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.
Then a worthy hero steps forward, rekindling a spark of hope. Will he risk his reputation to defend two women labeled as traitors to the Crown? Or will a wealthy beauty, untainted by scandal, capture his affections?
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 in eighteenth-century Scotland.
Although I had not read the prequel to this book, Here Burns My Candle, I was intrigued by the story of Mine is the Night. Inspired by Ruth and Boaz, Mine is the Night, tells the store of Elisabeth Kerr as she seeks to make her way in Scotland and overcome the past.
The attention to details of the historical setting of Scotland, the mindset of that time, the emotions of the characters were wonderful. As you step into the pages of this book, you are immediately taken into the dreary rain as the Kerr women step out of their carriage to be interrogated. The emotion comes through so vividly. Not only was it historically accurate, but it portrayed a beautiful love story that touches the heart.
Ms. Higgs does an outstanding job of drawing her readers in to this story of redemption. So beautifully done. I will be getting the prequel, Here Burn My Candle, as I want more details of the beginning of the Elisabeth’s journey. I highly recommend Mine is the Night for those who love historical fiction that is beautifully accurate and are touched by a sweet love story.
**Disclaimer: As a participant in Blogging For Books, WaterBrook Multnomah provided me a complimentary copy of this book for review. No compensation was made. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.