HERE BURNS MY CANDLE
LIZ CURTIS HIGGS
- Pub. Date: March 2010
- Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
- ISBN-13: 9781400070015
- ISBN: 1400070015
From the Publisher
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.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS A PERSONAL BUY!!
HERE BURNS MY CANDLE by Liz Curtis Higgs is a wonderfully written inspirational historical fiction set in 1745 Edinburgh,Scotland. It is written with depth,details,historical facts and dialog of the period. It is based on the Biblical characters Naomi and Ruth. A Scottish tale of love,forgiveness,loss,grief, secrets,faith,challenges,betrayal, love,redemption,and finding your faith. It is full of Scottish lore,history,beliefs,and has a gut-wrenching plot. Like Naomi and Ruth in the Bible, Marjory(Naomi) and Elizabeth(Ruth),lose everything,have many secrets and must cope with lost and betrayal. This is a wonderfully written story based on Biblical characters,but set during 18th Century Scotland,during a time of turmoil and danger. It captured my attention from the beginning,detailing the characters,and has a gut-wrenching heartbreaking,get out of town finish. If you enjoy historical,Scottish lore,the old tales Scottland than you will enjoy this one also.This was a beautifully written story of Biblical and Scottish history woven together in an amazing inspirationsl story of love and betrayal.A truly MUST READ for all historical fans.This was a personal buy,but details can be find at WaterBrook Press, The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group and My Book Addiction and More.
**Look for the conclusion “MINE IS THE NIGHT” coming in March 2011**
REVIEWED BY: April Renn