Start reading No Safe Harbor (Edge of Freedom Book #1) on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

No Safe Harbor (Edge of Freedom Book #1) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Ludwig
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

Digital List Price: $6.99 What's this?
Print List Price: $14.99
Kindle Price: $5.38
You Save: $9.61 (64%)

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 63%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.

Whispersync for Voice

Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of $3.99 after you buy the Kindle book.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $5.38  
Hardcover, Large Print $30.55  
Paperback, Bargain Price $6.00  
Audio, CD, Audiobook, CD, Unabridged $26.99  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $21.95 or Free with Audible 30-day free trial
Kindle Romance Books for $1.99 Each
Now through August 12, select Kindle romance books are $1.99 each. Browse the full selection to find your next great read.

Book Description

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.


Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

As she steps off the boat at Ellis Island in the opener to Ludwig’s new Edge of Freedom series, Irish lass Cara Hamilton beckons readers to join her as she searches for her brother, Eoghan, whom she had once believed to be dead. In keeping with the social climate in New York at the turn of the twentieth century, Cara confronts the hardships associated with being a young, unchaperoned Irish woman as she attempts to find her place. When a seemingly trustworthy countryman named Rourke befriends her, Cara is guarded but eventually reveals the truth about her immigration. An evolving series of twists and turns uncovers the truth about her brother, and about Rourke, forcing Cara to make hard decisions to save those she loves. Praised for her past works of historical fiction, Texas-based Christian-fiction-author Ludwig keeps readers on the edge of their seats in this suspenseful romance, interlaced with period detail, as desperation to find her family takes Cara down a hazardous road to loved ones lost and found. --Elizabeth Ponder

From the Back Cover

New York City, 1897

She came to America searching for her brother. Instead all she's found is a web of danger.

Cara Hamilton had thought her brother to be dead. Now, clutching his letter, she leaves Ireland for America, desperate to find him. Her search leads her to a houseful of curious strangers, and one man who claims to be a friend--Rourke Walsh. Despite her brother's warning, Cara trusts Rourke, revealing her purpose in coming to New York.

She's then thrust into a world of subterfuge, veiled threats, and attempted murder, including political revolutionaries from the homeland out for revenge. Her questions guide her ever nearer to locating her brother--but they also bring her closer to destruction as those who want to kill him track her footsteps.

With her faith in tatters, all hope flees. Will her brother finally surface? Can he save Cara from the truth about Rourke... a man she's grown to love?

"Texas-based Christian-fiction-author Ludwig keeps readers on the edge of their seats in this suspenseful romance." --Booklist

Product Details

  • File Size: 785 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0764210394
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (October 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008B9HPLY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,238 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tale Well Told October 4, 2012
Format:Paperback
I am not a terribly huge fan of historical fiction...but Elizabeth Ludwig gripped me from page one, with enough suspense, romance, and accurate history of the 1890's and the plight of the Irish so that I couldn't quit reading. Ludwig's heroine, Cara Hamilton is appealing and feisty without being over the top, while her hero is satisfyingly mysterious and strong. Just when I thought I had the plot figured out, Ludwig tossed me a curve (sometimes more than one) so that I was pulled farther and farther along in the story. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to not
only historical fiction buffs, but to those who enjoy a well-crafted suspense story with well-drawn characters and a sense of time/place not many authors are able to create. What can I say? I'm ready for number two in the series!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Suspense and Romance! November 30, 2012
Format:Paperback
A good book, well-written and full of amazing suspense! I usually associate suspense with books set in the present, but this one had a full dose...and was set in the late 1800's. It was exciting and full of action! And I love the cover. Little side note there. Beautiful, and just right for the book. No Safe Harbor (Edge of Freedom) included (as mentioned) a bunch of suspense and just a little romance. One of the ending scenes was a little over-dramatic, I thought...something that reads very well, but almost certainly wouldn't happen in real life. Other than that, it was realistic and kept me turning the pages until late at night! I enjoyed it and will read more by Elizabeth Ludwig.

**I was sent a free copy of this book by Litfuse in return for a review. I was not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.**
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, heart-gripping read! September 29, 2012
Format:Paperback
This is a marvelous story of a time none of us recall but most have some knowledge of by way of stories passed down from grandparents and history books. The period I refer to - late 1890s, New York City - captures our imagination as we think of those who traveled across sometimes treacherous waters from various parts of Europe with high hopes for the future. In No Safe Harbor Cara Hamilton's reasons for traveling to Ellis Island differ in that she has left her homeland of Ireland to launch a search for a brother she thought dead -- until she receives a letter indicating news to the contrary.

This story is rife with conflict, tension, and intriguing twists and turns, as less than stellar characters come and go that lead us to believe Cara is in grave danger. Add to that the romance factor woven in and a plan that only God Himself could orchestrate, and you have found yourself a novel you won't be able to put down. It is one that truly holds you in its grip right up to the end, and when at last you do read that final sentence, you close the book and your eyes and emit a satisfying sigh.

I loved it!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Cliche Story January 21, 2013
Format:Paperback
No Safe Harbor, by Elizabeth Ludwig, is the first book in the Edge of Freedom series. I enjoyed this read, as it was not at all a cliche fiction plot, or even just your typical sweet story. While it is definitely an easy read, this book draws you in to a story that begins at Ellis Island. There are secrets, murders, revenge, and lies, all set in the historical time period of the late 1800s.

Before this book, I had never heard of the Fenian brotherhood....actually I knew very little at all of Irish history. Elizabeth Ludwig intertwines the history with her story.

"Cara Hamilton had thought her brother to be dead. Now, clutching his letter, she leaves Ireland for America, desperate to find him. Her search leads her to a houseful of curious strangers, and one man who claims to be a friend - Rourke Walsh. Despite her brother's warning, Cara trusts Rourke, revealing her purpose in coming to New York." (taken from the back of the book)

One thing that I appreciated about this book (which, if you have read several of my reviews, you might know what's coming) is the way that the characters held onto their Christian values. Consciences were pricked at the lies and deceit, and revenge was shown for what it truly is: a horrible pit. While some of those themes could have been taken farther, in my opinion, I appreciated that this book is Christian fiction that actually had characters living out things clearly spelled out in the Bible. (So many authors give things like that up in the name of a good story.)

As I posted last week, my favorite quote from the book is one that was repeated a few times. "God's help is nearer than the door." The first time I read it, I just stopped right there to ponder it. I love that. God is so close that we can turn to Him in an instant!

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for this review.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Intriguing Mystery October 18, 2012
Format:Paperback
Set in the year 1897, Cara Hamilton thought that her twin brother, Eoghan, was deceased until she gets an unexpected letter from him, in which he urges her to come find him and warns her to trust no one. She boards the ship called the Servia and travels across the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland to America.

When Cara arrives in New York, she meets a stranger named Rourke Walsh. She takes refuge at a boardinghouse where she befriends most of the women whom are living there, all except Deirdre. Why would a woman that hardly knew her, hate her so much? There has to be here than meets the eye about this woman. Cara is determined to learn more about Deirdre, especially when she catches Deirdre prying in her room.

Even though her brother warned her to trust no one, Cara lets her guard down and confides everything to Rourke Walsh. As she spends more time with him, she begins to have romantic feelings for him, but Rourke may not be person that he claims to be.

When I signed up to review No Save Harbor through Litfuse Media Group, I didn't know what to expect as I wasn't familiar with the author. I'm glad that I took a chance as I enjoyed reading this surprisingly intriguing mystery with twists and turns around every chapter. I recommend the book to everyone.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well done!
Thais book had many of features that I like in a good book; intrigue, history, action & romance. Well written and surprising.
Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable clean read
Enjoyable clean read. I look forward to reading the next in the series. More on the romance then mystery but still enough mystery to keep it interesting.
Published 8 days ago by JAB
4.0 out of 5 stars No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig.
No doubt since you are considering reading this book you enjoy books from this era. Putting that behind us this is a book that will intrigue and entertain you from beginning to... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Loraine Elder
5.0 out of 5 stars exciting
I Loved all of this book. Not knowing what really happened until the end kept it exciting. I would recommend this to all my friends.
Published 1 month ago by Linda Bolthouse
4.0 out of 5 stars compelling tale from the first page
I read this Kindle book on my Android phone. The small size of the screen made no difference, as the author had me hooked from the first page. Read more
Published 1 month ago by honeybee
4.0 out of 5 stars Safe Harbor Review
I enjoyed the book and the suspense, but the outcome of the ending was pretty much as expected. Easy to read.
Published 2 months ago by Thomas Fachet
4.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Thriller
A gripping thriller that kept my interest since day one. The tale of Cara is one of intense feelings. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Holly
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the Plot, Liked the Characters
Cara Hamilton has one desire: to find her long lost brother whom she feared to be dead. Yet as she journey's on her quest there are several obstacles that are thrown in her... Read more
Published 2 months ago by ClareBear
4.0 out of 5 stars History, Romance, Values--All Present
Elizabeth Ludwig draws the reader in with a sensory feast. She plunges the reader into the world of the Irish immigrant. Cara is desperate to find her brother. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Diane Huff Pitts
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story for a idle afternoon
An intriguing book of suspense that leaves the reader wondering how events are going to unfold. A few twists and turns one might not expect as well yet at the same time the reader... Read more
Published 3 months ago by School Counselor
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

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. To learn more about her work, visit her at www.elizabethludwig.com.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category