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Elizabeth Ludwig’s No Safe Harbor


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?

This novel is the kind of read that is perfect for a Sunday afternoon. There is suspense, mystery, intrigue and romance and the concept and location of the novel is original. The mystery was sufficiently interesting enough to keep you turning the pages and trying to figure out what had happened. Everyone was not whom they seemed (Poor Cara!). The romance was sweet and believable. Cara’s character fit her circumstances; she never came across to me as annoying and the decisions Rourke made, made sense. Spiritually, Cara has to trust God to be faithful and Rourke has remember that vengenance is the Lord’s. If there was any drawback, I would say that the novel is pretty straightforward. Yet, it was still a page-turner. Overall, a good book. Recommended!

** I recieved this copy from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in any way**

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