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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,093 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Liz Curtis Higgs Narrator: Liz Curtis Higg Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Here Burns My Candle Series Release Date:
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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anne | 2/11/2014

    " Based on the biblical story of Ruth, Liz Curtis Higgs new series is a wonderful remake of the story of Ruth as seen through Elisabeth, her husband Donald, his brother Andrew and the boy's mother Marjorie. The mother is a rather stiff,proud matriarch, who takes her title as Lady very seriously and expects her daighter's in-law to do likewise. Elisabeth is a Highlander who came to Edinburgh, Scotland to be educated, and works part time at a tailor, who is a friend of the family, Angus MacPherson. There she meets Donald, who marries her in spite of his mother's objections. (she is a commoner!!) She has chosen the wife for her younger son. As they get caught up in the political situation when Prince charles comes back to try and recain the throne of Scotland from King George, they loyalties of the Kerrs are divided. Elisabeth is a strong Jacobite, the family are Royalists. How elisabeth changes the family and eventually mellows Marjory into a better person, makes for a great read. This is one of my favorite new authors which I found recently. There will be more in this series. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nanette | 2/11/2014

    " I really, really wanted to like this book. The story line is great and the writing style did draw me in, but I just can't read "highlander." I need plain old American English. I'm sure those who enjoy this genre would very much love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sheila | 2/2/2014

    " Another of her Historical Fiction books set in Scotland. Well written as all of her books. About a young heroine named Elisabeth & it parallels the story in the Bible of Ruth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dorothy Persch | 1/31/2014

    " Just loved this book a must read. "

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