Sunday, April 10, 2011
Here Burns My Candle- Liz Curtis Higgs
Scotland! Romance! The 1700's! Liz Curtis Higgs!
Nothing could be better, right? Right? Higgs is an excellent author and a master storyteller. I have thoroughly enjoyed almost everyone of her books. I was eagerly anticipating reading this one.
I have to be honest, I was a bit dissapointed. Higg's other historical fiction books have quickly grabbed my attention and kept it throughout. Here Burns My Candle did not. I found the language to be quite difficult to work through. There is no denying that the story is full of historical detail and the setting is capturing. However, I found some of the detail so thick I lost parts of the story.
Because I am a Liz Curtis Higgs fan I stuck this book out to the very end, and I'm glad I did. The story is rich with emotion and very well developed. If you can get through the detail and the language I believe you'll find a story more than worth your time.
I received this book free in exchange for my honest review.