Liz Curtis Higgs is a fantastic writer of fiction books and the best you can get!
I was so excited when i learned that she was writing a new series, but then my excitement was a little dashed by learning that i would have to wait over a year to read it!
But, it’s finally here, and it’s great!
I’m looking forward to seeing where she takes the characters in the next book!
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.
It’s been 4 years since Liz Curtis Higgs ’s last novel, and she’s made good use of that time studying Scottish history and the Scriptures. And now she offers a retelling of the beloved Old Testament story of Ruth and Naomi set in 18th Century Scotland . Visit the Lowlands in Here Burns My Candle.
Check out the book trailer here:
Thanks to waterbrook/multnomah for providing a copy of this book to review.