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.
A Readers Guide and Scottish Glossary Are Included
God in heartache| Posted April 04, 2011
A wonderful recapturing of the story of Ruth, I loved this book. I was captured from page one. The characters and their emotions were so believable and real.It is also clearly set in historic Scotland, with those of lower class using the less elegant version of the Scottish language.She really brought the setting and it's inhabitants to life.And I loved watching the unfolding of change in the 2 main characters through their heartache and causing them to rely totally on him.
This is only part one though. The second book is due for release in September 2011, and i am really looking forward to it.