Monday, March 22, 2010

Here Burns My Candle---Book Review

This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

I must be honest and say it took me about 10 chapters to actually get into the story.  I LOVE scottish history but this was difficult for me to understand.  Once I got through all that the story seemed to take off.  I was also quite taken back about all description and focus on Lord Donald's infidelity was much too great.  Especailly for a CHRISTIAN fiction novel.  But once I put that all behind me I realized the characters are intriguing and leave you wanting more.  As I turned the pages I felt as though I was in Scotland seeing all the stories of their families.

Below is the description given:
"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 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."


Conny said...

I reviewed this book too - and I so agree w/ you that I was somewhat taken aback w/ Donald's infidelity - yikes!! It was a little too sordid for me for a CHRISTIAN novel - but the other facts were interesting. I'm still trying to decide how to exactly review the book on my blog ... but I will say somewhat what you did!

Sandra said...

Donald's infidelity was a little out there and a little unsettling.

Just like I told Conny though, I really enjoyed the book, maybe because I just concentrated on the Scottish history and dove into the language etc. Was really good :)