Thursday, June 23, 2011
Mine is the Night: A Page Turning Tale That May Steal Your Nights!
When I saw that Francine Rivers (my favorite modern historical fiction author) recommended Mine is the Night, I was more than eager to read it. Miss Rivers is well-known for her historical accuracy, compelling stories, and thought-provoking works of literary art. So, it seems, is Liz Curtis Higgs.
Mine is the Night is a book that won't disappoint. It may certainly keep you up late at night reading its pages. It's the 2nd in a series but it stands alone. I didn't read the first book (yet) and still thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's nice and long (a good 450 pages), flows quickly, has plots that twist and turn with a dash of mystery and wonderment, and it's essentially the story of Ruth and Boaz set in 18th century Scotland. You won't only read a love story of redemption and forgiveness, you'll also learn a great deal about the Jacobite Revolts, King George, Scottish brogue, and other Scottish history.
I've found another author who can hold a candle to Francine Rivers.... and that isn't something easily done, my bonny leddies!
Read the first chapter here... but I'm warning you, if you do, you might just have to click "Add to Cart". Oh, and if you're a cat lover this book will be even more endearing to you! The wonderful cat in this book had me reminiscing about and longing for my Bobcat, who I had to give up some years ago. Miss Higgs weaves a story that seems real and is very touching. Soon enough, I'll have my hands on Here Burns My Candle and you can be sure you'll be seeing it here!
This book was provided for me by Waterbrook Press in exchange for a thoughtful and honest review.