Moving caused a major reading slump, but I finally finished a book since that happened.
“Here Burns My Candle” by Liz Curtis Higgs takes place in 1745 in Edinburg. It’s historical fiction with a touch of romance. It took me several chapters to get a picture in my mind of where the book was and what was going on primarily. I needed a “this is what life was like in 1745” as part of the introduction. Probably what I really need is to take a world history class. For now I’ll just have to stick with reading entertaining books like this. Once I checked up on the setting a little I was good to go and had my nose in the book as much as time would allow.
I appreciated that the plot is not predictable. I had no idea where the author was taking the story until the very end. At the end, I wished I had a library close so I could check out the next book in the series. (I miss the library.) I have no idea what the plot will be for the next book, but I’m sure it will be good.
I love how reading this book helped me learn about a different time and place. It made me thankful for my country, my family and for living in 2011! If you’re looking for a good book to read, this wouldn’t be a bad idea.
I received this book for free (a while ago) from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. Now I hope they’ll let me review another one! I’m sure they’ll be more inclined to do so if you give my review a good ranking. I’m not sure if the link works, but try if you like.