Monday, November 26, 2012

No Safe Harbor

No Safe Harbor is book one in the Edge of Freedom Series by Elizabeth Ludwig.  Cara Hamilton has crossed the ocean and left her beloved Ireland to come to New York for a secret purpose.  Her brother Eoghan left Ireland under dangerous and dubious circumstances and thought to be dead, but has suddenly contacted Cara.  Cara makes fast friends with a mysterious Rourke Walsh and other girls at her boarding house, but she seems to make fast enemies as well for no apparent reason.  Do these enemies have something to do with Eoghan?  With no word from her brother and danger seemingly to close in Cara feels that she has to trust someone, but who?

I loved this book!  It is very exciting, mysterious and suspenseful.  The political and religious turmoil had its roots in Ireland, but came across the ocean at full force.  I don’t know much about the history of New York in the late 1800’s and loved how much history is found in this novel.  I loved how Ludwig incorporated Ellis Island and true historical events to make this a very believable story. We have Irish roots and it was so interesting to see the fierce family loyalty and religious and political prejudice.  Of course the best part is always the love story and it was wonderful!  Definitely recommend this book! 

Provided by the Publisher for review

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