Liz Curtis Higgs has been telling tales since she wrote her first novel at the tender age of ten. Careers in broadcasting, public speaking, nonfiction writing, and children s books brought her back to her first love fiction at the turn of the 21st century.
Praise for Here Burns My Candle
"Liz Curtis Higgs has an unmatched ability to illuminate the depth of human emotions while taking her readers on a breathtaking journey through the darkness and light of another time and another place. With the deft hand only a master storyteller can apply, Higgs reaches back to the past and weaves a multi-threaded tapestry into a brilliant tale of betrayal and challenge, love and redemption. Her gift continues to shine."
--BJ Hoff, author of The Emerald Ballad series
"A wonderful retelling of the story of Ruth by one of my favorite authors. Here Burns My Candle is rich with historic detail and living, breathing characters that engaged me from page one right through to the perfect ending."
--Francine Rivers, author of Redeeming Love
"Prepare to burn your own candle well into the night as Higgs treats us to a verra wonderful Scottish tale of faith, forgiveness, love, loss, and secrets. I couldna put it doon!"
--Deeanne Gist, author of A Bride in the Bargain
"Settle in with Here Burns My Candle, Liz Curtis Higgs's imaginative reworking of the tale of Naomi and Ruth, and venture back to a dangerous and fascinating time with characters who are as endearing as they are flawed. You can almost hear the drums of war and the swish of kilts and satin."
--Angela Hunt, author of Let Darkness Come
"Higgs's pen flows with gold when it turns to Scotland. Enticing from gripping first page to satisfying last, Here Burns My Candle will sweep you away!"
--Tamera Alexander, author of Beyond This Moment
"Once again Liz Curtis Higgs pens an exceptional story of intrigue, romance, and spiritual faith. Her attention to historical detail gives this story a life all its own, and the characters were so real I found myself thinking about them throughout the day. I simply could not put this book down."
--Tracie Peterson, author of Dawn's Prelude
"Liz Curtis Higgs writes with a cinematic eye--color, texture, emotional depth. Her words give breath to this fresh twist on a beloved Old Testament story. Here Burns My Candle radiates the author's love of Scotland and its mesmeric history in this story of women bound by obligation yet tethered to devotion. It will keep you up all night until you've turned the last dramatic page!"
--Patricia Hickman, author of The Pirate Queen
"I love a story that engages the heart first, the mind second.
While reading Higgs's novel, I became her noble heroine and was
convicted by similarities to her antagonist, learning through it
all. Come away to an enchanting glimpse of ancient Scotland and
beyond. Truly amazing."
--Lisa Tawn Bergren, author of The Begotten