Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Here Burns My Candle- Liz Curtis Higgs

Hello Bookworms!!
        I cannot wait to tell you about another book from one of my favorite authors!! Its called Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs!!

        Lady Elizabeth Kerr was not always a lady. She came from a small town in the highlands of Scotland, but she moved with her husband's family some time ago. She is still adjusting to life as a lady, which is hard when her mother-in-law and sister-in-law don't seem to like her very much, but with the love of her dear Donald she's sure she can make it. There is one thing that she doesn't know. Donald is not faithful to her. Oh, she's heard the whispers and noticed the odd behavior of certain young women but Donald has always been able to explain and she's sure the rest are lies...until now. When Donald goes off to war he promises her that he will be a different husband when he comes home. Can Elizabeth trust him to keep his word? Will he even come home? Can she stand to be alone with her mother-in-law and sister-in-law without Donald?
    Lady Marjory Kerr is Elizabeth's mother-in-law. She doesn't approve of Elizabeth all that much and if she'd had her choice she probably would've chosen a wife for Donald much like Janet whom she chose for her younger son Andrew. But now the unthinkable has happened. Her sons have gone off to war....for the Jacobite cause....She has never supported any highlander cause.....until now. Will she continue to support the Jacobites and care for Elizabeth like she promised Donald? Will her gold be enough to save her sons from dying in battle? Has she signed all their death scentences if the Jacobites should lose the war?
So many questions and the only answer is to wait, pray, and trust.

    I really loved this book!  At first, it took me a while to get into it, but when I did I almost couldn't put it down!! Liz Curtis Higgs takes the story of Ruth and retells it beautifully in the story of Elizabeth and the Kerr family. You will cheer for Elizabeth as she makes strides in becoming the strongest member of the family through it all. Each character in this book keeps you riveted to the page wondering how they will respond next. I definitely give it 5 bookmarks!! This is a must read! The sequel, Mine is the Night, is the next and last part of the tale and is already on store shelves. I gaurantee that you'll want it as much as I do when you read Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs!

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PreachPastor.com said...

Great Review!

Lizzie Gaskins said...

Thank you PreachPastor.com! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for all you're support and feedback! :) I really appreciate it! :)