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Mine Is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs
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Aug 16, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, biblical-fiction
Read in August, 2012

A gentle, historical story about a young Jacobite widow and her widowed mother-in-law trying to survive after being denounced as traitors by King George. I'd hesitate to call it a historical romance, because although that does certainly feature in the story it's not the entire point - the point is the character development, the changes in each as they have to accept their new social ranking and struggle to make their way together, rather than alone, in changed circumstances.

No longer Lady Kerr, Marjory resorts to selling her last jewellery and even metal cutlery to get herself and her daughter-in-law Elisabeth to the relative safety of Selkirk. Once there, they will have to survive on their own, or by begging the charity of family.

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And although technically this is listed as book 2, it stands very firmly on its own.
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