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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Book Review: Mine Is The Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

I just finished reading the novel, Mine Is The Night by Liz Curtis Higgs the best selling author of Here Burns My Candle. The novel is 447 pages long and includes both a Reader's Guide and a Sottish Glossary of words used throughout the book. This novel is a paperback book and retails for $14.99.

Newly widowed Elisabeth Kerr must start her life over in a strange place with no husband, title, property, or fortune, and the stain of her husnand's betrayal to the King following her. She is not afraid of hard work and is very skillful at sewing but now she needs to mend her broken heart and life that has been torn apart. She is not alone either. He mother-in-law Marjory has had to bury her husband, sons, and her title. She has to depend upon a distant relative with very little resources and Marjory dreads her future and regrets her past. A wealthy man becomes aquainted with Elisabeth. Will he be willing to risk his reputation to defend two women labeled as traitors to the crown? Will the Kerr women find happiness through their faith and trust? Can they put their pasts behind them and look towards their futures?

I very much enjoyed reading this novel. Historical Fiction is one of my favorite types of books to read. The pace of the story was fantastic and kept me reading long after I should have put the book down. It is a very similar story to one you will find in the Book of Ruth about Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz. Elisabeth is given the opportunity to return to her own family after her husband's death, but instead ventures into the unknown with no money, security, or place to live to look after her mother-in-law. The characters are very well developed and you have the opportunity to see them change and grow throughout the story. You can relate to each of the characters and the situations they are going through. The descriptions of the settings makes you feel as though you are right in the story with the main characters. There is an amazing dedication to detail in this book . Of course, you are always hoping for the happy ending even as the plot twists and turns and you are not entirely sure of the outcome. Although I was very pleased with the ending, I was very sad to see their story end. I definitely would recommend especially to adult woman looking for a great story with a happy ending.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.
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