If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs Book Review and Give Away

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

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.

Here's a trailer for you to view, if you'd like.

Go to this link if you'd like to purchase a copy of this book:  

Giveaway:  I was given a free copy of this book to give away.  So if you are interested in having a copy of this wonderful book, just leave a comment and a winner will be drawn on Monday, March 29th.  Actually I'll give away 2 copies (the new one and the one I read).
This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.


  1. I just wanted to come by and say Hi. Has been a busy week and I haven't had a chance to read everyone's blogs the way I wanted to. This book looks good, but not my usual genre. I just wanted to post a HELLO to you and wish you a great weekend!

  2. Hey, Cathy~

    I have to say you have had some wonderful books to review, and for that I am THANKFUL! :> )

    Some of these I have never heard of but am thrilled to have read about them here.

    Thanks again!


  3. You are so blessed to be able to read and review all these books. YOu and Kat are the book queens. I so wish that I had more time to read. Oh for those quiet moments. Some day my kids will be older and I will miss the noisy house...right? LOL

  4. Hi Cathy
    Great to catch up with you. Thanks for sharing the beautiful song today. I enjoyed it.
    Hope you are having a good weekend.
    We are 'springing forward' tonight but I hear you you already did!

  5. What a joy to know you read my new novel, Cathy! I am glad the sprinkling of Scots made it fun for you, and am especially happy you bonded with Lady Elisabeth. :) Just now I am busy writing the rest of her story. Look for MINE IS THE NIGHT next Spring. Until then, blessings on you and yours this sacred season...and THANK YOU!


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