New York City, 1897
She came to America searching for her brother. Instead all she's found is a web of danger.
Cara Hamilton had thought her brother to be dead. Now, clutching his letter, she leaves Ireland for America, desperate to find him. Her search leads her to a houseful of curious strangers, and one man who claims to be a friend--Rourke Walsh. Despite her brother's warning, Cara trusts Rourke, revealing her purpose in coming to New York.
She's then thrust into a world of subterfuge, veiled threats, and attempted murder, including political revolutionaries from the homeland out for revenge. Her questions guide her ever nearer to locating her brother--but they also bring her closer to destruction as those who want to kill him track her footsteps.
With her faith in tatters, all hope flees. Will her brother finally surface? Can he save Cara from the truth about Rourke... a man she's grown to love?
No Safe Harbor, book one in the Edge of Freedom Series, is the first book I have read by Elizabeth Ludwig. Immediately I was caught up in the story; however, after a while parts of the story became a bit tedious and the ending was kind of unbelievable, but otherwise the story was very enjoyable.
I knew a little about the Irish/British conflicts, but felt that this part in the book wasn't explained very well at all. Terms were just mentioned without telling you what they meant and so I wasn't always sure if they were a good thing or a bad thing. Had I not known the little I did, I think I would have been completely lost.
I fell in love with the main characters almost right away and the secondary characters were also very nice. I am really looking forward to learning more about Ana, one of the women who befriended Cara and who the second book is going to be about. Books two and three in this series are set to be released in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
If you love historical romance with a bit of suspense then I think you would enjoy No Safe Harbor.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***
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- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (October 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764210394
- ISBN-13: 978-0764210396
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Available to purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | CBD
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Journey, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies, which she co-authored with Janelle Mowery, earned her the 2008 IWA Writer of the Year Award. In 2010, her first full-length historical novel Love Finds You in Calico, California was given four stars from Romantic Times. And her popular literary blog, The Borrowed Book, enjoys a wide readership, its first year seeing more than 17,000 visitors.
Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, and often attends conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Along with her husband and two children, Elizabeth makes her home in the great state of Texas. To learn more about her work, visit her at www.elizabethludwig.com.
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