Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tide and Tempest

Author: Elizabeth Ludwig
Publisher: Bethany House
March 2014
ISBN: 978-0764210419
Genre: Historical romantic suspense

Two years ago, her fiance perished
during their voyage to America.

Now she discovers it may have been murder. . .

Dreaming of a better life, Tillie McGrath leaves Ireland behind and, with her beloved fiancé by her side, sets sail for America. But when illness robs her of the man she holds dear, she's left alone with only a handful of tattered memories. While forging on proves difficult, Tillie soon finds some new friends at her New York boardinghouse, and begins pursuing a new dream--to open a home for orphaned children.

Despite two years passing, Captain Keondric Morgan has never forgotten the lass who left his ship so heartbroken. When a crewman's deathbed confession reveals her fiancé’s demise was the result of murder, the captain knows he must try to contact her. But his attention draws the notice of others as well--dangerous men who believe Tillie has in her possession something that could expose their crimes. And to their way of thinking, the best way to prevent such an outcome is to seize the evidence and then hand Tillie the same fate as her naïve fiancé.

TIDE AND TEMPEST is the third book in the Edge of Freedom series by Elizabeth Ludwig. This book does stand alone, but fans will want to read No Safe Harbor and Dark Road Home to get the first part of the story.

I enjoyed reading TIDE AND TEMPEST and getting to know Keondric and Tillie. The language was rather formal but probably true to the culture and time period. Fans of Ms. Ludwig, or historical suspense will love TIDE AND TEMPEST. $14.99. 363 pages. 4 stars. 

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