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Mine Is the Night

Mine Is the Night

(Paperback)

by Liz Curtis Higgs

Language: English

SKU: 2024883

     
 

Publisher:Waterbrook

ISBN-13: 9781400070022



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Description of Mine Is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

Witness the glorious conclusion to the emotional and spiritual journey that began with Here Burns My Candle!

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 and two sons along with 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?

This decidedly Scottish retelling of the biblical love story of Boaz and Ruth transports readers to beautiful eighteenth-century Selkirkshire.
Product: Mine Is the Night
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Binding Type: Paperback
Media Type: Book
Number of Pages: 480
Weight: 0.92 pounds
Length: 8.21 inches
Width: 5.64 inches
Height: 1.24 inches
Publisher: Waterbrook
Publication Date: March 2011
Street Date: 3/15/2011
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5 StarsLove it, love it, LOVE IT!
MINE IS THE NIGHT is an engaging, uplifting, and inspiring tale. And while I think we know the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz, so may not be surprised, Liz makes this story a new adventure of two women who may have lost their titles, but not their nobility of character. And as they make their way in this new world, the neighbors and challenges they meet provide no end of excitement. I was surprised at how often I was on tenterhooks awaiting a resolution. In typical fashion, Liz creates characters I love to spend time with (and hate to leave), places them in a drama as filled with surprising wrinkles as any calico stuffed in my quilt-scraps bag, and plants them deeply in a setting so richly drawn that I feel the dew, wince at the odd sensation of drinking from wooden cups, and soak up the colors of the evening sky. Finishing the book, I feel as if I’ve just returned from a memorable trip—and long to return. So I do. I leisurely wend my way through the story in Selkirkshire and visit the dear companions residing there on my second read in as many weeks. And when I must come away, I carry the air and the inspiration with me always. MINE IS THE NIGHT is a triumph and I could not recommend it more highly!
Published 42 months ago by Mary Kay
5 StarsMagnificent story, captivating from first page!
Mine is the Night, the latest historical fiction by beloved author, Liz Curtis Higgs, is the continuation (and conclusion), of the story which began in Here Burns My Candle. Set in Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders in 1746, it is a superb retelling of the biblical story of the Book of Ruth. Liz is a master storyteller, and her descriptions engage all our senses. From the first page till the last, the reader becomes a part of life in Selkirk and surrounding countryside. Liz has also developed characters so real that they seem like friends. I want to join them for tea! We are involved in the whole gamut of emotions, and I found myself laughing with them, or shedding tears as the story unfolded. (Be sure to keep a box of tissues at hand!) Liz has brought the story alive through the use of Scottish dialogue, and has included a glossary at the back of the book. Her love for all things Scottish, as well as her attention to historical details, add a rich dimension. I love how Liz uses the thoughts of the characters to take us behind the scenes. We are left in no doubt as to what they are thinking. Her use of Scripture flows, and is always appropriate for the situation. An epigraph (quote at the beginning of each chapter) is perfectly suited to what follows. Although the story is set in 1746 Scotland, and based on the ancient Book of Ruth, the truths are timeless - betrayal, deception, regret, hope, redemption, forgiveness, restoration, love, and joy. These are elements to which we can relate. In this tender story, we see evidence of God at work, bringing about change and transformation in the human heart. Even as the love story unfolds in Mine is the Night, we can see that behind it all is the portrayal of our Kinsman-Redeemer, the One who alone can transform our hearts. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. For those familiar with Liz's writing, I believe you will find this book her best fiction to date! I look forward to all that is to follow!
Published 42 months ago by Lynn McCallum
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