Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig

Tide and Tempest, by Elizabeth Ludwig

From the Publisher:

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.

My Review:

Overall Impression – I REALLY loved this book!!!!! I feel like it was well written and it was interesting and I didn’t want to put it down.

Characters – The characters were FANTASTIC!! Sweet Tillie who carries around so much emotional baggage and tries to be so strong and brave, yet is vulnerable and in need of forgiveness and acceptance and someone to lean on. The brooding Captain Morgan who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders and takes responsibility for those he loves. He’s quiet and brave, unassuming and humble. I loved him. Charming Cass who, when tested, proves his maturity, yet still manages to remain the fun-loving, charming guy that he is. Each of the main characters were well-developed in their personalities. The author did a fantastic job creating them.

Plot – Very interesting book! This book quickly dove into the story and kept you interested with romance and suspense. The plot came to a wonderful climax and didn’t end too quickly. The author eased into the resolution so that you didn’t feel cheated when you got to the last page. I hate when a book reaches a climax and then is wrapped up too quickly… if you take all that time building up to it, then you need to take the time coming down from it. Elizabeth Ludwig does a great job with that in this book!

I would love to read more books by this author and would absolutely recommend her to friends.

I received an ADVANCED READER COPY from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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