Monday, March 22, 2010

Book Review & Give Away ~ Here Burns My Candle

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 

My Thoughts/Review:
When I found out that this book was based on the book of Ruth from the Bible I just knew that I had to read it.  I've been studying Ruth for the last eight weeks with my Small Group ladies and could not wait to read Liz Curtis Higgs interpretation of it.  I am a huge history buff and love reading about life in the 1700's, so this was perfect for me!

From the moment I first picked up the book I was hooked, I saw the tie in to Ruth and Naomi from the beginning and was blessed by how well written this book is.  I love a great fiction book and this one did not disappoint.  The characters are so beautifully written; they are human, flawed, romantic, simple, complex, and some of them are all the above at the same time.

If you are looking for a fantastic historical fiction book to add to your shelf, then this is the one for a matter of fact, if you read on further down in this post, you will see that I am giving one away this week!

A Brief 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
Now, for the REALLY FUN STUFF...I was able to get an extra copy to GIVE AWAY here in Mel's World! 

If you would love to read a great Christian Fiction Novel, then HERE BURNS MY CANDLE is the book for you!

Just leave me a comment on THIS POST to put your name in the hat for the drawing on
Friday, March 26th at 5pm (EST).  

This give away is for US only (sorry to my international friends, but shipping is on me, thanks for understanding).

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Disclaimer: This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah, but the opinions expressed are completely my own.

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