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SHE LOST EVERYTHING SHE LOVED. HE HAD EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED. BUT COULD SHE FIND THE COURAGE TO TRUST HIM? Stepping from a battered coach on a rainy ... Show synopsis

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MaryBethWrites

A story of love and faithfulness

by MaryBethWrites on Mar 23, 2011

Scotland, spring, 1746 has proven to be a dangerous time for those with Jacobite leanings. Elizabeth Kerr knows only too well how deadly the world can be. Her husband, Lord Donald Kerr and his brother Andrew have perished in battle, fighting for the Jacobite cause. Lady Marjory Kerr, her widowed mother-in-law, has been stripped of title, land and income. Now Elizabeth and Marjory flee Edinburgh, seeking sanctuary with a distant cousin in Selkirk. So opens ?Mine is the Night,? Liz Curtis Higgs? follow-up to ?Here Burns My Candle.? The gripping story spins the story of the two women as they struggle to survive under the constant threat of exposure as traitors to the Crown. Such an event would lead to dire punishment, possibly even death. With no income and no trade, how can two gentlewomen make a way under such conditions? ?Night? offers a retelling of the Biblical story of Ruth and Naomi set in turbulent 18th Scotland. Elizabeth is a new Christian, converted from the ?auld? Highland ways and finding her way. Marjory seeks her own path as she navigates her new circumstances. Higgs brings us into their hearts and minds with her deft storytelling. The reader cannot help but care about these well-drawn characters. We watch the relationship shift and blossom, realizing the promise given at the conclusion of ?Candle.? When Elizabeth enters the employ of Lord Jack Buchanan as a seamstress, the women find a temporary respite from their financial woes, but what will happen when the job is finished? Other relationships grow as well, including that of Marjory?s cousin Anne with a neighbor. Over all hangs the fear of consequences for the decisions of the past. Readers unfamiliar with Higgs? work will find tools within the book to aid enjoyment. Each chapter begins with a quotation appropriate to the content. The book opens with a map of Selkirk in 1746 to aid in understanding the geography and its importance to the story. A glossary of the Scottish terms used in the book provides clarification of any unfamiliar words, although most can be deciphered in context. Higgs delivers a rich tale, filled with historical detail and believable characters. Her current fans will find their expectations fulfilled. New readers will discover a new author to follow. I recommend ?Mine is the Night? to readers who enjoy historical fiction, romance stories or inspirational writings. Higgs scores in all of those categories, as well as adventure stories.

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Mary Beth Writes

A story of love and faithfulness

by Mary Beth Writes on Mar 23, 2011

Scotland, spring, 1746 has proven to be a dangerous time for those with Jacobite leanings. Elizabeth Kerr knows only too well how deadly the world can be. Her husband, Lord Donald Kerr and his brother Andrew have perished in battle, fighting for the Jacobite cause. Lady Marjory Kerr, her widowed mother-in-law, has been stripped of title, land and income. Now Elizabeth and Marjory flee Edinburgh, seeking sanctuary with a distant cousin in Selkirk. So opens ?Mine is the Night,? Liz Curtis Higgs? follow-up to ?Here Burns My Candle.? The gripping story spins the story of the two women as they struggle to survive under the constant threat of exposure as traitors to the Crown. Such an event would lead to dire punishment, possibly even death. With no income and no trade, how can two gentlewomen make a way under such conditions? ?Night? offers a retelling of the Biblical story of Ruth and Naomi set in turbulent 18th Scotland. Elizabeth is a new Christian, converted from the ?auld? Highland ways and finding her way. Marjory seeks her own path as she navigates her new circumstances. Higgs brings us into their hearts and minds with her deft storytelling. The reader cannot help but care about these well-drawn characters. We watch the relationship shift and blossom, realizing the promise given at the conclusion of ?Candle.? When Elizabeth enters the employ of Lord Jack Buchanan as a seamstress, the women find a temporary respite from their financial woes, but what will happen when the job is finished? Other relationships grow as well, including that of Marjory?s cousin Anne with a neighbor. Over all hangs the fear of consequences for the decisions of the past. Readers unfamiliar with Higgs? work will find tools within the book to aid enjoyment. Each chapter begins with a quotation appropriate to the content. The book opens with a map of Selkirk in 1746 to aid in understanding the geography and its importance to the story. A glossary of the Scottish terms used in the book provides clarification of any unfamiliar words, although most can be deciphered in context. Higgs delivers a rich tale, filled with historical detail and believable characters. Her current fans will find their expectations fulfilled. New readers will discover a new author to follow. I recommend ?Mine is the Night? to readers who enjoy historical fiction, romance stories or inspirational writings. Higgs scores in all of those categories, as well as adventure stories.

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