only two problems with this plan: 1. She has not treated Ann Kerr as she should have in the past and may not recieve a warm welcome or if Ann even still lives there and 2. Elizabeth Kerr. Her daughter-in-law who was married to her dear son Donald. Will Ann be welcoming to a stranger?
     Elizabeth Kerr is hurting. Donald, her husband, is dead. But he wasn't faithful to her so she is not sure how to grieve. She has lost her title and her home, she has no family to go back to, so she has pledged to travel with Marjory. What once was a strained relationship with Marjory is now turning into a budding friendship and for that Elizabeth is grateful. But for them to live Elizabeth is going to have to use her needlework skills. That's when she meets Lord Jack Buchanan. A handsome admiral with no wife. Elizabeth vowed she would not marry again unless God chose a husband for her but Lord Jack catches her attention. Is this the man God wants her to marry? Can an admiral for King George and a former Jacobite who was disgraced for being so have a happy marriage? Find out in Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs!!

     Readers as you know, I am a massive fan of Mrs. Higgs and her books! Mine is the Night does NOT disappoint! There are constant twists and turns that you will never see coming! Faith and love abound in this novel and no character's story bores you! This re-telling of the second part of Ruth's life story that we find in the Bible is an absolute thrill ride! You will not be sorry that you read it! I give Mine is the Night 5 bookmarks and a STRONG recommendation that everyone read it and give a copy to a friend! You're going to love it!

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Find more about Liz's Scottish Fiction here:

Now, why am I so excited about this book? Becuase I have a special surprise for you all! An interview with Liz Curtis Higgs herself!! I cannot wait to post it for you all next week!!!

Until then,
     Lizzie <3

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Bookworms!
     Friends we have been in the year 2013 for almost a month now! I have been reading up a storm and am preparing many wonderful posts for you all! I cannot wait to start sharing! Why don't we start now? Tell me: What are you reading so far this year? What books are you just dying to get your hands on? What movies are being made from your favorite books this year? Comment below, or on See Lizzie Read's Twitter (@LovelyLizzie10) or on See Lizzie Read's Facebook page! !

Can't wait to hear from you all!
                                      Lizzie <3

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey! by Fiona Carnarvon

Hello Bookworms!

     Its January and for many of you that means: DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 3!!!!!!!!! In honor of this award-winning show, I have a new book review for you! Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon, Countess of Carnarvon.

     Downton Abbey is set in the years before during and after the First World War. It was a time of great loss for the English and it marked the beginning of change in the English social scene. So what was life really like for those upstairs and their servants downstairs? Why not find out by taking a look at the real history of Highclere Castle (The real castle in which scenes for Downton Abbey are shot) from a descendant of the people who lived in that time period? During the time period of Downton Abbey, Highclere was owned and lived in by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and his wife Lady Almina. Together, the couple would change the face or nursing, Egyptology, aviation photography and more. They and the members of their family would make major contributions to England and several other areas of the world both physically and financially. Follow the amazing journey of the real Downton Abbey and its inhabitants in Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon, the Countess of Carnarvon. 

     Readers, I am always leery of nonfiction books because it is so easy to make history seem so boring when you right it down. This is not the case with Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. The (current)Countess of Carnarvon and author of the book gives you a complete history of the house and the lives and accomplishments of its inhabitants in a way that is reminiscent of a novel making readers want to keep reading to see what’s next. Also, there is the use of photographs to better acquaint readers with what Highclere Castle and the Carnarvon family looked like, giving you a better feel for the time period. The lives of the Carnarvon family and their friends was anything but boring. I truly enjoyed Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey I and I give it 5 bookmarks! It is my sincere hope that history buffs, fans of Downton Abbey, Egyptology enthusiasts, and those interested in the World War 1 will get their hands on a copy of Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon and read it! I just know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!

Downton Abbey Airs Sunday Nights at 9 P.M. on PBS’s Masterpiece Classic! Or you can catch full episodes online on PBS’s website!


Downton Abbey Seasons 1 and 2 are available for purchase: