Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Here Burns My Candle ~ Book Review

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 18th century Scotland, Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs, illuminates the dark side of human nature, even as hope, the brightest of tapers lights the way home.

If you love historical fiction, especially from Scotland, you will love this book as you get lost in the language of that time period. I felt as if I was completely transported back in time to witness the events from above and would highly recommend this book.

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book to review for WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers. If you would like more information on this book and where to purchase a copy, please click on the link below.



Andrea said...

Just dropped in to let you know I am praying for you. Hugs, andrea

PS: I hope Steve will keep us all posted.

Denise said...

Praying for you, and loving you my friend.

Jane In The Jungle said...

This will be on my list when I hit Books A Million Thursday night.

And I'm with Andrea, will Steve keep us posted?? And you will be getting a surprise whn you get home!!!

Mari said...

I've read a few reviews on this book and they are all positive. I love her books, so I'm sure I would like it.
Praying for you, as the day gets closer.

Sandra said...

I loved this book, I couldn't put it down :)

Glad to know you liked it too.

I'm thinking of you and praying for you for Thursday, I hope your husband will come in an give us a quick update of how it went and how you're doing :)


Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Kat,

My prayers are with you sweet friend. I just left a comment for you in your posting before this one. Please go there to read it. I went to Steve's site and placed your button on my sidebar.

If you get a chance, would you e-mail me your mailing address?

Love you,