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Monday, March 22, 2010

Here Burns My Candle Blog Tour and GIVE AWAY!

Yes, I have another book to giveaway!  I am soo excited about this one, too.  But first...

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

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.

My Opinion:

I loved this book!  Oh my goodness.  I couldna' put it doon!  The characters were enthralling and the storyline beautiful and heartwrenching.  I was hooked from the first page and was crying on the last.  I have long been a fan of Liz Curtis Higgs' work and was not disappointed by this one. 

I had so much fun reading the Scottish words sprinkled throughout and would try to guess them based on their context.  Sometimes I was right and sometimes not!  When I wasn't sure, there was a Scottish Glossary in the back for help.  I have been using Scottish words for the last week and giggling each and every time.  :)  These characters have become dear and my only complaint is that I have to wait until 2011 to find out what happens to them.  Let me tell you, that will be a long wait!

If you like Historical Fiction, I highly recommend this book.  AND  I am gladly giving a copy away to one lucky person.  If you want this book, just leave a comment and you will be entered.  I will draw a name on Sunday.  Good luck!

This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.


Lisa said...

Pick me! It sounds really good!!!

Sheri said...

Sounds like a good book. Enter me for the drawing. I'm looking for some new books to read.


Gigi Lynn said...

I love Scottish historical fiction! Please enter me! Thank you!

Megan said...

ooh, i want a copy!!

Karla said...

I love to read historical fiction. Pick me and I'll share with Lisa after I'm done with it!! lol

chillywilly said...

pick me, pick me