Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesdays (6)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week:

Here Burns My Candle
By Liz Curtis Higgs
Publication date: March 16, 2009

Description:

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.

I usually enjoy historical fiction set in Scotland so I am really looking forward to this one.

13 comments:

  1. Ooh, Scotland...aye, the bonny lads and lasses! LOL. Looks like a good pick.

    Mine is here:

    http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  2. Sounds like it could be good!

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  3. Here Burns my Candle sounds really interesting, the summary definitely makes me want to read it. Historical fiction is a genre I love to read, but for some reason I only read it occasionally. I will have to see if the bookstore has this one when it comes out.

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  4. Oh, intriguing blurb, sounds very ineresting. Nice choice. Here'sMine.

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  5. Ooh this one does sound really good. Great pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  6. You got me at keeper of the secrets! Sounds good. Have a good week and happy reading! Mine is here

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  7. Great choice. I enjoy historical fiction, too. This books sounds like something I would enjoy.

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  8. This one sounds good...I hadn't heard that Liz Curtis Higgs had a new one coming out!
    http://inspiredbyfiction.blogspot.com

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  9. I would love to read this book! I have a thing for Scotland. I think it started with my secret romance novel collection. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Sounds great..and beautiful cover! My pick is here!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this one. I am always on the lookout for books in this time period and this one sounds good.

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  12. I read something by her awhile ago, it was good! I love this cover!

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