Wednesday, July 6

Here Burns My Candle--Historical Fiction at its Finest

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. -Saint Francis of Assisi

"A wonderful retelling of the story of Ruth by one of my favorite authors.  Here Burns My Candle is rich with historic detail and living, breathing characters that engaged me from page one right through to the perfect ending." -Francine Rivers

When I saw that Francine Rivers (my favorite modern author) recommended Here Burns My Candle, I was more than eager to read both books in this two-part series. Miss Rivers is well-known for her historical accuracy, compelling stories, and thought-provoking works of literary art. So, it seems, is Liz Curtis Higgs.

Here Burns My Candle is a book that won't disappoint. I read the 2 books out of order but still thoroughly enjoyed them both.  They flow quickly and are filled with secrets, betrayal, loss, redemption, and everything that makes a good tale.  The plots twist and turn with a dash of mystery and wonderment, essentially the story of Ruth and Boaz set in 18th century Scotland. You won't only read a love story of redemption and forgiveness, you'll also learn a great deal about the Jacobite Revolts, King George, Scottish brogue, and other Scottish history.

Read the first chapter here... but I'm warning you, if you do, you might just have to click "Add to Cart".  Miss Higgs weaves a story that seems so incredibly real and is very touching. Skip down a few reviews to read what I've written about the 2nd book in the series.

This book was provided for me by Waterbrook Press in exchange for a thoughtful and honest review.

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