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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

No Safe Harbor...Review

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?

Cara Hamilton arrives in New York city hoping to find her missing twin brother.  His letter told her to trust no one, but Cara finds herself at the mercy of a kind gentleman on board her ship who directs her to a boarding house and Rourke Walsh, a mysterious man she meets when she arrives at Ellis Island.  Even though she was warned not to trust anyone, Cara somehow trusts Rourke, even as danger and mystery seem to find her.

This is the first in a series but I will admit that there were times I felt like I'd missed out on some back history.     The historical aspect of Irish/American relations at the turn of the century was fascinating although I didn't always understand what drove these characters to their actions or how easily some of them took the lives of others.  I did enjoy the story and I do look forward to the rest of the Edge of Freedom series as I often end up enjoying subsequent books more than the initial one.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Elizabeth Ludwig here.  You can purchase your own copy here. You can see other reviews and tour stops here.

Read 11/12

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3/5 Stars

4 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this one. I didn't really feel like I missed out on any back histoy.

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  2. I have this one on my bookshelf. Might have to read it soon. Great review.

    Kimberlee
    http://girllostinabook.blogspot.com

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  3. The Irish aspect makes me really curious about this one!

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