Have I said lately how much I love to read?
No?! Silly me! I really, really, really love to read.
And I love it when Multnomah sends me books to review, especially when they're by one of my very favorite authors, like Liz Curtis Higgs. I don't think that book had any opportunity to enjoy being out of the envelope before I devoured 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.
Here's my take:
She's done it again! If you're a fan of L.C.H., then you know what I mean. If you haven't read any of her stories, you're in for a treat.
Like in her other historical fiction novels, she's picked a Bible story, placed it in 18th century Scotland and fleshed it all out for her reader's enjoyment. I'm trying not to spill the beans on which story it is, although it might be easy to figure out if you think about it long enough.
Liz Curtis Higgs makes her characters real and believable. There are character issues, personality traits, weaknesses and strengths, as they develop their relationship with God. You get attached to them, almost feeling like they are people you know, or maybe even you.
This book does all of this!
I love the characters, the setting, the time period, the way she adapted the story.
Here's the problem, though. I'm always disappointed when the book is over.
Who are some of your favorite Christian authors? your favorite Christian books?
This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah. You may purchase it here.