Monday, March 22, 2010

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs Tour



About the Book:

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 turns to the auld ways, desperate to conceal a generations-old scandal that taints her family's name.

Her husband, Lord Donald, has secrets of his own, well hidden from the household, yet whispered among the town gossips. Elisabeth cannot--must not--discover the truth, or all will be ruined.

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.

About the Author:

Liz Curtis Higgs has been telling tales since she attempted her first novel--handwritten in a marble notebook--at the tender age of ten. Award-winning careers in radio broadcasting, public speaking, nonfiction writing, and children's books honed Liz's storytelling talents, bringing her back to her first love, writing fiction.

She is the author of 27 books, with more than 3 million copies in print. Her fiction to date includes two contemporary novels, one novella, and five historical novels, among them her bestseller, Thorn in My Heart.

 
My Review:
 
I LOVED this book.The author tells the story of Ruth and Naomi in such a way that it grabs hold and doesn't let go until the last word!  It however only covers the first 18 verses of Ruth, and I want more, more, more. The sequel will be out in 2011. The Scottish terms were a surprise but there is a glossary to help. Most of it can be deciphered in the text though.
Do not be turned off by the length of over 450 pages or the fact that it is an historical. Here Burns My Candle is a timeless, can't-put-it-down novel you'll love til the last word.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
* I was sent this book to give an honest review and was not paid for my review *
You can purchase the book at waterbrookmultomah.com .