Elizabeth Ludwig’s No Safe Harbor (review and giveaway)

Renee Ann Smith —  December 14, 2012 — 25 Comments

No Safe Harbor

UPDATE: A winner has been chosen! I’m just waiting for details on how you will receive the book before I contact you. Congrats & Merry Christmas!

If you’re partial to turn-of-the-century romantic suspense with a touch of Irish charm, you’ll enjoy Elizabeth Ludwig’s No Safe Harbor. The story begins on Ellis Island in 1897, where the heroine, a young lass named Cara Hamilton, has just arrived from Derry. She meets the hero, a fine braw lad named Rourke Walsh, on the ferry to the mainland. Rourke finds himself quite taken with our Cara’s red hair and innocent eyes. Too bad he has vowed to kill her brother.

At first unaware of the intrigue surrounding her twin brother Eoghan, Cara rents a room, finds a job, and takes every opportunity to search for him. She cannot understand why Eoghan does not come to her. Until, as Booklist puts it, “An evolving series of twists and turns uncovers the truth about her brother, and about Rourke, forcing Cara to make hard decisions to save those she loves. Praised for her past works of historical fiction, Texas-based Christian-fiction-author Ludwig keeps readers on the edge of their seats in this suspenseful romance, interlaced with period detail, as desperation to find her family takes Cara down a hazardous road to loved ones lost and found.”

the quiet man

John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara in The Quiet Man

No Safe Harbor is a fast-paced, entertaining read. I could easily imagine this book as a Hallmark movie and had fun imagining some of my favorite Irish actors—Maureen O’Hara, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gabriel Byrne—playing various parts. I hope to meet these characters again in a future book. Thanks so much to Elizabeth Ludwig and her publisher for providing a copy for me to review!

GIVEAWAY: Elizabeth has offered to give a copy of No Safe Harbor to one of you! NOTE: I had trouble sending out the books from last month’s hard copy giveaways, but you don’t have to worry about that. This book will be coming from the publisher.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be entered in the drawing. (USA only) I’ll let the contest run until Friday, December 21. Feel free to complete any of the bonus entries.

Bonus Entries:

***You can purchase a copy of No Safe Place at this link.

Elisabeth Ludwig

Elizabeth Ludwig

About the author: Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Journey, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, and often attends conferences and seminars, where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Her popular literary blog, The Borrowed Book, enjoyed a wide readership in its first full year, with more than 17,000 visitors in 2011. Along with her husband and two children, Elizabeth makes her home in the great state of Texas. You can connect with Elizabeth at her website www.elizabethludwig.net.


Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

25 responses to Elizabeth Ludwig’s No Safe Harbor (review and giveaway)

  1. Thank you so much for the chance to win! I follow you on Facebook, Twitter & I have signed up for the newsletter!

    Beth B.

  2. I have really been wanting to read this book, it has 3 of my favorite elements in a story, Irish, Historical, and Suspense.
    I am following you on Facebook and Twitter as well as signed up for the newsletter.
    Thanks for the review and giveaway! Loved the photo from Quiet Man, favorite actors of mine and definitely a favorite movie!
    Jasmine A.

  3. What a wonderful opportunity!! Thank you for inviting me to this event and chance to win this exciting novel!!!

  4. I would love to win a copy! I’ve never actually read any of her books, but I love trying out books from authors I don’t know! Do we have to comment for every time we do a bonus entry? I did all of them, but wasn’t sure how to tell you. Thanks

  5. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win Elizabeth’s book, Renee! I follow you on FB and Twitter. 🙂

  6. Thanks for the opportunity to win . . . looking forward to reading her book!

  7. I can’t wait to read this book! Looks so suspenseful!

    I am now a fan of your facebook page and I signed up for your newsletter!

  8. I’d love to win a copy of this book! It looks amazing! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

  9. Hello,
    thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. I’m stopping by now. I love historical Christian romances, so this sounds like a great one to read!

  10. This book would be right in my wheelhouse. What do I prefer reading? Something wholesome enough to read and give to my 12 year old granddaughter and let her read too!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway entry! Good way to attract attention to a book 🙂

  12. Renee – Thank you for the direct invitation on Goodreads. I’d love to enter. Sounds like a good read and would be a lovely addition to the Alamance Christian School library.

    godleyv [at]yahoo [dot] com

  13. I would love to win,Enter me!!
    Thanks for the giveaway and God Bless!!
    Sarah Richmond

  14. Thanks for the invitation for your giveaway. Sounds like a great book!

  15. I follow you on Facebook and signed up for your newsletter.
    I really appreciate the free ebooks you let us know about. I share these links with my Christian book club.
    No Safe Harbor sounds like a book I’d love to read. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  16. This sounds like a great book, my daughter would like it too.


  17. Hi Ladies,
    I’d love to be in the drawing for this book. I downloaded the first chapter and loved it, but haven’t scared up the extra cash to purchase it. I love the combination of historical and suspense!

    Thanks Renee!

  18. This book looks so good! It sounds very exciting. I follow you on FB, twitter, and your newsletter.

  19. I attended the Facebook party with Elizabeth, but sadly did not win a copy of her book 🙁 I would love to read No Safe Harbor, as I’m tossing around the idea of writing historical suspense and would love to read more in that genre. Not to mention that I’m definitely intrigued by the back cover blurb.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. +1 — I’m already a fan on Facebook
    +1 — And I’m also already subscribed to your newsletter 🙂

    Sadly, I don’t have a twitter account so I can’t follow you. Otherwise I would, if that counts for anything 😉

  21. I keep hearing how good this is.
    (not an entry)

  22. This book sounds really good. I just love the time period and the story line. I would like to find out what the story is with her brother. Please enter me. Thanks!
    Follow on Facebook as Anita Yancey
    Follow on Twitter. Twitter Name: @AnitaYancey
    Newsletter subscriber


  23. This looks like a great book. Would love to read it.
    Follow you on facebook as Merry Sunshine

  24. Thanks – my wife particularly likes these types of novels so this would be for her.

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