Reviewer: Amy Lignor
Title: Mine is the Night
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Release Date: March 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction
Year/Setting: 1740’s/Selkirk, Scotland
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle/Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None/Mild
Violent Content Rating: None/Negligible
Liz's Website: www.lizcurtishiggs.com
It will be no surprise to anyone who reads historical romance that this book is yet another unbelievable story, written by the hand of an author who has over three million copies of her books in print. Ms. Higgs has long been the writer who ‘gifts’ readers with true Scottish locations that are beyond stunning, and characters that - once you meet them - you will never forget.
In this new title, readers meet Elisabeth Kerr. This is a woman of such strength and personal power, that most women crave to have the backbone that Elisabeth possesses. When we begin this story, Elisabeth is just at the point of starting over. She is a new widow; all of her money and property are gone; she is without title; and, oddly enough, is being looked at as a traitor to the crown. The one thing Elisabeth does have is her ability to work with a needle, and her fearless drive to continue despite everything being just about as ‘dark’ as it can get.
Alongside Elisabeth is her mother-in-law. Marjory Kerr is so sick of life at this point that she can barely stand it. Not only is her hope of grandchildren gone, but she has also buried her husband. She has so many regrets that she can barely stomach the future - and the conversations and relationship between mother-in-law and daughter run from the angry to the hysterical.
Enter a man who readers will absolutely love - a man named Jack - who completely overturns Elisabeth’s plans for the future. He could be the ultimate hero she was never even expecting, or he could be a man who simply can’t risk his own reputation by defending those of the Kerr women.
No, there isn’t enough to say about this book or this author. It seems as if every time Ms. Higgs creates a story, she can actually bring that story ‘alive’ on paper. The descriptive passages that set up a scene, the heartfelt emotion that comes from the mouths of her creations - every facet of her writing is a true and utter gift. Enjoy!
Until next time,
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