Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs w/ Giveaway!

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 turns to the auld ways, desperate to conceal a generations-old scandal that taints her family’s name.

Her husband, Lord Donald, has secrets of his own, well hidden from the household, yet whispered among the town gossips. Elisabeth cannot–must

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. not–discover the truth, or all will be ruined.

There is nothing like the feeling of reading a book that makes you feel like you dropped into the pages to explore the world it proved for yourself.  That is the best way I can describe the feeling of this book.

I do enjoy historical fiction and this read and this one hit home with me.   I found that Liz Curtis Higgs has taken a page out of Francine Rivers book and wrote  in the likes on Naomi and Ruth out of the Bible, making the story come to light in new ways. The Scottish setting was interesting, yet some of the language distracted me from the read.

While many characters are not appealing to me because it is too many story lines to keep track of, I appreciated that the book mainly focuses on two of the characters, Elizabeth and Marjory.  While the book was a little long, I did enjoy it and was glad to welcome back author Liz Curtis Higgs to my reading room.

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

AND – there is a giveaway!  To enter this giveaway leave a comment here telling me what book by Liz Curtis Higgs would you be interested in reading (besides this one) or what other book have you read by her.

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Giveaway will end on April 6 – USA and Canada only please

My review copy came from Waterbrook Multnomah

60 thoughts on “Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs w/ Giveaway!

  1. I am a big fan of Liz Curtis Higgs. Also, I love the 18th Century
    Scottish setting of this book. The story line is right down my
    alley. I would appreciate being entered in your drawing.
    Many thanks to you…..Cindi

  2. I have been wanting to read this book since I first head of it. I have no idea how I missed out on the tour and I am kicking myself that I did. Please enter me, and my fingers are definitely crossed.
    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  3. I’d like to read Mixed Signals and Bookends. I’m sad to say I haven’t read any of her work yet.


  4. This book sounds captivating and wonderful. The era and setting are lovely. Thorn in My Heart looks enthralling, although I haven’t read any of this author’s books.

  5. I would also like to read her novel, Thorn In My Heart, since I adore historical fiction. I have read Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible.
    Thanks for this opportunity.
    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  6. I had the chance to hear her speak once and she was very funny. I have only ever read her “Bad Girls of the Bible” book and would love to read one of her fiction works. Thanks Sheila!

  7. Many thanks for welcoming HERE BURNS MY CANDLE into your “reading room”…how I love that image! So glad you enjoy historical fiction, as I do. Nothing like being carried off to another time and place, eh? Blessings of the Easter season to you, and thanks again for your review!

  8. I haven’t read any of her books but I would like to read Thorn in My Heart.

  9. I’m not entering, I stopped to read your review because I am on the tour too, but I just started the book. I’m enjoying it so far and plan to have my review up by Friday. Glad to read that you enjoyed it!

  10. I read ONLY ANGELS CAN WING IT many years ago. Very funny and easy to relate to. As a librarian working in a library with a large christian fiction patronage, I’ve put many of your books on the shelf.
    This sounds like a good story and one I know my daughter would enjoy.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

  11. I have never read Liz’s books I sad to say. I definitely will be reading “Here Burns My Candle” and I’d love to read Thorn In My Heart. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol L.

  12. The first Liz Curtis Higgs book I read was Bookends, which I loved. I then read Mixed Signals which I liked. I don’t remember reading her Scottish fiction for some reason, except for the last one, Grace in Thine Eyes. I also really enjoyed the Bad Girls of the Bible bible study series-I participated in a small group that read that one and the sequel. Both were really interesting.

    I can’t wait to read Here Burns My Candle. It sounds like a fantastic book. Great review!

    1. Christina I think I need to read Bookends, I have heard a lot of good things about it. Oh and I am on wordpress so I do not need your email…. I get it in the comments. 🙂

  13. I would love to read “Whence Came a Prince”. I have not read any of her other books, but it sure looks like I have been missing some good books.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot come

  14. Thanks for the great giveaway! This book looks amazing… Grace in Thine Eyes looks good too! Thanks!

    heather y

  15. I haven’t read any of her books yet, but both Thorn in My Heart & Fair Is the Rose look interesting. OK< they all look like they'd be worth reading.


  16. I would love to read “Grace in Thine Eyes”. All her books look interesting ~ thanks for the giveaway!

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