Thursday, November 15, 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?

My review:

This is one of those books that I requested to review and when it came, I had doubts about it. However, those doubts were unfounded. I enjoyed the book, a lot. The book is suspense, which is right up my alley, but it is different from most suspense books I read because of the time period. It is set in the late 1800's, just a few years short of 1900, so there was no modern police and detective work, but I still liked the book.

The book is set in England and has a lot to do with Irish people and some infighting. For most of the book, it was hard to tell who were the good guys and who were the bad.

I have never read a book by this author, but I like what I read. I like her writing style, her characters, the plot, and the setting. There was a lot if suspense, drama, and even some romance. The book was a fairly fast read, and the further along I got, the more I wanted to read to find out what was going to happen. This is the first in a series, and I definitely want to read the rest.

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. Learn more at

No Safe Harbor is available from Bethany House Publishers.
Thanks to Bethany House and Litfuse for the review copy.