HE 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 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.
When more than one worthy hero steps forward to woo Elisabeth, she makes a bold choice, then must confess her heart’s desire. Will he refuse her out of pride, or surrender to her love? 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 amid the velvet landscape of eighteenth-century Scotland.
I adored this book, which should come as no surprise since I have loved everything penned by Liz Curtis Higgs. This sweeping saga retelling the story of Ruth in Naomi that began in Here Burns My Candle sadly comes to a conclusion in this book. I say sadly because I have grown to adore the characters and will miss accompanying them on the journey to new hope.
Liz has an uncanny talent for transporting the truth of biblical stories into a historical setting with a fictional storyline without compromising the integrity or losing the spiritual tenets of the story. Her books do not replace the priority of reading the biblical account-instead they supplement and add substance of my personal devotional life.
This was a leisurely read, not intended to be blasted through to get to the end; instead, I took a lingering stroll through Scotland’s history and absorb the nuance of every word, the earthy scent of the rolling hills, and the poignancy of the tale. Historical fiction at its best!
**A copy of this book was supplied by the publisher for review purposes**