Friday, March 26, 2010

Here Burns My Candle Review and Giveaway!



Here Burns My Candle
by Liz Curtis Higgs

It’s been 4 years since Liz Curtis Higgs’s last novel, and she’s made good use of that time studying Scottish history and the Scriptures. And now she offers a retelling of the beloved Old Testament story of Ruth and Naomi set in 18th Century Scotland. Visit the Lowlands in
Here Burns My Candle.

*This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.*
Book:
Here Burns My Candle
Author:
Liz Curtis Higgs
Summary:
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 http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/.
MY TAKE:
This was a fantastic book. I recently read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, and it is now my all time favorite. The reason I mention that is because this book is almost as much of a page turner as Redeeming Love was. It has an excellent plot. One that keeps you guessing. It keeps you intrigued with the story...and you become very "close" to the characters. It is also VERY authentic. You can tell that Liz Curtis Higgs has done her homework on 1700 Scotland. If there is anything negative that I can say about it, it is just that....the Scottish verbage. It is SO authentic...which is GREAT....but it is also very hard for someone like myself, to follow that verbage. The only time that verbage is used is during conversations with the highlanders....but when they do speak "Scottish", I often find myself having to reread the lines a couple times to get the jist of what they are saying. That would be my only gripe...but even that isn't enough to me to say that it isn't a good book....because it was FANTASTIC! I would HIGHLY recommend this book to ANYBODY!!
GIVEAWAY:
Waterbrook Multnomah has graciously given me a copy of this book to giveaway to one lucky winner.
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