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.
Her mother, the dowager Lady Marjory, hides gold beneath her floor and guilt insider 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, betrayal, loss and redemption, flickering against the vivid backdrop if eighteenth-century Scotland, Here Burns My Candle illuminates the dark side of human nature, even as hope, the brightest of tapers, lights the way home.
The characters in this book have so much to tell and teach to each other and to readers. They are all guilty of concealing a secret, some worse than others but the result of dishonesty is the same. And yes, the truth always comes out and does set you free.
Never has 400+ pages passed by so quickly as when I was burning my candle late reading this epic tale. This story will be concluded in Liz’s next book Mine Is The Night, set to be released in March 2011. If you are a lover of history, biblical stories, and Scotland, then you must read this book. And if you aren’t, I bet (tsk tsk) that by the end of this book you will be!