Thursday, March 25, 2010

Here Burns My Candle Review and Giveaway!

A mother who cannot face her future.
A daughter who cannot escape her past.

Lady Elisabeth Kerr is a keeper of secrets. A Highlander by birth and a Lowlander by marriage, she honors the auld ways, even as doubts and fears stir deep within her.
Her husband, Lord Donald, has secrets of his own, well hidden from the household, yet whispered among the town gossips.
His mother, the dowager Lady Marjory, hides gold beneath her floor and guilt inside her heart. Though her two abiding passions are maintaining her place in society and coddling her grown sons, Marjory’s many regrets, buried in Greyfriars Churchyard, continue to plague her.
One by one the Kerr family secrets begin to surface, even as bonny Prince Charlie and his rebel army ride into Edinburgh in September 1745, intent on capturing the crown.
A timeless story of love and betrayal, loss and redemption, flickering against the vivid backdrop of eighteenth-century Scotland, Here Burns My Candle illumines the dark side of human nature, even as hope, the brightest of tapers, lights the way home.

Author Bio:

LIZ CURTIS HIGGS is the author of twenty-seven books with three million copies in print, including: her best-selling historical novels, Thorn in My Heart, Fair Is the Rose, Christy Award-winner Whence Came a Prince, and Grace in Thine Eyes, a Christy Award finalist; My Heart’s in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland, an armchair travel guide to Galloway; and her contemporary novels, Mixed Signals, a Rita Award finalist, and Bookends, a Christy Award finalist. Visit the author’s extensive website at www.lizcurtishiggs.com.

My Review - I love historical fictions, especially anything Scottish. Although this book is written by a Christian writer and the undertone is Christian I believe if you are a lover of Historical Fiction, you will enjoy this book. I certainly did.

The characters are written very well, very round. I wanted to dislike a character but I just couldn't. I love the fact that her characters are modeled after people in the Bible. It adds more layers. I admit it's been awhile since I read one of Liz Curtis Higgs books but I will certainly pick up more. I really enjoyed this and will be recommending this for my local book club.

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Disclosure - A product was given for review for my honest opinion, no other compensation


34 comments:

Liz Curtis said...

Mandie, you win for BEST BLOG NAME EVER! Love it. You also wrote a winner of a review. Thanks SO much for taking time in your busy life to read HERE BURNS MY CANDLE. Look for the rest of the story this time next year with MINE IS THE NIGHT. Until then, hope you have a lovely Spring!

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