Wednesday, October 24, 2012

No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

No Safe Harbor

Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2012)


Elizabeth Ludwig


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.


The Thrill of Romantic Suspense Meets the Romance of 1800s America

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.

Margie's Comments: Elizabeth Ludwig has another winner in my book. The characters are wonderful. I've fallen in love with Rourke, even with his conflicted soul. And Cara is a dear, so trusting and lovable. Her desire to champion her brother's reputation in spite of everything to the contrary keeps the reader's attention and draws them further into the book. I love how we see New York City through an immigrant's eyes—so new and foreign to her Irish country life. I highly recommend No Safe Harbor.


Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Hi, Margie! Thank you for reading and reviewing NO SAFE HARBOR. I'm glad you enjoyed Cara and Rourke's story.

Book two in this series, DARK ROAD HOME, is all about Cara's brother, Eoghan. I'm curious, were you able to pick up the pronounciation of his name from the context clues I left? How did you say his name in your head?

Margie Vawter said...

Hi Elizabeth! Before I picked up on the clues, I was pronouncing it Eh-o-gan. Ha! I should know better, since I'm 1/4 Scots! I know those old names aren't pronounced phonetically. Still . . . it's a great name, whichever way it's pronounced. :)