FACE THE NIGHT – Lani Forbes – Explore Faith

A thrilling and creative experience.

By Lani Forbes ‧ RELEASE DATE: Aug. 15, 2023

Catriona Macgregor is a 17-year-old girl living in the Ordonian Empire who is on the run from Baron William Caldwell. Nine years ago, he killed her parents in order to gain access to their land and its aurium, a powerful metal given to humans by the Fallen Saint. To avoid capture, she joined a gang of robbers and took the alias Black Cat Whitfield. However, she has now been caught by the sheriff and is being brought back home to Saint’s Landing. Catriona must reclaim her family’s land before it is forfeited to Caldwell, so she goes undercover as a governess to his daughter, enlisting the help of her former friend, Adrian, his son.

The novel is set in a world that evokes the history of missionary and settler expansion into the American West. It has a steady pace, entertaining characters, and an enjoyable plot. It also explores themes such as greed and vengeance, but at its core, it is a story about faith. Catriona must confront her fears and accept her destiny with grace and grit. The main characters are cued white, while the supporting cast is racially diverse.

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Pub Date: Aug. 15, 2023
ISBN: 9798212030915

Page Count: 335
Publisher: Blackstone

Review Posted Online: June 21, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 2023