Book Review: Mine Is the Night, by Liz Curtis Higgs
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“Stepping from a battered coach on a rainy April eve, newly widowed Elisabeth Kerr must begin again, without husband or title, property or fortune. She is unafraid 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?
Elisabeth has not come to Selkirk alone. Her mother-in-law, Marjory Kerr, is a woman undone, having buried her husband, her sons, and any promise of grandchildren. Dependent upon a distant cousin with meager resources, Marjory dreads the future almost as much as she regrets the past. Yet joy still comes knocking, and kindness is found is unexpected places.
Then a worthy hero steps forward, 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 eighteenth-century Scotland."
This book is inspired by the biblical story of Ruth and Boaz, and like the biblical story it is full of hope in the midst of despair and loss. Although Mine Is the Night is the second book in a two-part story, I didn’t have any trouble following it without having read the first book.
My favorite character in this book is Elisabeth; and I love Scotland (my husband and I went there for our honeymoon), which is what lead me to read this book.
Liz Curtis Higgs does a wonderful job painting a picture of the characters and settings in her writing. I read this book for a few hours one evening and finished it by the next afternoon. It was quite enjoyable! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. (And I'm excited to say that I just selected the first book, Here Burns My Candle, for review next. If that was available before, I must have missed it. Anyway, I'll be posting a review of that one soon!)