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.”
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.
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.