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3 Book GIVE AWAY - LIZ CURTIS HIGGS UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL




1. What surprised you in your research for The Girl’s Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World?

Ruth’s powerful monologue—“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God” (Ruth 1:16)—is in truth a confession of faith. We often forget that at the start of Ruth’s story she was a pagan. Her people worshiped many gods and in particular, “Chemosh the vile god of Moab” (2 Kings 23:13). Yet she willingly left behind her family, her homeland, and all that was familiar to her, and embraced the true God of Israel—not unlike Abraham centuries before her. Amazing!

2. After readers finish this your book what do you want them to remember—walk away feeling?
The Girl’s Still Got It – Book Trailer


I want my sisters to know that a faithful, trustworthy God loves them completely. As I say in the opening pages, “The book of Ruth is a crash course in Sovereignty 101, with God whispering all through it, ‘Trust me!’” Believing in God really isn’t the challenge; trusting him with our lives, and the lives of those we love, is what takes a big leap of faith. Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz show us the way!

3. Can you share some of your testimony with us?

Growing up in small-town Pennsylvania, I was the quintessential Good Girl: Honor Roll, church choir, Girl Scouts, yada yada. But then I turned sixteen, got my driver’s license, and strapped on my Bad Girl shoes. For me the 1970s were a blur of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll.
Liz lead a Women of the Bible Tour of Israel in late 2011 "Ta-da" by the Sea of Galilee!

In September 1981 I met two Christian coworkers who hugged me regularly and loved me unconditionally. Little by little my heart softened toward God. Early in January 1982 I showed up at their church, determined to see if there were any other people like those two: funny, loving, nonjudgmental, Bible-toting Christians. There were whole pews full of them. Then I heard God’s Word. And I knew why I’d come.

When I gave my heart to Christ, he gave it right back to me, good as new. The first verse I memorized will always be my favorite: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17) Or as we say at the Higgs house, “Ta-Da!”

Nora: Thanks for sharing your heart and your testimony. I'm in the middle of reading The Girl's Still Got It now and love how you are transparent in it. You've made it easy to grasp the bible story and give us practical ways to apply the word to our lives. I'm thankful for the opportunity to read this and learn.

Liz w/group young women in Michigan after she shared one of her favorite topics, Embrace Grace.


















4. What have been the benefits to you in having relationships with reading groups?

Whether they focus on fiction or nonfiction, I love chatting with book clubs. I always learn something new and get a deeper understanding of what readers respond to…and don’t respond to! I love to shower them with freebies too: autographed bookplates, bookmarks, magnets, and any other goodies I have in hand to share.

5. Do you have a set size a reading group has to be before you'll talk to them on the phone or in person? What do you feel most comfortable doing?
TGSGI Sisters Z - Two dozen women were in the audience when Liz recorded the Bible study DVD that goes with her new book, The Girl's Still Got It.
 Any size group and any means of communication are fine with me! I’ve chatted via speakerphone with 3 or 4 women and visited via Skype with 50 women. Sadly, I don’t get to speak to many book clubs in person, simply because my travel schedule is already crazy. But the few times we’ve been able to make that happen, it’s been PURE JOY to answer questions and discuss the book in person with people who’ve just finished reading it!

6. What have you learned about your book and yourself from book club meetings?
The Bad Girls of First UMC in Green Cove Springs, Florida shared this photo with Liz.

Speaking with book clubs reminds me of how diverse my readership is—all different ages and stations in life—which is thrilling. With my fiction I get a clearer picture of how people perceive the characters I create. With my nonfiction I have a better understanding of what the takeaway value of my book might be for my readers. On the whole I’ve found book clubs to be very honest about what they like and don’t like, and that’s hugely helpful as I craft the next book.

7. What was your most memorable reading group experience? What made it so special?

I chatted via Skype with a book club in Australia. It was truly something to enter into their world long distance and feel like we were all sitting together in the same room! Because my daughter was living in their country at the time, they were especially kind to me, praying for both of us and for our year apart. I wanted to jump on a plane and join their group, so sweet was their fellowship!

8. Can you give us a peek into what you are working on right now and when it will be out?
IN STORES OCTOBER 2012

We’re heading back to Scotland for my seventh work of historical fiction. I’ve longed to write a Christmas novella for years, and this is finally our season! On October 2nd look for A Wreath of Snow. It will be a hardcover book, perfect for gift giving. Here’s our official description:

Christmas Eve 1894

All Margaret Campbell wants for Christmas is a safe journey home. When her plans for a festive holiday with her family in Stirling crumble under the weight of her brother’s bitterness, the young schoolteacher wants nothing more than to return to the students she loves and the town house she cherishes.

Then an unexpected detour places her in the path of Gordon Shaw, a handsome newspaperman, who struggles under a burden of remorse and shame.

When the secret of their shared history is revealed, will it leave them tangled in a knot of regret? Or might their past hold the threads that will bind their future together?

As warm as a woolen scarf on a cold winter’s eve, A Wreath of Snow is a tender story of love and forgiveness, wrapped in a celebration of all things Scottish, all things Victorian, and especially, all things Christmas.

Nora: I've had the privilege of reading a galley copy of your new book and loved it. This story not only warms your heart and prepares it for the holiday season but it drives home the meaning for the season. Jesus died for our sins. We're all forgiven. It's a free gift yours for the taking. I loved how you showed how forgiveness changes everything. This story show forgiveness and how hard it can be but when we push through, block the lies of the enemy and trust God to have his way with us. It's all worth it. Forgiveness not only changes us and sets us free but it affects everything we do and everyone we meet. Love the cover of this book too. I highly recommend it.

QUESTIONS I JUST HAD TO ASK
LIZ KNOWS HOW TO HAVE FUN CHECK THIS OUT
RIGHTEOUS RUTH RAP


1. You are shipwrecked on an uninhabited tropical island with a group of Christians – all friends and relatives of yours. You all have to work as a team to survive. Many roles have to be filled. Which role do you think you’d play?

I have so few survival skills that clearly my only hope would be to serve as the official encourager / cheerleader / hugger of the group, keeping people’s spirits up!

2. You've been given 48 hours to hang out with any two people (alive or dead). Who would you pick and what would you do?

I would definitely want to hang out with Ruth and Mary Magdalene. Even though I’ve written books about both these women and have done extensive research, I still have dozens of unanswered questions. Okay if I meet with each one for 24 hours? And bring a video recorder? I’d want to give each woman my undivided attention and capture it all on film to savor over and over!

3. What three things would you rather not live without? (Besides friends and family)
Books, movies, and food. More or less in that order! :o)

4. There are places where they put your face on magazine covers for fun, but I was curious if you could be on any magazine cover, which one would you select? Why?

I’ve actually been on a few magazine covers over the years—a strange experience, to be sure! Under the category of “This Would Never Happen,” it would be a treat to be on the cover of Scottish Life magazine, because it contains beautiful images and stories about my favorite foreign land.

5. Since you are a bible teacher, as well as a fiction writer. I was wondering if you could ask God any question, what would you ask?

Heavenly Father, why do you love us so much?

6. God made an array of beautiful and amazing creatures in this world. Some with the most interesting abilities. If you could be any kind of animal for a day, which one would you be and why?

Definitely a cat. I love cats and think the idea of napping most of the day, slinking around the house, purring when someone pets me, and leaping with ease onto to impossibly high surfaces would be very cool.

7. You've had amazing experiences, been around the world. I was wondering what is the most special thing anyone has ever done for you?
My Bonnie Prince Charlie

My family, friends, and readers have blessed me in so many ways that I really couldn’t pick one that was the most special. But here’s a recent one that’s very special: my daughter-in-law, Beth, commissioned a talented artist in town to create a painting of my cat, Jack, dressed as Bonnie Prince Charlie, who made a cameo appearance in my Scottish historical novel, Here Burns My Candle. Isn’t that the most fabulous gift for a woman who loves cats and Scottish history?


Ta- da with The Bad Girls in Oneida Michigan
ANY FINAL COMMENTS YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH READERS?

Just a HUGE HUG of thanks for supporting my writing for the last 20 years! You’ve made the journey with me as I changed and grew, from humorous nonfiction articles and books to children’s picture books to biblical studies of those Bad Girls of the Bible to devotionals to Scottish historical novels to DVD Bible studies. Bless you, bless you many times over!

Liz
http://www.LizCurtisHiggs.com

Now in stores: The Girl's Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World

“A perfect blend of humor, extensive research, descriptive language, and insightful commentary” Publishers Weekly Starred Review


Thanks Liz for stopping by and giving us a peek into your new book and your book club memories. Looking forward to reading your book The Girl’s Still Got it and Loved your new Christmas novella, A Wreath of Snow, really soon. Thanks to your publicist for hosting this three book giveaway of THE GIRL'S STILL GOT IT!!

Blessings to you too Liz. Thank you again for being here. I was thrilled to meet and chat with you at the Christy Awards last year 2011. I had never heard you speak before. You had me and everyone else in stitches. It was a great night. One I'll always cherish.

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network CEO
TBCN Where Book Fun Begins
www.bookfun.org

Answer my question below to be entered into the drawing. Names picked the 22nd of the month. 

PLEASE Leave your email info so I can contact you. 

1. Have you read any of Liz Curtis Higgs non-fiction books? If so, which ones. Which study affected you the most?

2. Have any of you ever read Liz Curtis Higgs children's books? If so, which ones. What are your families favorites? Why?

3. Have any of you ever read any of Liz Curtis Higgs fiction books? If so, which ones. What are your favorites and why?

4. If you are just now hearing about Liz Curtis Higgs tell me which Genre you like to read and why? Has this interview made you want to read a book by Liz?

********DISCLAIMER:Entering the give away is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws. Void where prohibited; odds of winning depend on number of entrants.

This giveaway is an author sponsored event and open to USA and Canada Residents Only!! This giveaway is sponsored by the author and is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Twitter.

Winners will have 2 days to respond another nane will be picked if I don't hear from you.

LAST DAY TO ENTER DRAWING SEPT 21st

Sorry I've been behind on replying to everyone that commented. But My husband's brother was killed this past Sunday and we attended his funeral. He's a news clip about it. Thanks for your patience, prayers and support as we mourn.

Sincerely,

Nora :o)
TBCN Where Book Fun Begins!







CONGRATS TO JES, DEBBIE and NA - your names were picked in a random drawing! I APPRECIATE EVERYONE who stopped by and left comments. I'm thrilled to introduce you all to Liz Curtis Higgs. THANKS to everyone that has read Liz and shared your favorite books by her. Fun!

Nora St.Laurent
TBCN Where Book Fun Beings!

95 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of Liz's books. She is actually a new author to me. I do believe the titles of her books sound very interesting and I have her on my new list of authors.

    I enjoyed this interview. While she has a huge humorous side she also has a hugh serious side.

    Please enter me into this giveaway.

    Thanks and Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I have not read anything by Liz! What I have heard recently that needs to change pronto!!
    Amy C
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  3. Liz Curtis Higgs is a new author for me, so I will have to say 'No' to each of your questions. After reading this interview I will check out her books. She sounds so enthusiastic and joyous that I want to explore having her in my life through her books.
    AJHawke.blogspot.com

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  4. If i haven't read any of her books can I still enter the contest? i seen a tube video of her!
    likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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  5. Liz is a new author to me but I am impressed with her sincerity. This book, The Girls Still Got It, really impacts me. Long ago God whispered these words to me, "Tell my daughters that I love them!" I'd love to win this book. Blessings!

    spangldlady(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I have done some of her bible studies and I think that Bad Girls of the Bible really stood out for me. Learning more about these women was enlightening. Have not been able to read any of her fiction books and am looking foward to it.

    Rebecca Lewis
    believe4ever59@yahoo.com

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  7. I love Liz's historical Scottish books!

    I loved everything about them. The biblical story intertwined with 1700's Scotland, the characters, the beautiful writing style. She is one of my favorite authors and I'm really looking forward to reading her new historical!

    I'd also love to win this study on Ruth, it sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Cathy
    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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  8. I had the privilege of meeting and hearing Liz at Mount Hermon. My wife has read a number of Liz's novels, and has The Girl's Still Got It on her nightstand. Why would I want to win another copy? So maybe I can read it, too, and then pass a copy on to my sister-in-law and daughter.
    Thanks, Nora, for hosting this delightful woman.

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  9. Oh, Judy you need to treat yourself to a book written by Liz. She is a multi-talented author. Writing non-fiction, fiction and children's book.

    This study about Ruth is very interesting and Liz is transparent and fun. I also enjoyed her Christmas Novella. A Wreath of Snow!! I highly recommend it.

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  10. Glad to hear from you AMY C and A. J. you BOTH treat yourselves to a Liz Curtis Higgs. She is so talented and her books are moving. They will deeply touch your heart and get you thinking about scripture in a new way. Thanks for stopping by and getting to know a new author!!

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  11. DEBBIE, SPANGLDLADY I'm so glad I've introduced you to Liz Curtis Higgs. How fun!

    Rebecca Lewis said she read Bad Girls of bible - You'll love this study as well. I'm in the middle of it now.

    CATHY - said I love Liz's historical Scottish books! I really enjoyed the series about Jacob and Rebecca. The first book in that series is Thorn in My Heart, then Fair is the Rose, Whence Came a Prince, and Grace in Thine Eyes. Wow! The New Novella out in October is a book that will get your in the Christmas spirit and so much more.

    RICHARD MABRY

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  12. Oh, Richard; I meant to say!! THANKS for sharing your experience with us here. It is an honor to have Liz Curtis Higgs here talking about her amazing books. I'm so glad that you were able to meet her!

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  13. As a previous librarian assistant, I saw many ladies checking out Liz's books and enjoying them. I picked up Bookends many years ago, Liz is a joy. And I love her rap song! Great job, Liz and keep those books coming!
    Thank you for the wonderful interview and the giveaway!

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  14. I have read an earlier book, Mad Mary, which was such a good and uplifting story. I was really touched by the transformation of the main character and how the ladies in the church worked together to help her.

    The photo of Nora and Liz is such a beautiful picture, so full of joy and light. Taking in this interview was a good way to spend a few moments this afternoon.

    Thank you for the chance to win your book. I know I would enjoy reading another one by Liz Curtis Higgs!

    Blessings, Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. OHMYGOSH Carmee, didn't you LOVE that RUTH RAP?? She cracked me up. I want to check out more of of Liz's books for sure.

    JANICE - MAD MARY - I haven't heard of that one. I just added it to my list. I was thrilled I didn't have to wait in a very long line to meet Liz the night of the Christy's. She was so funny that night. She is full of fun and life! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I spend many hours putting it together. Does my heart good to know you enjoyed it!

    Thanks everyone for stopping by and getting to learn about Liz's Newest books.

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  16. Oh, dear Nora, you are TOO GOOD to your writing sisters! GOD BLESS YOU for putting this fun interview together and letting me share my heart with your readers. I'm thrilled you enjoyed my 30th book, "A Wreath of Snow," a Victorian Christmas novella coming out in 3 weeks (ayeee!). And Janice, I'm so glad you enjoyed "Mad Mary," re-released as "Unveiling Mary Magdalene," a book very dear to my heart. Hugs all around!

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  17. I heard about Liz via Twitter a short while ago and have been wanting to read one of her books ever since, especially one of her Scottish novels. I definitely have to get the new one coming out in October. Christmas and Scotland - what's not to love? My great-grandmother was Scottish. Glad I saw this giveaway on Twitter. Reminded me how much I want to read her books! Thanks!

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  18. Oops! Forgot my email w/my post:
    MTShelly(at)comcast(dot)net

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  19. I have done all the Bad Girls of the Bible studies including Mad Mary! She brings them to life and brought me back to life by working me through the bible! I wish they were printed in Spanish so that my ladies at the Dump church in Reynosa, MX could do them.

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  20. I haven't read her non-fiction books but really enjoyed her fiction ones. Some of my favorites include Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night. I would like to read more of hers.

    Cambonified[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  21. I have read "Mixed Signals" and "Bookends" for adults, along with "The Pumpkin Patch Parable" for children. I have done bits and pieces of her "Bad Girls of the Bible" from Bible studies I have listened in on. I have a couple of old VCR tapes from conferences she did years ago that are just uplifting, hilarious and serious all at the same time!!!

    I love "Mixed Signals," about the world of radio. My husband and I met while working at a radio station in our 20's. That was a great time of life for us, and it was fun to read about radio life again--with all its craziness and need to be a bit chameleon-like when a station changes owners and/or types of music.

    "Bookends" introduced me to the Moravian church which I knew nothing about before reading it. I was so intrigued by the Moravian spice cookies I actually tracked some down. They were delicious, even more so because the allergies I have developed since then, make it impossible to eat them now.

    "The Pumpkin Patch Parable" is a beautifully written book that will have meaning to children and the adult's who read it to children. It is one of my all-time favorite children's books. Anyone who has children owes it to themselves to read this book.

    Thanks for the interview with Liz, she has always felt like a friend I have yet to meet. The new books sounds really good, and love the cover and title.

    Becky
    ischu9@aol.com

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  22. I have never read any of Liz Curtis Higgs books. they look really good. the next time i get to the library I will check them out.

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  23. I have not yet read any of Liz's books, but would love to. I love historical Christian fiction and non-fiction books about relationships with God and others.
    godblessameria.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I had not read any of Liz's books. I love a good bible study or a good christian fiction and I really think I would love to read one of Liz's books. I am so glad to learn of her books.
    Blessings
    Linda Finn
    faithfulacres7@gmail.com

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  25. I have never read any of Liz's books, but after this interview and especially that rap video, I definitely want to! I would like to start with her fiction books, especially the one about Ruth.

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  26. I have never read any of Liz Curtis Higgs' books. The interview does make me want to read her books, but even more than that, her sweet face makes me want to read her work more! She looks just like someone I would love to hang out with. I would love to win these books! Thank you for the opportunity. † Mandy Bentley

    mandydawn@email.com

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  27. THANKS EVERYONE for Stopping by and getting to know Liz Curtis Higgs. She has such a sweet spirit, loves the Lord and is transparent. Oh, did I mention she's funny! You all could see that in the RUTH RAP Youtube video. LOL!!

    PAT, NA, JAN, MANDY, LINDA, GRETAB and MANDY you all need to treat yourselves to Liz Curtis Higgs. She has the gift of bringing the bible to life and making it relevant to our lives today.

    SHELLY - Christmas and Scotland - What's not to love you said. So, True. Not only that but bringing home the message of forgiveness as a free gift that sets people and situations free is beautiful.

    MELODY - I have see The Bad Girls of the Bible but I've never read it. I'm putting it on my list.

    BECKY - Thanks for telling us a bit about Liz's Books. I'm putting Mixed Signals, Bookends and Bad Girls on my TBR Pile!! Thanks for that.

    Nora St.Laurent
    TBCN Where Book Fun Begins!

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  28. I haven't read any of Liz's books but have Mine is the Night is in my TBR pile, I really enjoy historical romance. We are studying Ruth on Sunday mornings at church, so I know The Girl's Still Got It will be a blessing. Please add me to the drawing. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  29. I don't believe that I have read one of Liz's books, but would definitely love to. I absolutely loved the Ruth rap, especially since our pastor is preaching a series on Ruth. Can't wait to read one!

    Gail Mundy

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  30. I don't want to enter the giveaway. I want your other readers to get that opportunity. Not that I'd win; I'm not lucky in drawings. LOL. But I was lucky enough to meet Liz Curtis Higgs at a Book Fair and to read some of her books. She's a beautiful lady and I'm looking forward to someday hearing her speak in person. Thanks, Liz, for being such an encourager.

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  31. MERRY - Your in for a treat. This book is good and so is her Christmas Novela.

    GAIL - I've watched the Ruth Rap a few times now and each time I have to laugh!! She is funny and creative. Love it.

    Ann - THANKS for telling us about your experience and fun you had with Liz. She is an encourager for sure!

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  32. No have never read any of Liz's books, though my mom has many of her nonfiction books she loves them.

    All her genres sound wonderful. I love fiction and non fiction and am partial to good Christian Children's books since I'm a teacher.

    Love to win thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  33. I haven't read any of Liz's books yet and have been wanting to. They all look so good. I know how multi-talented she is since hearing her at a conference one time.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  34. I have read one of Liz's books - "One Size Fits All" a few years ago. I have wanted to read a few of her others like the Bad Girls of the Bible for one, Bookends, etc. I have never read her non-fiction books, but would like to some day. I love the story of Ruth and this book "The Girls Still Got It" sounds like a good read! I love Liz's ability to encourage and make you feel good about yourself with humor mingled in. Laughter is good medicine!! Please sign me up for the giveaway and thank you for the opportunity!

    Blessings,
    Lori

    triplel(at)evertek(dot)net

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  35. I have not read any of Liz's non-fiction books, but I have enjoyed her fiction and children's stories. My favorite children's story is The Pine Tree Parable and my favorite adult series is the Lowlands of Scotland books.

    luvs2stmp at yahoo . com

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  36. I have not read anything from Liz Curtis Higgs before, and wasn't sure if I wanted to even try for this book. But after praying about something tugged on my heart for me to at least enter. I admire and love the story of Ruth and I would love to read and learn more about and from the perspective of her. I hope this will deepen my faith and relationship with my Savior and God.

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez[AT]yahoo[DOT]com

    Thank you for this opportunity!

    John 3:15-16 (Read it, Believe it, and Be Saved!!!)

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  37. Yes, I have heard of Liz, but haven't read any of the books mentioned.
    I don't see humerous books listed, but I'm sure 2 of the gifts of humor I have are from her. In fact, my daughter just reminded of a funny one when she was getting ready to put hose on to go on stage. Please, I'd love a book by her. Hope I can get this Christmas book at some time.
    ( mac262@me.com )

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  38. Can you hear me squealing from there????? I adore Liz's books, especially her fiction, and cannot wait for the new Christmas novella to come out. A Victorian Christmas in Scotland? Absolutely sigh worthy.

    My fav Higgs novel has to be Here Burns My Candle. Such an incredible story of that tragic time in Scotland's history. And Elizabeth Kerr has stayed with me long after closing the book.

    Our Bible Coffee group at church just started a study on Ruth. Liz's book looks like an ideal companion. :)

    Excellent interview questions, and such fun answers. Love the Bonnie Prince Kitty painting!

    Cheers,
    Di
    diana.d.dart{at}gmail{dot}com

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  39. APPLE BLOSSOM, JO, J-ME, AMANDA - OHMYGOSH Ladies. You'll love Liz's books Fiction and non-fiction. I'm so glad you liked the interview. Liz gave me so much to work with.

    LORLYN - Laughter is great medicine. I agree. Liz is such a versatile author.

    DIANA - I'm glad you've enjoyed Liz's books. I'm in the middle of Ruth right now and yes I think it would be perfect for your group.

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    1. 1. I have never read any of Liz's Bible studies, but I did read her non-fiction, "My Heart's in the Lowlands," and loved it. I have been wanting to go through one of her Bible studies, though.

      2. I have not had the pleasure of reading any of Liz's children's books, but I am planning on buying "Go Away, Dark Night," for my three year old niece this Christmas!

      3. Finally, I can answer YES! to one of these questions! I so enjoy Liz's fiction books. I have read all of them, to be perfectly honest :) My absolute favorite series is the Lowlands of Scotland, particularly "Thorn in my Heart." I was so captured by Leana's story, and how heartbreaking but still beautiful her story is. I have looked at the Biblical Leah differently ever since. One of my other favorites is "Bookends." I just love the good story, the compelling characters, and the fact that Lititz is a real town! I LOVE that story.

      4. I have been reading Liz's books since "Thorn in my Heart" was recommended to me about 5 years ago. And I am so thankful I did! I am blessed by her words and by her wonderful spirit. I just want to give her a hug and have tea with her :) But reading her books will have to do.

      -Lindsey <3
      My Email address is elmo6032@aol.com

      Thank You for posting this interview!

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    2. 1. I have never read any of Liz's Bible studies, but I did read her non-fiction, "My Heart's in the Lowlands," and loved it. I have been wanting to go through one of her Bible studies, though.

      2. I have not had the pleasure of reading any of Liz's children's books, but I am planning on buying "Go Away, Dark Night," for my three year old niece this Christmas!

      3. Finally, I can answer YES! to one of these questions! I so enjoy Liz's fiction books. I have read all of them, to be perfectly honest :) My absolute favorite series is the Lowlands of Scotland, particularly "Thorn in my Heart." I was so captured by Leana's story, and how heartbreaking but still beautiful her story is. I have looked at the Biblical Leah differently ever since. One of my other favorites is "Bookends." I just love the good story, the compelling characters, and the fact that Lititz is a real town! I LOVE that story.

      4. I have been reading Liz's books since "Thorn in my Heart" was recommended to me about 5 years ago. And I am so thankful I did! I am blessed by her words and by her wonderful spirit. I just want to give her a hug and have tea with her :) But reading her books will have to do.

      -Lindsey <3

      email: elmo6032@aol.com

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  40. I've own a bunch of Liz's fiction: Thorn in My Heart, Fair is the Rose, Whence Came a Prince, Grace in Thine Eyes, Mine is the Night, and Here Burns My Candle. Grace in Thine Eyes is by far my favorite. It absolutely touched my heart, and I love how it was based around the Biblical character of Dinah, who never has a voice. I haven't read any of Liz's nonfiction yet, but I'd love to!

    jenni.l.hubbard@gmail.com

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  41. 1. I've read *some* of Liz Curtis Higgs' non-fiction. Loooove the Bad Girls of the Bible book and Bible Study!

    2. Haven't read any of her children's books...but I need to! :)

    3. I've read Bookends and Mixed Signals and both Scottish series. The Thorn In My Heart trilogy is my favorite. Jamie, Rose and Leana are like real people in my head.

    4. I've been a huge fan for several years and would love to read this new book about Ruth!

    april99noel@yahoo.com

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  42. I have done Loved by God. My daughter and I love to read Go Away Dark Night together. I LOVED the Ruth books!!!!! Liz always makes me remember whose I am! Thankful for her!

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  43. 1. Yes, The Girl's Still Got It and Really Bad Girls of the Bible. I really loved the study on Ruth!
    2. Yes, The Parable of the Lily
    3. Yes, all of them, I believe. I like the first three of the series based on Jacob best. I do so understand and love Leana!
    abbyluvzbeads@att.net

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  44. I love Liz's books...please enter me. thanks

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  45. I have not read any of her non-fiction or children's books, however have read Thorn in My Heart, Fair is the Rose and Whence Came a Prince are my favorites. I absolutely love her writing! I will be checking into the children's books.

    Thank you!
    Melissa H.

    mhayes922@gmail.com

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  46. I'm currently leading a study at my church on "The Girl's Still Got It : Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World." Over 30 ladies come together each Wednesday night to listen to the DVD and go over the questions that Liz has asked in the back of the book. What a blessing this has been!!! Dee Roper, Guntersville, Alabama.

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  47. I have never read Liz's books before!

    Tia Johnson
    rtiaj6@gmail.com

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  48. Bad Girls of the Bible was sitting on a table at the very first small group joining event at my church. The title alone intrigued me so I chose that group of what has become the most amazing, caring, and mentoring female friendships.

    I have not read any of your fictional books yet but have eyed the titles with great curiosity. After studying Bad Girls of the Bible and learning that we have so much in common with those women in our individual ways I am quite confidant it would be difficult to put one of your nonfictional books down anytime before reading cover to cover in one sitting.

    I was not aware that you wrote children's books. With my first grand baby in her first year of after birthday life I will check them out. Would love to see if your sense of humor is shared in that genre like it was in the bible study.

    I would love to add to that one book of yours I have!! :-)
    God bless!!
    <3
    Susan Lottinville
    slottinville@kingslandgeorgia.gov

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  49. I read her My Heart's in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland and wrote about it here:
    http://bookaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/2007/08/scotland.html

    Reading the book made me feel like I'd really traveled to Scotland with Liz.

    emerging.paradigm (at) yahoo.com
    (Be sure the DOT is between those words.)

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  50. I have read all of Liz's books except the new one. Choosing a favorite is a bit like choosing the cutest puppy in a litter. They are all favorites, however, I suppose Bad Girls of the Bible would be at the top of the list since it's the one I've given away to my friends the most. I was blessed to participate in a Bible study with some dear ladies using this book as a tool. I so appreciated the perspectives and insights into the Bible ladies. Seeing their stories in modern scenarios helped me relate to them in a fresh way. There is so much encouragement in the simple message, that though we were all bad girls once upon a time, thanks to the work of Christ in us, we can now be girls of grace.

    Thank you Liz, for using your gift of words and storytelling to encourage us!

    Kristyn

    kristyn_hope@hotmail.com

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  51. I have read several of Liz's books. It is hard to pick a favorite. I love the Here Burns My Candle (and all the books in that series!) but I think the one that made me think the most and touched me most deeply was Mad Mary. Yes, I have been a Liz fan long enough to have the book when it was called Mad Mary! I have shared my books with others and when they finish they pass them on so one book can bless lots of people! sherbertkisses@ymail.com

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  52. I have seen so many of Lizs books on the bookshelves yet I havent had the chance to read them. I am looking forward to reading her books.
    Tina Beam
    shawntinabeam@yahoo.com

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  53. I have enjoyed all of the Bad Girl books and Mad Mary. I know that God is using Liz to talk to my heart. I have lived through some terrible things in my life and each of her characters have lifted me up at some point. God bless this wonderful woman of God!
    Crystal B

    Joshnlukesmommy@yahoo.com

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  54. What a fun interview! Always great to learn more about Liz. I didn't even realize she wrote children's books! You can bet I will be searching for those for my children.

    I think my most favorite is the series that begins with Thorn in My Heart, Fair is the Rose, Whence Came a Prince and Grace in Thine Eyes. I also love Here Burns My Candle and Mine is the Night. Liz is a master story writer and one of my favorite Christian authors. I cannot wait to begin the story of Ruth and am anxiously awaiting A Wreath of Snow coming out in October! Thank your for this drawing!

    Blessings,
    Jenny Miles
    jennlegal_gov@yahoo.com

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  55. I have really enjoyed the Bad Girls of The Bible books; I've enjoyed reading the stories that lead to the questions and talk about the real person in the bible it's based on. Liz is such a great author. I haven't had the chance to read any of her other ones yet but pretty soon I'm heading to my Family Christian Store and buying some.

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  56. I am a big fan of Liz's fiction, and there's just no way to choose a favorite. There are few authors in whose work I can become so completely immersed, but she does it every time. I look forward to getting into her non-fiction.

    Nora, what a great interview! Our book club had the honor of discussing Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night with Liz and her personality shines so brightly.

    -Emily Sue
    aeasanders@gmail.com

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  57. I have only read Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible.I was going through a really crappy time, a recent break-up which was awful, I felt it was do to sin.
    I actually e-mailed Liz right after finishing BGotB just to tell how profoundly it affected me and how it let me know I wasn't the only one!
    I got a response from her a few hours later and she was so kind and sweet in her letter.
    I got all the study books my library had which were BGotB, RBGotB and Embrace Grace.

    moiraethefatesATgmailDOTcom

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  58. I have not read any non fiction books or childrens books by Liz but I have read the four books in the Scottish series and absolutely loved them. Historical fiction is something I enjoy reading.
    Sandy
    sandyminnich@gmail.com

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  59. I have read Liz's books Unveiling Mary Magdalene, Bad Girls and Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Embrace Grace and Rise and Shine Devotional. I really enjoy all of her books.

    I would like to read her Scotland books, but have not yet.

    I have had the opportunity to see Liz in person twice. Once at the Win-Some Women Retreat at Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island and once at Springhills in Evart, MI. She is a wonderful speaker! She brings the Bible to life in a fun and entertaining way! Liz has a way of making you laugh at yourself but yet it makes you feel better about yourself.

    Love you Liz!
    Nancy nkeith61@hotmail.com

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  60. I have only read nonfiction books of Liz's. I have read the first two "bad girl" books and loved them both. I would love to read "The Girl's Still got it" and can't wait until the Christmas novella comes out!
    pooh_1334@yahoo.com

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  61. I am currently reading Bad Girls. What a blessing. I have not yet read any of Lizzie's children or fictions but I am being drawn to the Scotland series.
    Great Interview!!! Liz has such a contagious love for God.

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  62. I have read "Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them". Great book!! I would love to read "The Girl's Still Got It"!!

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  63. Yes, I have borrowed a book from the library call"Bookends". I loved the style of Liz's writing and how she relates to people so easy throught her stories. I also read the Trilology series based on Jacob, Leah and Racheal from the Bible. That was my first ever reading any of her books and my church library had those books. I would love to read her new book and at the time I can't afford to buy any books so I would love to be entered to win a copy of her book.
    my email is: billyfree23@yahoo.com
    God bless you as you write more for God's glory :)
    Thanks, Tonya

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  64. I have not read any books by Liz. I did hear Liz on a radio interview --- I think it may have been on Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio, but not sure. I lead small groups for my church, and I'm always interested in books that could be the basis for enjoying good times and good fellowship with other Christian women. My personal reading interests vary from light Christian fiction to indepth Bible commentaries and studies.
    franiwood@gmail.com

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  65. I've read & own Mad Mary & love it!

    I haven't read any of her childrens books.

    I've read all of her historical fiction novels & couldn't get enough of the Thorn in My Heart series!

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  66. I have only read four of Liz's books, and I absolutely loved them. How I was introduced to Liz's writings was through a garage sale. I found Thorn in My Heart, not knowing it was a series, but it sounded good, so I bought it. I think I read it from cover to cover in a day. And then I immediately went on Amazon to buy the other two books in the series. I laughed, cried, and even wanted to scream at the characters sometimes. It just gripped me so much. I have passed them around to my friends also, and everyone that has read them loved them. I also read Grace in Thine Eyes.

    For those of you who haven't read these books, the first is a fiction inspired by the story of Jacob and Esau but it takes place in Scotland. The last one is a fiction also that has it's story inspired by the story of Dinah. All four books are gripping and inspiring.

    Thanks for writing something worth reading.

    Brandy
    jbjazer@yahoo.com

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  67. My mom introduced me to Liz Curtis Higgs many years ago through a series of audiotapes she bought from a conference. I graduated to her books and we both love them. I would love to win a copy to give to my mom as I don't think she buys many books now.
    I love the bad girls series and read them alone and as part of a women's Bible Study group. I also read Mad Mary. We have read the Pumpkin Patch Parable, but I didn't know about the lily one until I googled her children's books. I read some of the humor books years ago but have not tried the Scottish ones. I'm not much into historical romance type novels, so I have hesitated. I really enjoy how Liz manages to make Bible characters relevant to today, though, so I am looking forward to reading Ruth.
    BeckiMoody@google.com

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  68. I am reading Ruth!!! My favorite book in the Bible. Am totally loving the book.

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  69. Liz has been a huge favorite author of mine for years. I've spread the word about her to many friends. I was blessed to see her once in person at North Phx Baptist Church in 2005 at a Woman to Woman conference. I loved her! I enjoyed Mixed Signals & Bookends. I loved the Thorn in my Heart Series, too. I'd love to win this new one. A nice offer.
    Sally
    sallydav45@gmail.com

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  70. I have read many of Liz Curtis Higgs fiction and non-fiction books. Really enjoyed "Embrace Grace" and the "Bad Girls of the Bible" series. I just can't pick on fiction book. i loved them all. Can't wait for more. Like her "Pine Tree Parable" for children; hope to collect a hard copy of all her children's books in the coming year. Thank you for offering this book.
    skunkangel11@aol.com

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  71. Trying again. First one did not post. This is my first post to a blog.
    I love all of Liz Curtis Higgs books. Have ready many of her non-fiction books and enjoyed Embrace Grace and Bad Girls of the Bible series. Love her children's stories: Pine Tree Parable especially. Have read most of her fiction books and can't wait for the next one. Also can't pick just one; like them all.

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  72. I have read a lot of her books and loved them all! I have not read any of her children's books.
    Martha T.@CRPrairie1@imonmail.com

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  73. 1. I started a non fiction study a week ago - Unveiling Mary Magdalene. I am into chapter
    2. I have not read any children's books, but I have one waiting for my first grand baby..Now my sons need to meet the wife :) And help me with the grand baby :)
    3. I have read Thorn in my heart, and fair is the rose. Both excellent. I like the historical, the biblical, the way it seems to be real.
    4.Christian Historical fiction is my favorite. A friend suggested I read your books, and I fell in love. Great job!!!!!
    thehuf86@yahoo.com. Tina Hufnagel

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  74. I positively LOVE,LOVE,LOVE Liz's Scottish Historical Fiction books. I borrowed them originally from my Sister in Law and devoured them. Then I had to have my own copies of them so I purchased my own as I know I will be reading them again. I have not had a chance yet to read any of Liz's non-fiction books but I hope to be soon! I would love to win "The Girl's Still Got It". Thanks so much for the giveaway. One of these days I am going to get to one of your speaking engagements. I will be retiring next year and will have more time for me, can't wait!

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  75. gay laurine nuckollsSeptember 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    I have read all of Liz's books. I believe "One Size Fits All" was the first in 1993, "Embrace Grace" favorite non-fiction, "Pumpkin Patch" favorite children's "Fair is the Rose" "Thorn in my Heart" "Whence comes a Prince" favorite fiction. Liz is a gift!

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  76. I've read Liz's "Lowlands of Scotland" series and "Here Burns My Candle" and absolutely loved them! I haven't read anything else ...yet! But I would love to read more!
    Loved the interview too, Liz is such an inspirational person!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    megamarie1966@gmail.com

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  77. I have never read any of her books, but I did the loved by God bible study..this was about Rachel, Jacob, and Leah...when I did this study...I felt so sorry for leah because she felt so unloved...At times I feel like there are conditions for someone to love me...Liz just has a way of presenting God's love. Jcalex00@hotmail.com

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  78. we did the Bad Girls of the BIble study at church and loved it :) grt sense of humour & relatable writing style ! thx Liz for sharing your gift of writing and encouragement w/ us !

    this giveaway pkg has me drooling ;) w/ an.ti.ci.paaaa.tion... ~ TY!
    faithhopecherrytea at*gmail*dotcom

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  79. Liz.

    Our church's (Riverwood Covenant.org) Ladies Ministry is beginning your The Girl's Still Got It/Ruth study October 2, which is how I heard of your site. I have not yet read any of your books, however I have always wanted to read your Bad Girls books. I would love to win a copy of your book. It'd be perfect timing!

    LindaJohnson@gmail.com

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  80. I have read all of Ms. Liz's historical fiction books. My favorite book is, Thorn in My Heart. That book was my first book I had read by her and I haven't looked back since! :)

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  81. Oops! I forgot to put my email on my comment.
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. I have read almost all of Liz's books - with the exception of the childrens' books, which I have given as gifts. I love them all - both fiction & non-fiction. Her attention to detail is what draws me in - the books educate, arouse feelings for the characters, & make me feel as if I am standing in the background watching the story unfold.
    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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  83. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbqlKVkxvI0&feature=player_embedded

    I'm sorry it took me so long to approve 50 messages. I was in Florida attending my brother-in-law's funeral. Above is the video clip of some of the funeral. He was a police officer for 20 years.

    I'm thankful I'm having the opportunity to introduce Liz Curtis Higgs to so many of you for the first time. I'm thrilled about that. Thanks to Liz and her publicist for this opportunity.

    THANKS to everyone for your patience and understanding as we re-group. We just got in late last night so I'm catching up.

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  84. I read several of your fiction books....when I picked up "Thorn in my Heart" I was swept up in the beauty of the setting, the emotions of the characters but I was unprepared for the personal spiritual journey it took me on. I found myself journal on many of the quotes I jotted down.
    "Fair is the Rose" Shook me up in a good way. I saw how Leana handled the consequences in her life and felt God's forgiveness. I am able to forgive others but I am so hard on myself and had a tough time forgiving myself. Again this book made me journal and in the end I can say I forgave myself.
    I hope to read the rest of the series...I can only buy books second hand and I have them on my list so I can complete the series.
    Thank you that you are a author that follows God's leading in your writing!

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  85. I've read several of Liz's books, both fiction and non-fiction. One of my favorites is "My Heart's in the Highlands." Liz always manages to take her readers right along with her, wherever she goes, and I always love the journey. Melanie Smith, msmithwrit@aol.com

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  86. I read Thorn In My Heart and enjoyed it because I love reading historical fiction novels and liked Scotland as the setting of this book.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  87. I've read both of Liz's "Bad Girls" books and loved them, even using them for a Bible study. I haven't read any of her children's books. Obviously I need to look for them! I've also read several of her fiction books and especially like the modern-day ones.

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  88. I am halfway through "Here Burns My Candle" --I'm interested to see how it plays out, since I heard it's loosely based on the story of Ruth.

    Thanks for the chance to win! Mrs. Higg's non-fiction books sound great!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  89. Liz is one of my favorite speakers- she's just so real! I've read Bookends and her devotional Rise and Shine. Both are great!
    Sharon
    sh2rose@cox.net

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  90. The first group Bible study(through my church) that I had ever done was "Bad Girls of the Bible". I didn't know any of the other ladies and I wasn't sure what to expect, but in a matter of weeks, we realized that we were all fellow "Bad Girls" who have been redeemed by the Lord! It has and always will be one of my favorite studies because the study itself was excellent, but also because of the fellowship it initiated.

    Thanks, and I look forward to reading some of your fiction books as well!

    God Bless!

    -Ashley Lynch-Harris
    WriteAshleyLH@gmail.com

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  91. I'm now hearing about Liz Curtis Higgs. Yes - this interview makes me want to read her books! I like reading a number of genres, in particular, historical and contemporary Christian fiction.

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  92. CONGRATS TO JES, DEBBIE and NA - your names were picked in a random drawing! I APPRECIATE EVERYONE who stopped by and left comments. I'm thrilled to introduce you all to Liz Curtis Higgs. THANKS to everyone that has read Liz and shared your favorite books by her. Fun!

    Nora St.Laurent
    TBCN Where Book Fun Beings!

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