by Liz Curtis Higgs
Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah
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 my first Liz Curtis Higgs novel. WOW is the first word that comes to mind. There is a lot of attention to detail in this story without being overwhelming. It added so much to the time and situations surrounding the lives of those in Edinburgh.
At first it was so hard to accept the failings of the characters in the story. The desire to strangle Lady Marjory, but understanding how she is the way she is. Donald, ugh, Donald...is it wrong to hope a character gets what's coming to him right from the get-go? Lady Elisabeth made me want to give her a shake to shake from her ignorance and on the other hand scared me because of her ways of worship. Then there were the characters that were scattered throughout the story who each in their own way added a strength.
Here Burns My Candle honestly compels you to read til the very end. I was hooked by Liz's writing on page one. She entwines you in the lives of these characters that have you celebrating and mourning with each passing moment. This is definitely a must-read novel!
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 http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/.
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