Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Book Review & Giveaway!!! Here Burns My Candle

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, flichering 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.

I have read a lot of Liz Curtis Higgs' books and am always anxiously awaiting a new one. This one doesn't disappoint! The tale is rich with wonderful characters that you care about and, of course, it's set in Scotland. I, being Scottish myself, love all things Scottish and so this just adds more interest for me. Liz always researches well for her books and you feel lke you are right there with the characters living their lives with them.

Each turn of the page brings more delight and intrigue and you wonder what will happen next to these wonderful characters. Some are more likeable than others, but you still want to turn that next page to see what happens. The story was really excellent and I highly recommend it.

You can purchase the books here.

This book was provided to me for review by WaterBrook Multnomah

Okay, here's the exciting part. I have ONE copy to give away to someone!! Here's what you need to do to win it.

First, write a comment at the end of this post. This will get you one entry.

Become a follower of my blog to get a second entry for a chance at winning the book. Be sure and leave me another entry telling me that you're a follower.

For a third entry, mention this giveaway on your blog and come back and write a comment with the link to your blog post.

This book is SO good, you're gonna want to win it!!

I will pick a winner on Monday, March 29. It's vital that you have an email or a way for me to contact you if you win, so be sure and leave that information in your comment.

God bless you - Julie


  1. Okay...so this is exactly the kind of book that I love to read! So I am entering your contest :)

    Have a blessed day Julie...

  2. http://afistfullofdandelions.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-dear-sweet-friend-julie-is-having.html

    I am hoping that this enters me 3 times since I am already your follower??? If not, that is ok...

    Love you!

  3. I am already a follower so put me in twice!!! I love a good book in the summer time!


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