Here Burns My Candle

Here Burns My Candle

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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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 Kerrnbsp;familynbsp;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.
Publisher: Colorado Springs : Waterbrook Press, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400070015
Branch Call Number: FIC Higgs 9254tv 1
FIC Higgs 9254ul 1
Characteristics: 467 p. : ill., maps.


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Apr 11, 2018

I tried so hard to like this book. I only made it to page 92. The writing is okay (but only just) and the pace is incredibly slow.

TJBookworm Jun 11, 2011

Highly recommend! The Book of Ruth is one of my favorites, and I enjoyed this rendition of it so much that I read the two books in the series constantly until finished. Very well written with a lot of detail.

Sep 07, 2010

Very detailed. Sometimes the pace of the story suffers from the amount of detail. The outcome of the story is easily predicted early on in the book so you need to love Higgs writing. She's left the door wide open for another book in this series.

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