Friday, December 9, 2011

Here Burns My Candle

Here Burns My Candle
Liz Curtis Higgs

Possible spoiler alert!

Lady Elisabeth wasn't always a lady. She was a merchant's daughter before she married Lord Donald and went to live with his mother, Lady Marjory, brother and sister-in-law. She has secrets that she won't tell anyone. But her husband's secrets of infidelity are becoming common knowledge. 
The country is at war and the family must choose which side to support. For some it will be a fatal decision.

This book is very well researched and written. It took me several chapters to become engaged, but then it became a bit more interesting. The story is a more modern (set in the 1700s) version of Naomi and Ruth. At least I began to recognize some similarities towards the end book. I am assuming there is another book telling the story of Lady Elisabeth after she returns to her mother-in-laws home town.
A very well written book, but certainly not one of my favorites.

I received this book free of charge from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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