Thursday, March 20, 2014

CFBA Review: Tide And Tempest by:Elizabeth Ludwig

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Tide and Tempest
Bethany House Publishers (March 4, 2014)
Elizabeth Ludwig


Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Rocket, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies (co-authored with Janelle Mowery), earned her the 2008 IWA Writer of the Year Award. This book was followed in 2009 by "I'll be Home for Christmas", part of the Christmas anthology collection, Christmas Homecoming.

In 2011, her second mystery, Died in the Wool (co-authored with Janelle Mowery) was nominated for a Carol Award. In 2012, the popular EDGE OF FREEDOM series released from Bethany House Publishers. Books one and two, No Safe Harbor and Dark Road Home, respectively, earned 4 Stars from the RT Book Reviews. Book three, Tide and Tempest, received top honors with 4 1/2 Stars.

Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, often attending conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Along with her husband and children, she makes her home in the great state of Texas.


Two years ago, her fiance perished during their voyage to America.

Now she discovers it may have been murder...

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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Tide and Tempest, go HERE.

My Review:
 Tillie McGrath left Ireland to start out fresh and new with her fiancé, only to lose him to an illness. Having lost the only man she has ever loved, her whole life was changed, it seemed like forever. But Tillie isn't going to let that stop her from bettering herself in New York. Finally, having friends who truly care about her, Tillie finally starts finding hope in life, a reason to live. She make plans to open a home for orphaned children. In the hopes she will help many saddened and alone children.

 Capt. Keondric Morgan remembers Tillie, the girl who had once been on top of the world, but left his ship a heartbroken woman. Keondric knew that her husband or soon to be husband had died on his ship, but after looking through the evidence more, he notices what could be the truth to her fiancés murder. Finding this evidence and making this discovery he has opened up a new can of worms, one that can put himself and Tillie in danger. He must find Tillie and tell her what he has found before it's to late. But where could she be?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.