Afternoons with Avery ♥ Books

  Sunday, October 21, 2012

No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig

A page turner!
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 characters.
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 from.
This is a great historical novel filled with suspense and romance. 
The title alone gives the reader an idea of what the book holds!
I recommend this book and look forward to reading Ludwig’s next book in the series, Edge of Freedom.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Winning the Widow's Heart--Book Review

In Sherri Shackelford’s debut novel, Winning the Widow's Heart, she paints a good picture of Kansas homestead life in the 1870s. 
From the first page, no—from the first sentence, I was hooked. 
This book reminds me of an old western movie—where one event sharpens the next!  
A great read—I highly recommend this book! 

  Saturday, October 20, 2012

 The Wedding Journey--Book Review

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 characters. 
A good cozy read.

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