Book Description from Back Cover: 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.
My Thoughts: I love this book. It is very well written and I love the story line. The characters were a little confusing to me at first, but it didn't take long to get them figured out. My favorite character is, Lady Elizabeth. She is so sweet and so brave and I truly enjoyed her. It was fun trying to read the words the author wrote in the Scottish dialect and trying to imagine how they would sound. That just added another fun element to the book. I also enjoyed the fact that this novel is loosely based on the book of Ruth, one of my favorite books in the Old Testament. As you read the story, you can't miss the similarities. Now I can't wait for the second book in this series to come out so I can see what happens next. I would highly recommend reading this book.
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This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.