Monday, March 29, 2010

Review: Here Burns My Candle

It's just not historical romance without a bit of mystery. Liz Curtis Higgs gives us more than a little mystery, as her characters are brimming with secrets in her new book, Here Burns My Candle.

But there is so much more. The story unfolds quickly and the reader falls in love with the characters. Living breathing characters who are refined through fire: challenged to become more than they ever imagined possible. Filled with historical and geographical detail the reader is transported to another time and another place.

Liz Curtis Higgs tells a story worth hearing. Her words and characters ring true. She deals honestly with real life issues through a Christian perspective. The reader would be hard pressed not to find parallels between the characters lives and her own.

Here Burns My Candle is set in 18th century Scotland and retells the story of Old Testament story of Naomi and Ruth.
A mother who cannot face her future.
A daughter who cannot escape her past.

Finally, a book worth reading from cover to cover!

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 was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

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