Monday, March 22, 2010

Here Burns My Candle Review and Giveaway


This month's Blog Tour feature is:
by Liz Curtis Higgs

Check out the trailer here:

Liz Curtis Higgs fans can rejoice. Her newest book, Here Burns My Candle has arrived. No disappointments here; as always, Higgs treats the reader to a marvelous tale set in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1745.

The reader is immediately immersed into the Kerr family's world, a world laced with secrets. Lady Elisabeth Kerr and her husband Donald live with Donald's mother, the widow Marjory Kerr. Donald's brother Andrew and his wife Janet complete the family in residence.

Elisabeth, a Highlander by birth and a Lowlander by marriage, has secrets hidden in her heart and past. Donald's secrets are in danger of being revealed, and one of Marjory's secrets is buried under her bedroom floor. But wait! There are other secrets, and they are revealed as the story weaves its way around the events in which these intriguing characters find themselves. Marjory has not completely accepted Elisabeth into the family as Elisabeth's heritage as a Highlander stands in the way. Elisabeth struggles for acceptance and to find true peace in her heart.

To further complicate matters, Bonny Prince Charlie aims to capture the crown, and comes to Edinburgh as part of that quest. When Simon, Elisabeth's brother, appears on the scene, the plot thickens, much to Marjory's dismay. Will the ensuing emotional and physical battles take their toll on the Kerr family? Of course they do, for it would not be a classic Higgs' tale otherwise!

Joy and heartache and trials and triumph make this engaging story a pleasure to read. Readers will ponder their own faith, desires, and challenges as they venture forth into this historical tale. Higgs' fans will enjoy this, and new readers may find another favorite author. It's a lovely work of fiction from which we can learn much.

*This was book was provided for review and giveaway purposes by WaterBrook Multnomah.


Many thanks to the folks at Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers who have graciously provided an additional copy for giveaway purposes.

To enter this Blog Tour giveaway, follow these simple steps:

1) Leave a comment. Include your email address. Entries without email address will not be eligible.

2) Receive an extra entry by becoming a follower, or by reminding me that you already follow.

3) Receive a bonus entry by posting about this giveaway on your Facebook page. Please leave a comment telling me so.

4) Receive a bonus entry by posting this giveaway on your blog. Please leave a comment with the link.

*Entry deadline is Thursday, March 25, 2010 at midnight. Winner will be notified on Friday and will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen

Thanks for sharing in the fun! 

 *Open only to residents of the United States. My apologies to my overseas followers.

Happy Writing and Reading!



  1. Hey Karen,
    Here's my email address:
    cjalex44 at gmail dot com.
    I'm already a follower.
    Have a good week,

  2. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the review!

  3. Just LOVE Liz Curtis Higgs' books! I haven't read this one yet, but will eventually!

  4. Carol,
    I've got your name on the list, thanks! Hope the pace of this week is a little slower for you.

    It is a good read as her books always are. Good to see you!

    Me too! So many books, so little time! I think that you may enjoy it.

    Thanks to all for dropping in.

  5. I thought I was already following. Oh well, now I am.

    laurapauling at yahoo dot com

  6. Hi Karen -

    Ooh, this sounds like a great read. Please enter me. I'm already a Follower.

    susanjreinhardt (at) gmail (dot) com

    Susan :)

  7. Laura,
    Thanks for becoming a follower, and for dropping in. Added your name to the list!

    Susan R.,
    I added your name to the list too. Thanks for being a faithful follower:)

    Blessings to you both,

  8. Love both Liz and her writing. She's SOOOO fun. Did you know she used to be a DJ????

    So cool when "writer's voice" and "regular voice" are distinctly different and authentically amazing.

    Love this place!

  9. What a great review. I will have to get this book, Karen. It sounds intriguing.

    I like what you said about readers pondering their own faith, desires, and challenges. I loves books like that. (^_^)

    I will miss you. Keep the fires burning. Sheesh, I sound like I'm headed off to war or something.

  10. I'm so excited - I'll be seeing Liz Curtis Higgs speak on April 10th! This book sounds awesome. I haven't read any of her fiction.
    Please enter me in the giveaway. I'm glad to be a follower :)



  11. Robyn,
    Yes, I will miss you too! Glad that you aren't headed off to war:) Thanks for being a faithful blogging friend.

    Susan P.,
    I've added you to the list. Glad that you are a follower, too. Always enjoy stopping at your blog.

    Blessings to the two of you!

  12. Sounds like a GREAT book! I thought I was already a follower... but evidently I wasn't! Check!

    krista @ Kristaphillips . com

  13. Karen:
    This sounds like a good story.


    I am a follower.

  14. Oh, I love Liz Curtis Higgs. I remember when she was a new author! God has taken her far, and I'm thrilled for her.

    Please enter my name. I am a happy follower of your wonderful blog.


    Thanks for your generosity!

  15. Patti,
    As always, I appreciate when you stop by:) No, I did not know Liz used to be a DJ. How interesting!

    Good to see you! I've added you to the list:)

    It is a good story. I think you may enjoy it. Always good to hear your voice.

    Love it when you come by too. Added your name to our growing list!

    Hugs and blessings to you all,

  16. Jen,
    I thought so:) Thanks for coming by!

  17. Great review. Sounds like a winner. :)

  18. Great review - I will have to read this one. There is certainly high praise for her in your comment thread! :-)

    mrso_d at yahoo dot com

  19. More good reading? You're prolific, girl!! I just got another of your recommended readings in today's mail, "A Promise for Spring".

    I love it that there's such a good resource (as well as a few others) I can count on!


  20. Shannon,
    Yes, she does seem to be a favorite! Added your name to the list. Thanks for dropping in:)

    Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy your new read! Glad you came by today.

    Blessings to both of you,

  21. I haven't read any of Higgs books, nut if its free I'm in. Thanks.

    Stephen Tremp

  22. Stephen,
    Added your name to the list! Thanks for dropping by.

  23. Would love to read it!

    karin56381 (at)

  24. Sounds awesome!
    jennifer AT jennifershirk DOT com

  25. Karin,
    Nice to meet you! I added your name to the list:)

    Added your name to the list as well. Glad you stopped by!

    Blessings to you both,

  26. This sounds like my kind of read! Can I say I LOVE that title? Cover's nice as well.

  27. Hi T. Anne,
    It is a great read, and you're right, the title and cover are good too. Thanks so much for dropping by, and for becoming a follower.

  28. That sounds like my kind of book. I would be thrilled to be in the drawing.

    I also started following your blog. I know I've read it before so I'm surprised I wasn't already a follower.

  29. You've piqued my interest! Great review, thanks Karen.

  30. Okay, the cover and title are amazing!!! I would love to read this book!

  31. Jill,
    I know! You might enjoy it. Thanks for coming by:)

    Thank you:) Good to see you again. Appreciate you coming over.

    Thanks for becoming a follower. I always enjoy stopping by your blog.

    Blessings to you all,

  32. I've never read any of Liz's fiction but I love her humor! I'd love to be in the running to win this book. I'd follow, but the Follower feature's not working at the moment (on any of the blogspot blogs, actually). I'll try again later.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    LyndaSchab at gmail dot com


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