This historical novel has lots of suspense and action! It takes place in New York in the late 1800's, when scores of Irish immigrants were leaving because of the famine. Cara Hamilton thought her brother was dead until she received a short note asking her to go to America quickly and to trust no one.
Unwittingly she falls prey to those who are trying to kill her brother, and she isn't sure whom to turn to when her life is in danger.
While the twists and turns in this book are fascinating, there were times when I wasn't really sure what was going on. Some details seemed a bit too convenient, and I think the author presumed some knowledge on the part of the reader about Irish politics. That said, it all comes together in the end and I finished the book wanting to know more about English/Irish political history.
I will definitely read the sequels to this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In 2010, her first full-length historical novel Love Finds You in Calico, California earned Four Stars from the Romantic Times. Books two and three of Elizabeth’s mystery series, Died in the Wool (Barbour Publishing) and Inn Plain Sight (Spyglass Lane), respectively, released in 2011.
Coming in 2012 is Elizabeth’s newest historical series from Bethany House Publishers. No Safe Harbor, the first book in the Edge of Freedom Series, will release in October, with two more books following in 2013 and 2014.
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
If you would like to read the first chapter of No Safe Harbor, go HERE.
Thank you to Bethany House publishers for providing a copy of this book for review.