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Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs
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Jul 23, 2011

it was amazing
Read in July, 2011

This story is a re-telling of the Biblical story of Naomi and Ruth set in 1745 Edinburgh, Scotland during a highly charged Jacobite rebellion. Marjory is the mother of two married adult sons, Donald and Andrew who are married to Elizabeth and Janet respectively. The history of the time period is fascinating and adds to the drama. Marjory doesn't want to let go of her sons and let them live their own lives. One wife (Janet) she chose and the other (Elizabeth) her eldest son chose. This creates some tension and some twists in the story line. The characters are well developed and the story well written - with one exception: there were a few chapters in the middle that were boring and difficult to wade through, but I'm glad I did! The story has drama, romance, betrayal and heartbreak. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel! This copy was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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