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 REVIEW:

IN this book, we step back into Scotland in 1745 and meet a mother and her 2 sons and their wives living in one house. It is a heated time politically and that crosses over to the household because Lady Elisabeth is a Highlander by birth and now a Lowlander by marriage. When the Highlanders invade the Lowland tensions are high. Elisabeth is pulling for them and eventually that crosses over to the family.

It’s really  a very interesting concept – to take a biblical story like Naomi and Ruth and put it into an entirely different place and time and see what happens….it’s a  timeless story of love and betrayal, loss and redemption.  You have to have a genuine love for historical fiction..so if you like historical fictions, it’s the perfect book for you..

.I wasn’t able to get in this one. Somewhere between the Scottish words and the many characters, I was lost. Though I am fond of historical fictions, I couldn’t follow this one set in that time (18th century).

If you would like to read the first chapter of Here Burns My Candle, go HERE.

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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 www.lizcurtishiggs.com.

You can purchase the book online here:http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781400070015

Thanks Elizabeth@ WaterbrookMultnomah for the book..

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