Dark Road Home is filled with suspense and danger from cover to cover. The main characters' stories vary in specific details, but their past and current lives are intertwined in unexpected ways. Elizabeth Ludwig has obviously done extensive historical research that gives real life to her tales of these Irish immigrants and some of the struggles they encountered before and after their move to America. In the midst of the intrigue is a beautiful story of unexpected love and renewed faith.
Like book one in her Edge of Freedom series (read my review of No Safe Harbor) Elizabeth fills the pages with mystery and questions. At times, it was hard for me to keep up with all the characters, what their roles are, and how they fit together. Pieces of the puzzle come into focus one by one and by the end of the story, many of the questions are answered. But she leaves enough suspense to make me anxious to read Tide and Tempest, due to come out next spring, for even more answers.
Thanks to Bethany House for providing this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the book:
The nightmares of her past have found Ana Kavanagh an ocean away.
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 Fenians, an organization pushing
for change back in Ireland, by securing information 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.
About the author:
Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author and an accomplished speaker and teacher. Her historical novel Love Finds You in Calico, California earned four stars from RT Book Reviews.
She is the owner and editor of the popular literary blog The Borrowed
Book. Along with her husband and two children, Elizabeth makes her home
in Orange, Texas. Learn more at www.elizabethludwig.com.