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Monday, December 3, 2012

"No Safe Harbor" by Elizabeth Ludwig


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 is full of twists and turns!  Cara's journey is a difficult one as she tries to find her brother without knowing whom she can trust, and that makes the entire book suspenseful.   It seemed as if every other person she met had some kind of possible connection to her brother, and not knowing whether she's safe keeps the reader on her toes.

My absolute favorite aspect of the book, though, was that of Cara's Irish heritage.  I loved hearing the references to her homeland, to searches through Ellis Island to trace immigrants, and the brogue fairly jumped off the page and into my ears.  My great-grandmother once traced my ancestors back to Ireland in 1632, and I've always wondered what their journey - earlier though it was - must have been like.  While I've never heard of my ancestors having these types of strong family "connections," this makes for a fascinating story!

I can't wait to read the next installment to the Edge of Freedom series.  

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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.

I received a free copy of No Safe Harbor from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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