Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Book Review - Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

this is the latest book i've read for a review and it was pretty good it shocked me at how long it was at first glance. but i did enjoy reading it. when i started it and all through it the scottish terms were really kind of hard to get i wish the glossary was in the front instead of in the back.

when i started the book it seemed to move sort of slow at least just for me but i can tend to be picky about books. but as i got into it then it really started to draw me in. the main character elizabeth was pretty amazing just the way she carried herself in the book was something kind of inspiring. all in all i did like the book it just took a little bit for it to get to the point where i didn't want to put it down. here is the summary i hope you will pick it up and read it :)

"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."

This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.


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