Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Here Burns My Candle" by Liz Curtis Higgs Blog Tour and Book Giveaway!

I met Liz many years ago at a Womans Health Day in our north Georgia community. I will never, never forget her testimony and her story as a young woman struggling to find her way in life. She has a wonderful sense of humor and we all laughed until we cried during her talk. One of her earliest books was about this journey she traveled. Let me tell you that Liz has been an encouragement to many woman (me included) by sharing some painful lessons she learned. If you don't already know Liz I hope you will take the opportunity to learn more about her.

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 Candleillumines the dark side of human nature, even as hope, the brightest of tapers, lights the way home.


LIZ CURTIS HIGGS is the author of twenty-seven books with three million copies in print, including: her best-selling historical novels, Thorn in My Heart, Fair Is the Rose, Christy Award-winner Whence Came a Prince, and Grace in Thine Eyes, a Christy Award finalist; My Heart’s in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland, an armchair travel guide to Galloway; and her contemporary novels, Mixed Signals, a Rita Award finalist, and Bookends, a Christy Award finalist. Visit the author’s extensive website at

My Take on Here Burns My Candle: When I first began reading this book I thought there is no way I will be able to finish - it was just too hard to get used to the difference in the language. Now I can say that I am so, so thankful that I hung in there and read all the way through. It is a wonderful book that will transfer you to a different place and a different time - Edinburgh, 1745. Of course, customs were much different then than they are now, but the human emotions, desires and needs transcends all times which you will discover through getting to know the main character Lady Elisabeth Kerr and her husband Lord Donald and his family. You will have the opportunity to watch a bond grow between Lady Elisabeth Kerr and her mother-in-law Lady Marjory. You might even find some similarities to the story of Ruth. By the time I finished reading this wonderful book I found myself thinking in the Highlander language. You just might, too! Please take this opportunity to visit Liz Curtis Higgs website. Also, take a moment to hop on over to You Tube and check out the trailer for Here Burns My Candle.

Giveaway: This will be my very first giveaway on my blog. WaterBrook Multnomah publishing provided a reviewers copy to me. I did not request an extra copy, but after I finished reading this I wanted to share it with someone else. So I would like to give my slightly used copy of Here Burns My Candle to someone. Here are the requirements to be entered so please let me know:

1. leave an email address

2. visit Liz's website

3. let me know if you are familiar with Liz's writings or have heard her speak

4. sign up as a follower

Good Luck and if you don't win please check out the publishers website where you can find out how to order the book! Contest ends March 31, 2010.

Void where prohibited;Open to US residents only. Odds of winning depends on the number of entrants.


  1. I'm a new follower and delighted to find your blog. I'm enjoying it very much. I love Liz Curtis Higgs books...I've read the Thorn in my Heart series. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway for her new book. Thank you!



  2. Just a quick THANK YOU for reading my latest novel, Deborah, and blessings on your own cozy mystery-in-the-making!

  3. I love butterflies too. I would like to enter your draw please. I have been to Liz's site but have not read her book. I have also signed up as one of your followers.

    wyndyc at gmail dot com

  4. Hey Deborah! (waving)

    Please enter my name in the drawing,too.
    I'm one of your followers...Girl, I just love your blog!!


  5. I would love to win this book! It looks so good! i was looking at it at the bookstore today!

  6. It's nice to meet another Georgia girl, Deborah! I'm sure I would find your historical articles very interesting. And I'm also a cozy mystery fan, so I wish you well in your writing.

    I fell in love with Liz the first time I heard her speak at a women's conference in Louisville many years ago. She has a tremendous testimony and like her website says, she is definitely an encourager. We have used her "Bad Girls" series for Bible studies, but I have not read her fiction yet. I plan to remedy that soon!

    Thank you for sharing your copy with us, Deborah. I'm also a follower of your blog.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  7. I haven't read Liz Curtis Higgs or heard her speak, but I would love to. Please enter me in the drawing; I now follow your blog.


  8. I have enjoyed reading everyones comments and I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and sign up as a follower! Also, thanks for your surprise visit Liz!
    Deborah M.

  9. Oh! Please enter me in this giveaway! I've read two of Liz's books and have really enjoyed them.

    I visited her site, I'm a new follower and here is my email address: booklovercb[at]yahoo[dot]com

  10. I am a new follower of your blog. Beautiful butterflies! I have not read any of Liz's books or heard her speak but would like to. Thanks.

  11. Looks like a really great plot and an intriguing story! Please enter me to win. Carmen sent me :)

  12. I've never read a book by Liz Curtis Higgs but I would love to! I visited her site and please enter me in this giveaway. I'm a follower =)

    gracethorson (at) gmail (dot) com


  13. It has been so much fun reading all of the comments. It makes me wish I could give everyone a copy - but alas I can not. Thank you for all of your support. Maybe I will hit 50 followers by the time the contest is over!
    Deborah M.

  14. Hi Deborah! I just wanted to visit your blog and say "hello". I am really interested in knowing that you have met Liz and heard an early testimony of hers. I would love to meet her in person one day! I have read several of her books and the last one (besides Here Burns My Candle) was "Thorn in My Heart". Which I loved! I am not entering to win a copy of your book just wanted to say hi and I enjoyed reading your review :-)


  15. I love her books; have read many of them. I will visit her web today. I am a new follower.
    Please enter me for this book. Thanks!!!

  16. Hey Debra I have read Liz's Bad Girl series and her historical series Thorn in my heart. I have been waiting for her next historical book to come out!! I'm thrilled and would love for you to enter me for this book giveaway. I will definitely visit her blog and I'm going to following you as well. I too am writing my first is a christian suspense and I am so excited about writing. I love your blog! I'm a blogger too.
    Blessings! Pam Cowart
    P.S. I'm also a ACFW member ;) and live in Fayetteville, Georgia.

  17. I read Mixed Signals and loved it! I haven't read any of her other books, but I would love to win and read this one!

    I am a Google follower.


    (Carman sent me!)

  18. I haven't read any of Liz's books, but I definitely would love to! Also, I'm a new follower! :)
    Carman sent me!

  19. Hi I'm a new follower, here is my email. glenda.a.silva(@)gmail(.)com. I haven't heard of her other than this book. I haven't heard her speak either. I would love a chance to get to read her work! I also love the story of Ruth!!!

  20. I am a follower. I haven't read any of Liz's books but I had the pleasure of hearing her speak. WOW!! She is amazing!! I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life!! I was literally in pain from laughing so hard! Great night!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net