Monday, March 22, 2010

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs Book Give Away


How do you enter for the book give away?
Simply leave a comment with a way for me to contact you. I'll do a drawing for the book and send it to the drawing winner :-) ~Angie


Angie's Take: 
When Lady Elsabeth's story first unfolded, I was afraid it would be an exact rendition of Ruth and Naomi. But I hadn't read much by this author. I thought I'd figure out every twist and turn in the plot and be, well, bored. Silly, silly me! I've been ensconced in this lovely book, the rich world Liz Curtis Higgs created, and the fear of discovery that Lady Elizabeth battles. Another issue I didn't expect to find was how closely the heroine's desire to do the right thing by her natural family and her in-laws expectations mirrors women's relational difficulties down through history. A beautiful and inspiring book for the intricate relationships we live today, our conflicting loyalties, and the gorgeous glimpse back into history! Just love it!


Summary:  
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 ScotlandHere Burns My Candle illumines the dark side of human nature, even as hope, the brightest of tapers, lights the way home.

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Author Bio:
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 HeartFair 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 www.lizcurtishiggs.com.
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