Liz Curtis Higgs‘ has the wonderful ability to bring to life characters, emotions and the stories of the Bible. This was no different. The depths of despair (thank you Anne Shirley) of their situation was so vivid and I caught a glimpse of what it might have been like for Ruth and her mother-in-law.
And set upon the backdrop of beautiful Scotland…I mean what could go wrong with this book?
Then there’s LORD JACK BUCHANAN. Stop, just stop.
She lost everything she loved. He had everything she needed. But could she find the courage to trust him?
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.
Higgs’ has an incrdible gift of writing and if you’re looking for some Scottish and Biblical history, look no further than these two.