Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Congrats to Valerie and Mary Lou, who have each won a copy of Here Burns My Candle. Please email me your address within 48 hours (by 9:00 pm Monday) and the book will be sent your way!

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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Here Burns My Candle
WaterBrook Press (March 16, 2010)

by

Liz Curtis Higgs



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In her best-selling series of Bad Girls of the Bible books, workbooks, and videos, Liz Curtis Higgs breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God's grace anew. Her best-selling historical novels, which transport the stories of Rebecca, Leah, Rachel, and Dinah to eighteenth-century Scotland, have also helped her readers view these familiar characters in a new light. And her nonfiction book, Embrace Grace, winner of a 2007 Retailers Choice Award, presents her message of hope in an engaging and personal way, speaking directly to the hearts of her readers.

A veteran speaker, Liz has presented more than 1,600 encouraging programs for audiences in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries: South Africa, Indonesia, Germany, France, England, Canada, Ecuador, Scotland, Portugal, and New Zealand. In 1995, she received the Council of Peers Award for Excellence from the National Speakers Association, becoming one of only 32 women in the world named to their CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame.

Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 250 major newspapers and magazines across the country, as well as online with Salon.com, Beliefnet.com and Spirituality.com. She has also been interviewed on more than 600 radio and television stations, including guest appearances on PBS, A&E, MSNBC, NPR, TBN with Kirk Cameron, CBC Canada, BBC Radio Scotland, Rhema Broadcasting New Zealand, Radio Pulpit South Africa, LifeToday with James Robison, Focus on the Family, Janet Parshall's America, 100 Huntley Street and Midday Connection.

Liz is the author of twenty-six books, with more than three million copies in print.

Her fiction includes two contemporary novels, one novella, and four historical novels. And she has written five books for young children.


ABOUT THE BOOK
A mother who cannot face her future.

A daughter who cannot escape her past.


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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If you would like to read the first chapter of Here Burns My Candle, go HERE.


MY THOUGHTS:
What a great book! It is based somewhat on the book of Ruth, although the second novel is where the allegory will really kick in. But Biblical message or not, this story captured my attention and held it. The characters are well-developed, and there were some I liked and others I loathed! Well, maybe loathed is a bit strong! But I definitely had my "unfavorites!" The Scottish setting and brogue are charming! I recommend this book - it's verra good!

And it's a good thing (LOL) because somehow I ended up with two extra copies to give to YOU! Just leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm Saturday (3/20) and I will draw two names. US Residents only, please.




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12 comments:

Valerie said...

Oh, I would SO love to get a copy of this book for my mother. The library in our City doesn't appear to have ordered a copy, so she asked me to check the library in the City where I work. Their system has ordered two copies, but I can't seem to reserve one yet. I ALMOST ordered her a copy today on Amazon, but it would be so WONDERFUL to win one for her. Thanks for the chance. She is really enjoying books by this author, so I guess I'll have to read one and see what all the buzz is about!

SusanD said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for another great giveaway. Blessings, SusanD

Andrea said...

Love Liz....just picked this book up a few months ago.
Hugs, andrea

kas said...

I would love to read this book.thanks
blessings..Karen

Barbara H. said...

I've read her similar series about Jacob, Leah, and Rachel. I'd love to win this!

Merry said...

The book of Ruth always touches my heart, so Here Burns My Candle really sounds great to me. Please include me!

worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

Julia said...

I love the book of Ruth and have enjoyed Higg's work in the past. Please enter me.

julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

Cathy said...

Don't enter me Linda, because I'm reading it right now too and I have an extra copy I'll be giving away next week. But I just wanted to say, I enjoyed your review and I can't wait to get home so I can read some more of it.

Carole said...

I love Lizz, whether it's her books or her speaking. She is such a gifted person with an incredible testimony. This is a book to die for and I appreciate the chance to win a copy, Linda.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Mary Lou said...

I've read most of her books and they are great. Would love to win this one. Thanks...
Mary Lou at dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

Carol M said...

This sounds really good! I would love to read it!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Edna said...

Please enter me into this drawing, I really enjoy reading

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