Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Here Burns My Candle
If you like historical fiction, you will love the book, Here Burns My Candle, by Liz Curtis Higgs. It is set in the 18th century in Edinburgh, Scotland and is full of historical detail. This is a story filled with secrets, love, despair, hope, betrayal, faithfulness, loss, and peace. As you read about a young lady and her mother-in-law, you will begin to realize there is something familiar about what you are reading. The story of Ruth will begin to emerge from its pages. As I got deeper into this book, I could not put it down. I was totally drawn into the story! The characters were well-developed and the plot engaging. It is a well-written story that includes a lot of historical facts and details. The dialogue at times is a bit tedious although understandable in context, but the author included a Scottish glossary in the back to help. I especially liked the way the story of Ruth was written into the pages. I did not expect it, but it made the book that much more intriguing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. You will not be disappointed! In the meantime, I am looking forward to reading the next book. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All opinions are my own.