Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dark Road Home

Author: Elizabeth Ludwig
Publisher: Bethany House
August 2013
ISBN:  978-0764210402
Genre: historical/suspense

Ana Kavanagh's only memories of home are of fire and pain. As a girl she was the only survivor of a terrible blaze, and years later she still struggles with her anger at God for letting it happen.

At a nearby parish she meets and finds a kindred spirit in Eoghan Hamilton, who is struggling with his own anger--his sister, Cara, betrayed him by falling in love with one of his enemies. Cast aside by everyone, Eoghan longs to rejoin the Fenians, a shadowy organization pushing for change back in Ireland. But gaining their trust requires doing some favors--all of which seem to lead back to Ana. Who is she and who is searching for her? As dark secrets from Ana's past begin to come to light, Eoghan must choose which road to follow--and where to finally place his trust.

DARK ROAD HOME is the second book in the Edge of Freedom series, but it easily stands alone. Fans will want to read book one, No Safe Haven, as it is Cara’s story, and she is Ana’s friend and Eoghan’s brother and the stories do tie together. However you won’t be lost if you start with DARK ROAD HOME.

 I enjoy Ms. Ludwig’s writing style and the story drew me in from the very beginning. Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down, and had to find out what happens to Ana – with her horrible uncle who was plotting and planning her death.

DARK ROAD HOME is an engaging stories, with characters I cared about. I can’t wait until the next book in the series, hopefully coming in 2014, but I couldn’t find any information on it. If you are looking for a great historical suspense, then DARK ROAD HOME is an excellent book to choose. Don’t miss it. $14.99. 352 pages. 5 stars.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Laura, once again a great review and definitely a book I'm interested in! Thank you for your reviews!

Judy B