Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NO SAFE HARBOR by Elizabeth Ludwig

Cara Hamilton thought her brother (Eoghan) was dead until she received a letter.  She travels to America to search for him.  Despite the fact he tells her to talk to no one, she befriends Rourke Walsh, a man who says he's a friend.  Not realizing all that her brother was involved in, she becomes a pawn in a deadly game of revenge.  Rourke seems to care for Cara, but he's not who she thinks he is.  Her growing feelings for him cause her to trust him.  With little faith and hope left, she wonders if she should have trusted Rourke Walsh.  As she gets closer to finding her brother the closer to danger she finds herself in.  Will she learn the truth about Rourke? Will she ever find her brother or will revenge find it's target?

What a wonderful turn-of-the-century story of Irish immigrants coming to America. It was loaded with danger, suspense and of course romance.  As you arrive at Ellis Island with Cara, you immediately feel her apprehension and rightly so.  Not knowing who to trust can make you weary.  That immediately drew me into the story.  The author keeps you turning pages to see how it will all turn out.  The characters were well drawn and fully fleshed out.  The tension between Rourke and Cara was tangible.  It's easy to see why Cara reacted to Rourke the way she did.  As I was reading I was thinking that despite our circumstances and though we lose faith, the Lord is always there.  Sometimes we have to come to the very end of ourselves before we're reminded of that.  I loved the very satisfying ending but the door is wide open for Eoghan's story.  Looking forward to reading 'Dark Road Home', book 2 in the Edge of Freedom Series.

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (October 1, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0764210394
ISBN-13: 978-0764210396

*This complimentary copy provided by Bethany House through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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