Saturday, March 17, 2018

Dark Road Home


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LUDWIG, ELIZABETH
DARK ROAD HOME

Ana Kavanagh's memories of Ireland are mostly of fire and pain. As a girl she survived a blaze that left her an orphan, left her scarred, and left her angry at God. Now in New York, Ana finds a kindred spirit in Eoghan Hamilton, who's struggling with his own anger. His twin sister, Cara, betrayed him by falling in love with his enemy.

Cast aside by everyone, Eoghan hopes to rejoin the Finians, an organization pushing for change back in Ireland, by securing infromation against Rourke, the man his sister married. Ana, Cara's friend, may be his best source, and despite the attraction he feels, Eoghan determines to use the girl's sweet nature to his advantage.

Adding to the danger is a specter from Eoghan's own past, one whose thirst for vengeance knows no bounds. Eoghan must choose which road to follow -- bitterness or forgiveness -- and where to finally place his trust.

My Review:

published in 2013

Happy St.Patrick's Day. This Irish / Canadian reader loves to find a wee bit o'home inside a novel so I was thrilled to catch up on Elizabeth Ludwig's Edge of Freedom series. Oddly enough I've read book one and three but missed this one completely! Very sloppy of me, I know! But how opportune to be able to share an Irish tale on an Irish holiday. :-)

Dark Road Home does carry a dark thread within it's covers. We're talking about the Irish rebellion, after all. And the Finians are a complicated -- and dangerous -- group of men. Sinister sabotage and buried secrets threaten to blot out the hope of new opportunities in a new country.

Ana has come to America to escape her past. Eoghan is in New York to pursue the ghosts of his past.  These two have been battered by circumstance and balance on the precipice between bitterness and forgiveness. So much heartache and pain. And, honestly, I never wanted to simultaneously box ears and hug-smother a character more than I did chip-on-his-shoulder Eoghan! Gah! Stubborn Irishman. Of course, he complicates what could have been a fanciful boy-meets-girl tale into something so much edgier. And the suspense plot just sweetens the deal. If you enjoy a blend of danger and suspense with your historical romance, Dark Road Home might just be the perfect next read.

The only issue I have with this story is the author's tendency to confuse Scottish sayings with Irish. Contrary to popular belief, they are not interchangeable. :-)

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GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Dark Road Home, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 18 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

21 comments:

  1. I would love to win this book 😁 💙
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  2. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Kav! This one sounds like a good one! Thank you for the opportunity. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I chuckled at your last comment. I wouldn't be able to differentiate an Irish saying from a Scottish one!

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    1. If you did it would drive you crazy! lol Good luck, SavingsinSeconds.

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  8. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Elizabeth is a new-to-me author. KAV, thank you for the great review and chance to win a copy.

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  9. I love anything to do with the Irish old country! Such grand history. This one looks very good. Thanks for the chance. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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