Tuesday, March 23, 2010

{Here Burns My Candle} + a giveaway!

A mother who cannot face her future.

A daughter who cannot escape her past.

Here Burns My Candle
by Liz Curtis Higgs

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 thoroughly enjoyed Here Burns My Candle. And no, I'm not just saying that.
The words are beautifully written, aptly portraying the struggles of the characters. Set during the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite uprising, it speaks of the trial of choosing sides, sending loved ones to war, and being outcast by choices made. It tells of love and faithfulness in the face of hurt and disloyalty. It shows the sacrifices made to protect those you love. Though there is much sadness in the life of the Kerrs, there is also the glimmer of hope.
I would reccomend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, or just appreciates a good story.

Would you like to read this book?
Leave a comment telling me why this story interests you, and you'll be entered to win a copy of Here Burns My Candle.

Extra entries if you are a follower of The Sweetest Petunia, or if you tweet/blog about the giveaway!
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I will randomly choose a winner and announce it next Tuesday morning. Please leave your email address so I can contact you!

{US only, please}

Two copies of this book were provided for review + giveaway by WaterBrook Multnomah.


Mandy England said...

It sounds really interesting, and I love historical fiction. So, yes, I do believe I would like to read it :]


Mandy England said...

I follow you :]


Liz Curtis Higgs said...

Oh, my. Your comments about Here Burns My Candle are definitely the SWEETEST words I've heard this morning, Jacky! Thanks so much for reading my novel and for sharing your kind thoughts. Blessings on you, this Easter season and always!

Lucy Marie said...

I love Historical Fiction so I would love to give this book a read!

Lucy Marie said...

I am also a follower.

Katy said...

Oh, I LOVE Liz Curtis Higgs' books! She is a fantastic story teller! I have heard her speak, as well, and totally enjoy her! I think this book would be a wonderful read and I would really enjoy it!

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Katy said...

I am already a blog follower! :)

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