Step back in time and get a glimpse of life for the
immigrant Irish in New York.
No Safe Harbor, by Elizabeth Ludwig begins with the historical setting of Ellis
Island in the year of 1897. The heroine, Cara Hamilton finds she is all alone
when she reaches America and her brother doesn’t come for her.
Page-after-page, this story is filled with intrigue and dark
As Cara needs to trust those around her while she searches
for her brother, she is thrust into a culture of Irish Americans who may not
have her best interest at heart.The twists and turns kept me wanting to find out more about
who lurks in the shadows and the boardinghouse where Cara stays. And the one
she trusts the most—is the very man her brother has warned her to stay away
This is a great historical novel filled with suspense and
The title alone gives the reader an idea of what the book holds!
recommend this book and look forward to reading Ludwig’s next book in the
series, Edge of Freedom.
Cheryl St. John has always been one of my favorite authors.
As well as a great writer of contemporary and historical romance,
St. John also writes Inspirational or Christian fiction.
Her book, The Wedding Journey, is part of a
trilogy of Irish lassies that have embarked on a journey to America. This novel
centers on Maeve Murphy and the ship’s doctor, Flynn Gallaher.
Maeve, with her talent for helping others, and the good
doctor, who needs an assistant, find themselves
working together as they tend to the sick and injured aboard ship. While Maeve’s
concern is getting her sisters to America, Dr. Gallaher battles against his
attraction to Maeve. In this novel, Ms. St. John does an excellent job creating a picture of Ireland and
living aboard a sailing vessel bound for America in the year 1850.
Throughout the book, Cheryl St. John's love for God is revealed through her
Be active, investigate—read their blogs, and their websites.
Take time to learn about authors who write the type of genre you write—who is
their agent. Mr. Lukeman lists many different ways to learn about agents.
Send out those query letters.
The more agents you query, the more likely you are going to
find the one who will help you.
Also, Mr. Lukeman gives information on where to go to learn
who (authors) these agencies represent, what new book deals they’ve made and
how many they’ve sold over the course of a year, and if they’ve made deals with
publishers—selling works of new authors or if the agents sell only those
authors who are already selling books.
This is your writing career. Don’t fool yourself thinking
you should sit back and wait—don’t watch your email box or your mailbox waiting
for your career to become what you want. Have you finished writing thatnovel and believe it is ready for the world
to see? You can change where you are as a writer.
Read Noah Lukeman’s ebook. Currently, it is free at Amazon.
Around February, a few glitches appeared and I worried. Come March, more glitches appeared, then errors, freezes, and forced shut-downs. April and May, I did my school work--at work. June came and I realized without help my laptop was going to die and I wouldn't even know the reason why.
Thankfully Dell had it working again after a week of tinkering and replacing software, but I hesitated--wondering if I should have gone and purchased a new laptop. Maybe, just maybe, I can get a few more years service from this one.