Friday, April 29, 2011

Mine Is The Night

Here Burns My Candle was my first introduction to Liz Curtis Higgs and her amazing abilities...while I have since devoured most everything she has written, I was so very excited to get this book copy in the mail.

Picking up where she left off in HBMC, Liz  immediately sweeps us back into the world of Elisabeth and her mother-in-law, Marjory Kerr.  Now moved back to Selkirk (Marjory's hometown and the birthplace of Elisabeth's dead husband), the women find themself trying to live on no money and in confined quarters. 

I found myself falling in love with them all over again and enjoying the introductions to a bunch of new faces.  Although I "know" the storyline that this is based from (the Bible's book of Ruth), I couldn't help but get nervous and wonder as they story-line played out...and with Liz's ability to paint a picture with her words, it all played out as a movie in my mind...each and every scene vivid and real.

I love Liz's ability to create characters that seem so real and known by us readers...but also how she is careful to show reverence towards the orginial Bible stories she pulls from.   Complete with a couple budding romances, a bit of trouble in making it all come together and hearts bent on being the women God called them to ... this book was a perfect ending to the story began in last year's HBMC.

I finished this book with a joy for the places each character found themselves, a sadness that their stories were complete for my reading mind and a hunger to go back and re-read Ruth's story.  And if it wasn't clear before, I am a die-hard fan of this amazing author :)

**WaterBrook Multnomah provided me this book for review purposes & is allowing me to keep this title once finished. I get no other compensation...other than the chance to fill my heart and soul with an excellent read. :) **

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