Monday, December 3, 2012

Blog Tour | No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig

No Safe Harbor
by Elizabeth Ludwig
Edge of Freedom series, Book 1
Christian Fiction / Historical
Available October 1
Bethany House
336 pages



About the Book
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?

My Thoughts
Let me start by saying that I've been in a strange place as far as reading goes over the past month. I have read very little, picking up and putting down quite a few books because I simply haven't wanted to read. Despite that (and the fact that it took me over a week to finish this book!), No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig kept my attention and made me want to come back to the book—even if it was just a chapter or two at a time.

From the first few pages, I was instantly intrigued. I loved the details the author included about Cara's arrival to Ellis Island, the process for admittance to the United States, and all of the emotion that evoked. Perhaps I related a bit more to it because I visited Ellis Island last year. The author definitely did her research! After arriving and attempting to settle in, though, Cara's journey takes one twist and turn after the other and gives readers quite an adventure.

While the book did start a bit slowly, I felt that the background information was helpful as I continued reading, and the pace never truly bothered me. I thought this was an interesting combination of historical, romance, and suspense—all three aspects were done so well! I anticipate that the next book in the series will be just as good and look forward to reading it next year! [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House and Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author 
Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author and an accomplished speaker and teacher. Her historical novel Love Finds You in Calico, California earned four stars from Romantic Times. She is the owner and editor of the popular literary blog The Borrowed Book. Along with her husband and two children, Elizabeth makes her home in Orange, Texas.

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