Friday, March 26, 2010

Here Burns My Candle

Liiz Curtis Higgs is back with a new novel, Here Burns My Candle. I have done a Bible Study by Higgs, but never read any of her fiction so I was excited for the opportunity to read this book. I also love Historical Fiction.

She takes you on a journey to Scotland in her newest novel. The two main characters Lady Marjory and her daughter-in-law Lady Elisabeth tell the story that is full of family secrets. Many other characters come into the story, but the story is mainly told from Marjory and Elisabeth.

It is written in Scottish language. That was a little difficult to get used to in the beginning. However there is a Scottish Glossary in the back of the book that helps.

Thank you Waterbrook Multnomah for an opportunity to read and review this book. This is Liz Curtis Higgs' first novel in four years and it is worth the read.

Here is a little more about the book. To purchase the book, go here.

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.

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