Here Burns My Candle

Here Burns My Candle

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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, Marjorya€™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. From the Trade Paperback edition.The windows showed a dark interior with not one candle lit on that gray afternoon . She pressed her nose to the glass, feeling like an intruder. As her eyes adjusted , she could make out the familiar shapes of Angusa#39;s cutting table and his beloved sewing cabinet. What she ... Milne Square was home to few Jacobites. No doubt anbsp;...

Title:Here Burns My Candle
Author:Liz Curtis Higgs
Publisher:WaterBrook Press - 2010-03-16


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