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Mine Is the Night

1 rating: 4.0
A novel by Liz Curtis Higgs

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 … see full wiki

Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Date Published: March 15, 2011
ISBN: 978-1400070022
1 review about Mine Is the Night

Enjoyable historical novel set in Scotand after bonny Prince Charlie insurrection

  • Apr 27, 2011
Rating:
+4
"Mine Is the Night" is a Christian historical (with several romances in it) set in 1746 in Scotland right after the bonny Prince Charlie insurrection was defeated. This is the second and last novel in the series, but you don't have to read the first novel to understand this one. However, if you read this one first, it will spoil some major events in "Here Burns My Candle."

The characters were engaging, complex, and had realistic struggles. Marjory struggled with her sudden poverty, the realization of wrongs she's done, and the fallout of her wrong political alliances (in the previous book). Elizabeth struggled with trusting men with her heart since, in her experience, men don't stay faithful to their wives.

The historical aspects covered the politics of the time down to the details of everyday life and manners. These interesting details were woven into the story creating a somewhat slower pacing typical of historical novels. The ending was very satisfying (though you can guess what's coming because the story is loosely based on Ruth 1:19-4:17).

The main characters were Christians. They prayed for help and guidance, praised God for His blessings, and thought about Scripture (mainly Psalms that they'd memorized) and how it applied to their situation.

Some Scottish words were used in the novel, but I never had a problem figuring out what was meant. However, there was a glossary in the very back for those who need it. There was no bad language. There were no sex scenes. Overall, I'd recommend it as a well-written, enjoyable novel.

I received this book as a review copy from the publisher as part of the FIRST Wild Card Tour.

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