Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

From the Back Cover:

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 hope is often found in 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.

My Review:

What a wonderful conclusion to Here Burns My Candle. As soon as I finished Her Burns My Candle I just knew I had to read the sequel and boy it did not disappoint. I loved every minute of it. This second book follows the second half of the biblical book of Ruth set in historic Scotland. This book picked up right after the first one so I would highly recommend reading the first book before this one.

The book is long (464 pages) but an excellent read. Liz Curtis Higgs does a great job at setting the scene and making it feel like the reader is right there in the story. Her historical detail is beyond excellence. I am convinced she is not only a writer but a historian also, her passion for history of Scotland shines through this book as well as the firsts.

This is the perfect book for anyone who loves Scotland's history, being transported to another place and age, or just enjoy an excellent story!

* I received this book from Waterbrook Press through there blogging for books program!

1 comment:

  1. You won a Liz book on Overcoming Through Time, too, Jen! The audio version is my top audio book of the year for 2011. Blessings!