Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

I had not read the first of this two-book series, so when I began, I had difficulty getting into it. The Scottish brogue also caused me to read much slower than usual. But before long, I was quickly waiting for the next event.

I knew this was a paraphrase of the story of Ruth and Naomi in the Bible, so I watched for pieces of the story. There was enough difference that I had to look carefully, which I enjoyed. Being a writer myself, I like the nuances and added subplots that Ms. Higgs used.

I knew Elizabeth was supposed to marry the rich landowner, so I worried when she almost fell in love with someone else. But not to fear, it came out just as it did in the Bible. The lead character's love and care for her mother-in-law endeared her to me. Since I am also a seamstress, I emphathized with her as she sewed, by hand, all those dresses for the staff at Lord Jack's manor.

This was an excellent book and I did not want it to end. I received this book from Waterbrook Multhomah for my honest review.