Monday, November 14, 2011

Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

Mine is the Night is a great Christian romance set in 18th century Scotland.  It is a story of riches and titles lost and how these 2 women and their poor cousin learn to live and love and trust again.  It is the end of the war and the jacobite cause has lost.  Marjory has lost her husband, both her sons, her title and the riches that go with it.  Most of all she has lost her beloved home and now with Elizabeth her widowed daughter in law she must go and beg to live with a poor cousin, Anne.  Anne has been ignored by her wealthy relatives but takes them in to live in her one room home.  Marjory and Elizabeth Kerr learn that when all is lost they must trust in the Lord.  They learn what true loyalty is and find friendships among those poor that had been previously rejected.  They learn who can be trusted and loved.  The three women find that love of family does not depend on monetary values but what is inside themselves.  They find strength in themselves and each other then they find the love of  a good Christian man.
I liked the way that this book tells a little of the Scottish poor of the 18th century.  So many of historical romance books tell of only the rich and though this one also tells of the rich the poor are the major focus characters.  I also liked that there was a Scottish glossary in the back of the book to help with understanding the language differences of the times and the country.  Great book.  It reads quickly and keeps the reader interested by all the turns of the story.  Not just a good romance a good story.
I recieved this book from Waterbook Multnomah Publishing for this review.

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