Monday, March 10, 2014
Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig
From the publisher:
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.
This is the third book in the Edge of Freedom series. I have read the first book in the series and now this one. I highly recommend reading all three and in order. If you just read this one alone you will feel lost at parts. It is still a great story, but without the context of the other two stories the reader may feel frustrated at what details they don't understand.
Elizabeth Ludwig is a great story teller. She shares history and mystery in an engaging manner. Readers will be on the edge of their pages as Tillie, Captain Morgan, and the other characters try to figure how to save their lives.
The romance in the story is sweet to watch unfold, and many readers will relate to Tillie's feelings of unworthiness. As humans we often feel that we need to punish ourselves for the wrongs we have done, but what Ludwig brings out is that God forgives us when we ask, and we must allow ourselves to live in that grace.
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Beth-Anne