Mine is the Night
By Liz Curtis Higgs
Historical fiction is one of my favorite genre’s to read. Liz Curtis Higgs has a real way of writing so that as a reader, you connect with the characters and the places of her stories. In this book, I was carried away to eighteenth century Scotland and immersed in the language, customs and celebrations of its people.
Elizabeth Kerr, newly widowed, displaced and without title, accompanies her mother in law to Selkirk seeking refuge and a chance to rebuild a life for herself. Elizabeth is quite talented with a needle and is unafraid of the work that will be required of her to support her family. So much loss and betrayal have left Elizabeth and Marjory with broken hearts and lives in peril. They find help and hope in Lord Jack Buchanan, a wealthy, retired navy man.
Although it took me awhile to become really invested in these characters and the story, it did happen. The care and love of Elizabeth, Marjory and Annie for each other was inspiring. The lessons of family and loyalty were strong and uplifting. I really enjoyed the Scottish influence. It was so good, so satisfying to read a happy ending for all. That is just the way I like things to end.
This is a Christian based fiction book. There was no profanity or sexual content.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review.