Here Burns My Candle Series

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Here Burns My Candle Publisher's Summary

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 18th-century Scotland, Here Burns My Candle illumines the dark side of human nature, even as hope, the brightest of tapers, lights the way home.

Includes a bonus PDF with a listener's guide, glossary, and map

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©2010 Liz Curtis Higgs (P)2010 Random House
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  • Book 1

    • Here Burns My Candle

    • A Novel
    • By: Liz Curtis Higgs
    • Narrated by: Liz Curtis Higgs
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Liz does it again!

    • By Lynn Diener on 05-02-10

    Regular price: $39.93

  • Book 2

    • Mine Is the Night

    • A Novel
    • By: Liz Curtis Higgs
    • Narrated by: Liz Curtis Higgs
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Stepping from a battered coach on a rainy April eve, newly widowed Elisabeth Kerr must begin again, without husband or title, property or fortune. She is unafraid of work and gifted with a needle, but how will she stitch together the tattered remnants of her life? And who will mend her heart, torn asunder by betrayal and deception? Elisabeth has not come to Selkirk alone. Her mother-in-law, Marjory Kerr, is a woman undone, having buried her husband, her sons, and any promise of grandchildren....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional AND Narrated by the Author!

    • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 10-17-11

    Regular price: $35.00