Friday, March 26, 2010

Review: Here Burns My Candle

I typically don't read historical fiction and I typically don't read "inspirational" fiction, but this book could change my mind. I love the setting, I love the characters, and I love the story. Basically, it's a retelling of the story of Ruth and Naomi. It's doesn't have the heavy focus on romance that typically turns me off. It reads more like women's fiction or even general fiction that focuses on the relationships between women. If you liked Redeeming Love, you'll really love this one.
The Scottish setting is really fun to read as well. There is some dialect, which typically annoys me, but it's done decently in this book. I won't say that it's not noticable at points and occasionally it seems to come and go - a character will say "no" half the time and "nae" half the time. It's the inconsistency that gets me, but it's not terribly noticable. I would say probably a three star read. It's not going to change my life or be a book I remember forever, but it is a great diversion and makes for awesome pleasure reading. A little bit heavier than straight up "brain candy" but by no means a difficult or serious read.
This book was provided for my review by the publisher.

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