Friday, December 13, 2013

No Safe Harbor: Edge of Freedom Series Book 1 By Elizabeth Ludwig

I received this book from Bethany House Blogging Program for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions I have expressed here are my own.

Book Description:  

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?

My Thoughts: 

No Safe Harbor is the first book in Elizabeth Ludwig's newest series Edge of Freedom.  Cara Hamilton sets out to find her twin brother who was believed to be dead. When she finds a letter from him, she leaves her home in Ireland and sets out to New York.  Cara's brother warns her not to trust Rourke Walsh in his letter but Cara finds herself trusting him and telling him her reasons for being there.  As Cara searches, others follow her with the intent to find her brother through her search.

No Safe Harbor is the first book by Elizabeth Ludwig that I have had the pleasure of reading. As a HUGE fan of historical fiction I found myself drawn to this book. Set in 1897, Elizabeth Ludwig gives insight to what people coming from another country on boats endured; how easy it was for them to get in trouble because of not knowing English. Elizabeth Ludwig accurately depicts the conditions of life in that time for immigrants making the journey to America.  This book has a little bit of everything: Suspense, action, romance, and history. Elizabeth brings to life a diverse and interesting cast of characters in this book. She also painted a vivid picture of the world and politics of 1897. The story grabbed a hold of me from the start, all the way to end.  Leaving me wanting more! I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Christian Fiction, you won't be disappointed. I give this book 4 STARS. 

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