New Giveaway…Here Burns My Candle by:Liz Curtis Higgs

Hey everyone, Another giveaway for you!  I just rec’d this free Review Copy from WaterBrook Press of Liz Curtis Higgs’ “Here Burns My Candle”

A review copy means………the publisher runs so many copies of the books for people to read and post reviews on your own blog and on websites of major book companies. The review copy is ran prior too the last edit of the book, but you really can’t tell that. And the quality of the review copy might not be as good as the final published copy. AND…..A Review Copy cannot be sold

That said…….I am giving away my review copy for someone to win. If you like Historical Fiction, you will love this book. I have included my review of the book in this post.

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Paperback: 480 pages

Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1ST edition (March 16, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1400070015

ISBN-13: 978-1400070015

Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 4.9 x 1.1 inches

Here Burns My Candle takes place in Edinburgh in 1745, with the Kerr family. Marjory lost her husband and is now living with her two sons and their wives, Lord Donald with wife Elizabeth and Andrew with wife Janet. This dysfunctional family has a lot of ups and downs, and so many secrets among them. As the story unfolds, we see the life of this family as secrets come to the surface, and with this, we see what the back of the book describes as……
A timeless story of love and betrayal, loss and redemption, flickering against the vivid backdrop of eighteenth-century Scotland. This was the same with the story of Ruth in the Bible, which is where Here Burns My Candle is drawn from. As the story unfolds, you can see Naomi and Ruth, though some parts are rather loosely told. Sometimes you need to use your imagination to realize its talking about the Story of Ruth.

It took me a while to really get into the story. After the war begins it gets more interesting. The entire book is based on the first 18 verses of Ruth….yes! That’s an entire book on 18 verses, so it is really slow going until about the last one-fourth of the book. It is a lot of background, getting to know the family, neighbors, friends and the Scottish setting.  Just a little bit too slow for my taste. But maybe the author wanted the readers to get that feel of Scotland, and to know the characters, so I can’t fault her for that.

One thing I did enjoy was the Scottish accent and dialect. The author had me reading in the language and with the accent. I only wish I could have heard Rob and Gibson speaking, and kept wishing for a recording of them speaking. Writing the dialect into the story made it much more fun for me to read.

I would recommend this book to anyone, especially those who like Historical Fiction, and those who like fictional stories drawn from the Bible. I can’t wait to read the conclusion. I would think it would flow much faster since it will be about the remainder of the book of Ruth.

I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah blogging for books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

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