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.

Rules of the Contest…….Please read this!!

In the right top corner, sign up to get emails when I post to my blog.

Leave a message at the bottom of this post with your id, and your email so I can get in touch with you

The contest will end Sat. April 9th.

I will not contact everyone that enters. I will post the winner on this blog, and will email the winner.

If you want your name in more than once……

Follow my blog……click on the Networked Blog in the right column.

Post a comment on any other reviews on my blog. You will get one additional entry for each post to another book review.

Hope this is all clear. Wish all could win….but there will only be one. I will continue to give away books….so check back when this contest if over.

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.

You can order the book at the following places below


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39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Martha Artyomenko
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 14:14:58

    I thought it was a very interesting book! The dialect got in the way sometimes, but helped me to concentrate!


  2. Leanna Morris
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 14:51:27

    I really enjoy historical fiction. This book looks really good!


  3. Ann Lee Miller
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 15:54:45

    Count me in. I’ve read quite a few of Liz’s books.


  4. Diana Flowers
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 16:05:38

    I have read all of Liz Curtis Higgs books, except this one. I would so love to win
    I have subscribed to your blog via email.
    I am following this blog on networked blogs.
    I left a comment on previous review Here Burns My Candle
    I left a comment on Every Sparrow That Falls
    I left a comment on Ann Gabhart’s review (The Orchard of Hope?…yikes, I
    can’t remember the name)…sorry:(
    I left a comment on the Secret


  5. Diana Flowers
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 16:07:28

    Oh, I forgot to tell you, Carman sent me to your blog!


  6. Linda Cacaci
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 16:19:03

    I love Scotland and this book looks great. Please enter me in the drawing.


  7. Anne Payne
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 17:21:24

    Hi Joy!
    It’s so nice to meet you through ACFW. I love your blog layout! It’s so pretty.
    I signed up with Tyndale (took awhile to hear back from them), and NetGalley, plus the Blogging for Books. Through NetGalley I am reviewing for Thomas Nelson and Barbour, but they are all ebooks so far, which I don’t mind. I read them on my laptop but if you have a Kindle most of them can be sent there. I just started with them so I don’t actually have any reviews written yet 🙂

    I haven’t read any of Liz’s books so I’m in for the draw on this one! I signed up for your newsletter, but I’m not on Networked Blogs.

    Talk soon!


  8. Doreen Brannan
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 20:44:25

    Please enter me in the contest!
    Carman sent me over~

    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com


  9. Evangeline Han
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 23:48:33

    Please enter me! Carman sent me.



  10. Katy M
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 23:56:32

    Oh! I have Here is the Night by Liz Higgs, but I hear this one comes first. I would love to win this book so i can read them in order! Please count me in!

    Carman send me over!

    ~ Katy


  11. virna
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 23:58:44

    please enter me ,I will love to win this


  12. Tonya
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 00:04:34

    Thank you so much for this giveaway. I love reading Historical Fiction. This book sounds like one I would really enjoy. Your review of the book was really good. Thank you again.


  13. sara dawson
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 02:08:48

    Thank You so much for giving all of your fans the opportunity to be able to win this book. Please include me. Thanks so much. saradawson09(at)yahoo(dot)com


  14. splashesofjoy
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 07:07:32

    Wow thanks to all of you for signing up for your comments. I’m new to this and so excited that you came over to my blog!! And I also love reviewing books, and giving them to someone else to enjoy!
    And Katy you are right, this one is the first in the series of 2.


  15. Julie Lessman
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 09:51:14

    Splashes of Joy — don’t enter me because I am privileged to have my own copy of Liz’s latest book (ahem … all of her books, actually), but I have to go on record here to say Liz Curtis Higgs is at the top of my list of favorite authors in the CBA, and I LOVED Here Burns My Candle. NOBODY does Scottish better, in my opinion … or romance … or historicals … or Biblical fiction. Sigh, she’s just plain good.



  16. Charlotte Kay
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 12:00:19

    Hi, I am a new email subscriber
    I now follow on Networked Blogs
    Thanks for this giveaway
    Many Blessings and Smiles:)
    Charlotte Kay


  17. Wanda
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 12:51:20

    Hi Joy,
    Great interview and giveaway.
    I follow you on email,
    I follow you on Networked blog.
    Have a wonderful day,


  18. Wanda
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 12:53:59

    Hi Joy,
    Could you write to me at my email.
    I have something to tell you about reviewing for authors.
    It is something I recently came across that I thought you might
    be intrested in.


  19. karenk
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 13:10:14

    thanks for the chance to read this novel…

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com


  20. Kathryn
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 13:37:24

    I really enjoy the Book of Ruth and would love to read this! Please enter me 🙂


  21. splashesofjoy
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 17:08:16

    I agree Julie, Liz is a wonderful writer, and I love her Scottish books. I now need to get the second book…..gotta read ending. And thanks for visiting my blog!
    Charlotte, Karen and Kathryn…..thanks so much for visiting my blog….I am so very excited about my new visitors……
    And Hi again Wanda,….glad you came back for a visit!


  22. Penny Zeller
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 19:44:49

    Liz is an amazing author and I would love to win her book. Please enter me!


  23. Christine
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 21:01:26

    I just received the second book Mine is the Night, but I don’t have the first one. I would love to win it! Please enter me.


  24. Christine
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 21:08:45

    I subscribed to your site.


  25. Christine
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 21:09:06

    I commented on your review of Indivisible.


  26. Carrie Pagels
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 22:04:42

    I keep hearing great things about this book. Thanks for your review. I saw this posted through ACFW Bookclub. Blessings!


  27. Carrie A. Larks
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 11:51:51

    Thank you for the opportunity to win good Christian reading. I’m an avid reader and always looking for another good book. I would be happy to post comments after reading. Please enter me in the contest.


  28. Charity L.
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 19:45:57

    I would love to be entered in this giveaway! I am a big fan of Scottish books and there aren’t all that many out there for CF. Thanks!

    I signed up for your emails under the email above.


  29. Charity L.
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 19:46:20

    And I follow you on Networked Blogs as Charity.


  30. Tania
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 09:27:33

    I never read a book from this author,but I’m looking foward for it!

    niastrong21 at gmail dot com


  31. Carrie A. Larks
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 09:34:26

    Would love to win this book. I’ve read a few of her books and have very much enjoyed them.



  32. Patsy
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 09:32:02

    Just signed up as a subscriber. Would love to read this book! It sounds great.


  33. splashesofjoy
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 11:53:23

    Thank you…..all of you, for your comments, and your nice words about my blog. Just a few more days to go! Wish had enough books for everyone!! But I will have more giveaways.
    I love being able to get the word out for christian fiction!


  34. Beth
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 10:50:43

    I have been eagerly awaiting this novel. I’d love to win a copy.
    Your blog is great! I plan on commenting on some of your reviews to get my name in the pot 😉

    P.S. Carmen sent me.


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  36. Jane
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 00:26:56

    Hi Joy! Thanks for adding my button to your sidebar – I appreciate it!

    I would love to be entered to win Higgs’ book – it looks great! I follow your blog!



  37. Leanna Morris
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 11:59:19

    Would love to be entered to win…really want to read this book! 🙂


  38. Linda Williams
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 18:00:08

    This is a very interesting book. I have others in my family that would enjoy this book also.


  39. Diana Flowers
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 09:17:47

    I’ve checked back past few days to see if a winner has been announced, but haven’t seen one yet. Did I miss the announcement? Thanks!


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