“Tide and Tempest” Edge of Freedom #3, by Elizabeth Ludwig, book review
Tillie McGarath came to America with her beloved fiancé’ to find freedom and start a new life. But he dies on the ship during the passage, so she is forced to find her way in America alone. The captain of the ship gets her safely established in a reputable boarding house before returning the sea. Now, two years later, the death bed confession of the ship’s doctor reveals he murdered Tillie’s intended. To right that wrong, Captain Morgan now tries to find Tillie and tell her the truth. But the truth has many other troubles associated with it, and puts not only Morgan, but now Tillie in danger.
This is the conclusion of the Edge of Freedom series, and it is an exciting one. Even if you did not read the others in the series, you will enjoy this book. There is a lot of adventure, just enough mystery to keep us guessing, and a bit of Irish and American history too.
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher, Bethany House. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Bethany House Publishers (March 4, 2014)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Rocket, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies (co-authored with Janelle Mowery), earned her the 2008 IWA Writer of the Year Award. This book was followed in 2009 by “I’ll be Home for Christmas”, part of the Christmas anthology collection, Christmas Homecoming.
In 2011, her second mystery, Died in the Wool (co-authored with Janelle Mowery) was nominated for a Carol Award. In 2012, the popular EDGE OF FREEDOM series released from Bethany House Publishers. Books one and two, No Safe Harbor and Dark Road Home, respectively, earned 4 Stars from the RT Book Reviews. Book three, Tide and Tempest, received top honors with 4 1/2 Stars.
Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, often attending conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Along with her husband and children, she makes her home in the great state of Texas.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 fiance 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 fiance’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 fiance.