Thursday, March 25, 2010

here burns my candle

I am generally a big fan of historical fiction. So, it was with great anticipation that I started to read Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs. Unfortunately, I did not keep the midnight candles burning to read this one. For me, this book started off slowly and never really took off. It combines the Bible story of Ruth and Naomi with the characters of this story, Lady Elisabeth Kerr and Lady Marjory. This is a story set in eighteenth-century Scotland that contains a lot of historic detail with Scottish dialogue (including a glossary at the end of the book was a great idea) which didn't seem to help me much with getting through the book.

Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of twenty-seven books with three million copies in print. That tells you that she is a great writer. I guess, for me, the authenticity of the dialogue was a little too much, taking away from the story she wanted to tell.

This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah where you can purchase all of your fiction (and other types of reading) needs!

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