Cara Hamilton leaves her beloved Ireland behind after she receives a note from the brother she has believed to be dead for the last two years. Her arrival in New York dashes her hopes of a reunion as she sees no sign of him. What Cara doesn’t know is that her brother is not the only one looking for her. Is the friendly Rourke Walsh truly a friend in her time of need or is he something much more sinister?
Elizabeth Ludwig weaves an engaging tale of suspense, romance and faith in “No Safe Harbor.” The characters are fun and engaging, the plot is well woven and the story carries the reader along at a steady pace. The ending weaves all the plot points together nicely. I hesitate to say too much about the plot points lest I give away something of importance. (I hate spoilers.) Now, I’ll be honest, this book did not evoke in me a “Oh my goodness….you HAVE to read this” response but it was a good solid piece of work and quite enjoyable. It is also age appropriate for junior high and high school readers as the romance is of a gentlemanly sort. The only criticism I have of this book is that it may presume a bit more knowledge of “The Irish Troubles” on the part of the reader than many may have.
All in all, I give this book a four out of five for being entertaining and imaginative. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
This book was provided to me by Bethany House for this review.
“No Safe Harbor” Offers Mystery, Suspense and Gang Feuds Set in 1897 New York