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4.20.2014

Tide and Tempest ~ Review

Tide and Tempest
Edge of Freedom Book 3
By Elizabeth Ludwig

Two years have passed since Tillie McGrath lost her fiance, Braedon on the journey to America.  But the past and all its pain come back when Captain Keondric Morgan comes to the boardinghouse where she's staying.  Tillie and Morgan are in danger because of Braedon's death.  But what does Braedon's death have to do with his ties with the Fenians?  And why the danger?

Keondric Morgan has just discovered the truth about the death of Braedon McKillop.  And what he has discovered concerns him, because it means Braedon's young fiance could be the next to die. For some reason Tillie has been on Morgan's mind and he can't get her out of it.  But he has responsibilities and Tillie is so much younger than him

Tillie is equally drawn to Morgan, but she refuses to acknowledge it.  She doesn't deserve happiness after what she's done.  And she has an orphanage to start if she can get the money together.

Keondric and Tillie's story is one of letting go of the guilt of the past and embracing the forgiveness that God so freely offers.  Both are offered second chances if they are willing to take the risk and accept what is being offered.

I haven't read the first two books in this series, so I don't think one has to read them.  But the references made about other characters has made me want to read the first two books.  Time and Tempest is set at the turn of the century (19th into 20th) in New York City.  I found this to be an enjoyable and enlightening book. The history of the struggle for Irish independence and its links to America are interesting and are fodder for research into Fenians and their struggles.
 
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

About

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.