New York City, 1897
She came to America searching for her brother.
Instead all she’s found is a web of danger.
Cara Hamilton had thought her brother to be dead. Now, clutching his letter, she leaves Ireland for America, desperate to find him. Her search leads her to a houseful of curious strangers, and one man who claims to be a friend – Rourke Walsh. Despite her brother’s warning, Cara trusts Rourke, revealing her purpose in coming to New York.
She’s then thrust into a world of subterfuge, veiled threats, and attempted murder, including political revolutionaries from the homeland out for revenge. Her questions guide her ever nearer to locating her brother – but they also bring her closer to destruction as those who want to kill him track her footsteps.
With her faith in tatters, all hope flees. Will her brother finally surface? Can he save Cara from the truth about Rourke…the man she’s grown to love?
Cara Hamilton’s got spunk. An orphan, she crosses the ocean to a foreign country on slim hopes that her brother is still alive and waiting for her there. Her hopes are nearly dashed however, when upon arrival, her brother doesn’t show. Alone, and without a home or a job, and when most would be sorely overwhelmed by their situation, Cara squared her shoulders, lifted up her chin, and forged her way onward. It is this quiet strength that greatly appealed Cara to me. She was resilient, and not helpless, when her situation got dire.
The story was really good, and including all the right elements: history, romance, and suspense. The history was rich and very intriguing, the romance delightful, and the suspense just enough to add some extra ``bite`` to the story. I very much enjoyed this read and wouldn’t hesitate to pick up the next novel in the series.
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