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About the Book:
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.
About the Author:
Liz Curtis Higgs has been telling tales since she attempted her first novel–handwritten in a marble notebook–at the tender age of ten. Successful careers in broadcasting, public speaking, nonfiction writing, and children’s books honed Liz’s storytelling talents, bringing her back to her first love–writing fiction–at the turn of the 21st century.
A gifted speaker, Liz Curtis Higgs has presented more than 1,500 inspirational programs for audiences in all 50 United States as well as Germany, England, Canada, Ecuador, France, and Scotland. In 1995, Liz received the highest award in professional speaking, the “Council of Peers Award for Excellence,” becoming one of only forty women in the world named to the CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame by the National Speakers Association.
On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill share their 19th-century farmhouse in Kentucky with their two teenagers, Matt and Lilly, and too many cats. For more about Liz, visit her Web site: www.LizCurtisHiggs.com.
Being new to Liz Curtis Higgs books, I am pleased that I was able to have the chance to read this book. It’s a story based on the Biblical times in the book of Ruth, and has both fact and fiction woven throughout. I was immediately captured by this, and transported back in time to historical Scotland, hearing the Scottish dialect and seeing the Scottish dresses worn by the Lady’s. I felt a part of Scotland while reading this book of historical secrets and romance. It’s got a twist of suspense added to the works, making this a remarkably written, powerful story of another place in time.
Liz’s talent is amazing. She really put forth wonderful a wonderful story with amazing characters, that become more than friends, they’re like family. The research that was put into this book for that factual areas was incredible and really shines through the words. As with a lot of books I have read lately, I can’t just pick one character as my favorite or that I can relate to most. All the characters are beautifully created and have faced certain struggles that I can relate to in some way.
Here Burns My Candle is an amazing 5 star story that I highly recommend. You will feel the powerful story pull you in and capture you and you won’t want to put the book down! I didn’t! Added bonus to this book are the beautiful cover, a map in the front of the story’s Scottish town, Edinburgh, and a wonderful glossary of Scottish dialect in the back. I am truly looking forward to the release of the Kerr family’s continuing journey, Mine is the Night in Spring 2011, as I am sure it will be packed full of more bonuses and the amazing talent of Liz Curtis Higgs!
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