Monday, March 22, 2010

Here Burns My Candle Review & Giveaway

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

Here Burns My Candle
Liz Curtis Higgs

This book reminds me of those by Michael Phillips. From the opening pages I was swept into Scotland of the mid 17th century. While influenced by the book of Ruth, it is a rich story about a family torn by loyalties to different sides as Edinburgh and Scotland are caught in the middle of a battle to determine who is the rightful king. A story for all who like books set in a different time and place, with a Scottish flair.
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.

Watch the book video:

If you would like to read the first chapter of Here Burns My Candle, go HERE. And leave a comment if you would like a chance to receive a copy of this book. I have one copy to giveaway.


Shana said...

YaY!! I had no idea she had a new book coming out...she is ONE of my favorites to read. Thanks for the heads up :)

Casey said...

I haven't read anything by Liz yet, but I have heard good things about this book. I would love to read it- thanks! :)

BTW, I voted that for your book on the ACFW book club. Hope it wins!!!


Anonymous said...

i would LOVE to read this fabulous book...please count me in...thanks :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

grammyg said...

Please enter me in for the drawing. I have read all her other historical fiction and have loved them. So excited to see a new one-long time coming and can't wait to read.

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to be entered in your giveaway. I love historical fiction, and this one sounds like a great read. Thanks for this chance.


Carole said...

This is a book to die for! I fell in love with Liz when I heard her speak at a women's conference in Louisville many years ago. And while I've used her Bad Girls series for Bible studies, I have yet to read any of her fiction. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy, Cara.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

windycindy said...

I adore the 18th Century setting in Ireland! The time period is fascinating to me and Liz is a
fabulous writer. Many thanks, Cindi

barbjan10 said...

Favorite kind of story, set in another century in a foreign land. I would enjoy losing myself in this book. I've not read anything yet by Liz Curtis Higgs - but I certainly intend to do so. Thanks for the opportunity.

Blessed Be in Christ,
Barb Shelton


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