Book Review : No Safe Harbor

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I recently was blessed to read Elizabeth Ludwig’s book NO Safe Harbor.  This book is the first is a new series titled Edge of Freedom. 

While I simply enjoy reading, I really enjoy when there is an added plus that a story can offer, I loved that this story took place in the 1890’s.  The picture that Ms. Ludwig painted of New York during this period was very interesting and made me feel like I could imagine it in my mind just as she described it.

This story is about a woman who has come across the sea from England/ Ireland.  She must make her way in this country as she tries to find her twin brother whom she believed dead for years.  She knows she has to keep his existence a secret, or she could be in danger, but that is really all she knows.

Meanwhile, the people behind her brother going in to hiding find her and are hoping to catch him through her.  There is a great story going on in the background while England and Ireland are waging a bit of a war themselves and seeing just how that affected the immigrants on this side of the ocean. 

I enjoyed this story, it is a good read and one that offers good strong characters that pull you in, along with many twists and turns along the way.  There are many questions that need to be answered about Cara and her brother Eoghan, not to mention the other men who are after them both.  I enjoyed the suspense and the twists and turns!

My favorite character was Rourke, he is one of the men trying to find Cara’s brother, and who finds her just as she is leaving Ellis Island.  While he seems to be a “bad guy” he is clearly taken with Cara and eventually falls for her completely.  The question he is faced with is whether he will follow his heart or his head?  I

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a light fiction read that will offer some historical insight into the late 1890’s.  To read what others are saying about this book check out this LINK.

To hear the first chapter check this out..

About the book:

No Safe Harbor
Bethany House Publishers, 2012
Lured by a handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, Cara Hamilton sets off from 1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she’d thought dead. Her search lands her in America, amidst a houseful of strangers and one man who claims to be a friend – Rourke Walsh.

Despite her brother’s warning, Cara decides to trust Rourke and reveals the truth about her purpose in America. But he is not who he claims to be, and as rumors begin to circulate about an underground group of dangerous revolutionaries, Cara’s desperation grows. Her questions lead her ever closer to her brother, but they also bring her closer to destruction as Rourke’s true intentions come to light.

Elizabeth Ludwig

is an award winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Journey, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. She 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. In 2010, her first full-length historical novel Love Finds You in Calico, California earned Four Stars from the Romantic Times. Previous books include Where the Truth Lies and Christmas Homecoming. In 2011, books two and three of her mystery series, Died in the Wool and Inn Plain Sight, which she co-authored with Janelle Mowery, will be released from Barbour Publishing.
Along with her husband and two children, Elizabeth makes her home in the great state of Texas. To learn more about Elizabeth and her work, visit her at

Check out Elizabeth’s blog HERE

NOTE : I was offered a copy of No Safe Harbor in exchange for an honest review, by Bethany House Publishers and LitFuse.

1 thought on “Book Review : No Safe Harbor

  1. I love historical fiction that is well written and brings another time period to life. A mystery keeps the plot ongoing and romance is always fun. Plus the author is from Texas:)

    Penny Jones

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