Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Here Burns My Candle Blog Tour

Here Burns My Candle is Liz Curtis Higgs' latest book. It is set in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1745 during the Jacobite rebellion and is a "retelling" of the story of Ruth and Naomi from the bible.

Let me say first and foremost: This is a great book!! When I started reading it, I had trouble because it doesn't mirror the book of Ruth exactly. But, once I got to reading, it was difficult to put down. The characters are well written and, though the background story is one I wasn't familiar with, I was able to follow along without much difficulty. The characters seem real. I love Elisabeth and her love for Donald. Even though Donald's mother, Lady Marjory, is difficult and not very fond of her son's wife, Marjory comes to see that Elisabeth is strong and is there for her during very difficult times. Even though life changes dramatically for this family and they are faced with hard choices, they stand together and rely on God for direction and hope. This book covers the first eighteen verses of Ruth. Liz Curtis Higgs will continue the story of the Kerrs in the follow up called Mine Is the Night, set to come out sometime next year. I can't wait until it comes out to see how the author has everything unfold.

"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."

If you are interested in getting more information on or purchasing this book, check out this link to the WaterBrook Multnomah website. Here you will see different options where you can purchase the book online.

As a special treat for my readers, you can view the Here Burns My Candle trailer here or click on the link below.

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 Heart, Fair 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

This book was provided free of charge for review by Waterbrook Multnomah.

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