Friday, April 23, 2010

Book Feature-Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

Here Burns My Candle

Lady Elizabeth 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.

About the Author:
Lis Curtis Higgs is the author of twenty-seven books with three million copies in print, including her best-selling Scottish historical novels, Thorn in My Heart, Fair Is the Rose, Christy Award winner Whence Came a Prince, and Grace in Thine Eyes.


  1. You have talked my into putting this on my wish list. It sounds so good and I love 18th century.

  2. I absolutely adore LCH!!! I have at least two of her books and have read one of them more than once. She has a video (probably more than one, but that's what I've seen) and she's hilarious.