OK folks it is finally here, a book review with a giveaway. I have never done a giveaway before so bear with me as I work out all the kinks and bugs. I think for now, if you just leave a comment saying you would like to be entered, I will place your name in a hat and announce the lucky winner on here. I will hold the drawing one week from the post date. So on March 31st I will draw the winner and post the announcement. It will be YOUR responsibility to contact me and provide a mailing address, I will only mail to a US address and the shipping will be free. Everyone is eligible to win, if I excluded friends and family it wouldn't be much of a contest. I will say that you are only eligible to win once a month. How is that?
The book that I will be reviewing today is Here Burns my Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs.
This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah. They were also very kind in sending me an additional copy to use as my giveaway.
The Novel which has a setting of Edinburgh in 1745, was pretty slow to start. I will admit that I sometimes have trouble getting interested in books for the first few chapters but this one seemed to be more difficult than most.
The Scottish history was fascinating but I found the constant details about Lord Donalds infidelity was too much to allow me to give a raving review of this book.
All was not lost however, I did enjoy the story, history, and Biblical similarities to the story of Ruth and Naomi. I might even be persuaded to read this book a second time, because I had such a hard time getting interested in the beginning of the story.
I often have people contact me outside of my blog and ask my honest opinion of the book. I am going to be more direct in my reviews. I love the fact that these books are provided free of charge to me to review but I also want my readers to get an honest opinion.
I would not recommend this book if you are looking for a light one or two sitting book. I would also not recommend the book if details about worshiping false gods, and descriptive details about
infidelity offend you.
I would recommend the book if you have time to devote to a very interesting story filled with Scottish history.
Don't forget to leave your request to be entered in my give a way in the comments.
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