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Tuesday, November 20, 2012



She came to America searching for her brother. Instead all she's found is a web of danger.
Cara Hamilton had thought her brother to be dead. Now, clutching his letter, she leaves Ireland for America, desperate to find him. Her search leads her to a houseful of curious strangers, and one man who claims to be a friend-Rourke Walsh. Despite her brother's warning, Cara trusts Rourke, revealing her purpose in coming to New York.
She's then thrust into a world of subterfuge, veiled threats, and attempted murder, including political revolutionaries from the homeland out for revenge. Her questions guide her ever nearer to locating her brother-but they also bring her closer to destruction as those who want to kill him track her footsteps.
With her faith in tatters, all hope flees. Will her brother finally surface? Can he save Cara from the truth about Rourke... a man she's grown to love? 


Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Journey, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies, which she co-authored with Janelle Mowery, earned her the 2008 IWA Writer of the Year honors. This book was followed in 2009 by “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” part of a Christmas anthology collection called Christmas Homecoming, also from Barbour Publishing. 

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.


I was trying to remember if I had read any of Elizabeth's books, but I don't think I have. However, that is going to change.

Elizabeth is a wonderful writer. I truly enjoyed her characters in this book, No Safe Harbor. They are dynamic and personable. They hum with the life Elizabeth has given them.

Cara is an amazing young woman in search for her brother. Crossing the Atlantic ocean in those times was a difficult journey at best if not harrowing for a young woman alone. It showed her moxie and determination to locate her brother in a foreign land.

The story, set in a time of chaos and subterfuge for many in Ireland, revealed how that unrest came to the shores of America. Between the potato famine, the battling between Catholics and Protestants and the hapless caught in between, those seeking refuge in the arms of Lady Liberty came accompanied with those seeking Cara's brother and his death.

Cara finds her faith tested on many levels and her heart opens to a man that she isn't sure she can trust. In spite of her naivety, she searches for answers in order to find her brother. She is such an awesome young woman.

Rourke is one of those looking for her brother, as well. Only he doesn't intend to hug him. Strong, handsome, and secretive, he finds himself caught in the web that was suppose to trap Cara's brother. His desire for truth has him rethinking some things.

This is a wonderful story worth reading again and again, at least until the next one of the series is available. I for one am looking forward to reading the next book from The Edge of Freedom series.


I received this review copy from Litfuse Publicity Group for the purpose of writing this review.


Elizabeth Ludwig is celebrating her new book with a Kindle Fire Giveaway and connecting with readers at a Facebook Author Chat party on 12/6.

One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 5th. Winner will be announced at the "No Safe Harbor" Author Chat Facebook Party on 12/6. Connect with Elizabeth, get a sneak peek of the next book in the Edge of Freedom series, try your hand at the trivia contest, and win some great prizes—gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

So grab your copy of No Safe Harbor and join Elizabeth on the evening of the December 6th for a chance to connect with her and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 6th!



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