Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tide and Tempest

GIVEAWAY

LUDWIG, ELIZABETH
TIDE AND TEMPEST

Two years ago, her fiancé 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.

My Review:

Amazing conclusion to the Edge of Freedom series. You don't necessarily have to have read the first two books in order to enjoy this one, but I think you'd get more out of it if you have. I read the first book, No Safe Harbor, but missed Dark Road Home and I did feel a bit lost in few places. Not enough to dim my reading enjoyment. It's just that the complicated suspense plot relies a bit on the previous books.

The suspense is intriguing. Loved how Tillie won't take a back seat to solving the mystery of her fiancé's death. And especially love how that determination completely flummoxes poor Captain Morgan. The man has definitely met his match. He is used to being obeyed at sea but Tillie challenges him every step of the way on land.

Their love story is a complicated one, fraught with anxiety and miscommunication until the very end. Talk about keeping rabid romance reader's on the edge of their seats! The romance is almost as suspenseful as the mystery.

And, of course, I loved the Irish angle because I'm Irish-born. Though I have to admit that I found some of 'Irishisms' more Scottish then Irish.

My thanks to so many of my blog readers who recommend this title in a recent reader's choice week. This series had escaped my rabid reader radar and I likely would have missed an awesome read without your input. Going to have to back track and get that second book in the series as well.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Tide and Tempest please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 6 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

28 comments:

  1. Wow, this book sounds amazing and so enjoyed your comments Kav! The suspense, romance, intrigue, and Irish-ness of it, wow :)
    Would love to win a copy, thanks for the giveaway!
    Kara
    wman4jcATaolDOTcom

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  2. I love me a good Irish read, Kara and this is definitely one. Good luck!

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  3. I would love a chance to win this one, Kav! I, too, have only read the first one, but this conclusion sounds epic. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

    amberstokes[at]corban[dot]edu

    ~Amber

    P.S. Lisa (Elizabeth) shared a post today on "The Borrowed Book" about this series - really beautiful. Here's the link: Peeling Back the Layers to Capture Theme.

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    1. Wow, thanks for that link, Amber. I read it too late to comment -- it's the wee hours of Tuesday morning now, but what a moving post and I can really see what she means. Just wow. Good luck with the draw.

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  4. This sounds like a fantastic series! I am adding it to my TBR list and would love to win a copy of TIDE AND TEMPEST! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's great, Britney. Good luck!

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  5. Hello, Kav! Thank you for taking time to read and review Tide and Tempest. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Good luck to all your readers!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth!

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  6. *waving to Amber and Britney* best wishes on your entries my bookloving friends! Thanks Elizabeth and Kav, blessings on you both :)

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    1. *Waving back!* Best wishes for your entry, as well, dear friend! :)

      ~Amber

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  7. The Tide and the Tempest sounds like a winner. I hope I am one too. Thank you for the giveaway and the great review.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck!

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  8. Oh, this sounds like a book I won't want to put down! Please add me, Kav.
    Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. It is definitely a page turner, Merry. Good luck!

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  9. I know I have the first book in the series, not sure about #2. Would love to have the 3rd to read when I get to them.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I've read No Safe Harbor but also missed Dark Road Home. Love to read The Tide and the Tempest.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It's a wonderful read. Good luck rubynreba!

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  11. I loved the first two in this series and would love a chance to win this one! They just keep getting better and better! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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    1. You're right about that Martha. Good luck!

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  12. Haven't read any of Elizabeth's books and this ones sounds great so must start soon. But I do want to read them in order but count me in on this one anyway. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She does a wonderful job at historical detail, Becky. And great suspense. Good luck!

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  13. I read the first book it was wonderful...need to read the second before I this one - thanks for the chance. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yeah, that's the one I missed, but I'm going to back track. Good luck Eliza.

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  14. I havent read any of Elizabeths books but I would love to read this one. It sounds great!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. Have read the first two books in this series, so excited to read the ending. Would highly recommend this series to anyone who likes mysteries!
    Martha
    josieringer(at)gmail(dot)com

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