My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A gripping thriller that kept my interest since day one. The tale of Cara is one of intense feelings. Hurt, anger, hope, love, lost, and redemption are what she feels on a daily basis. She has been alone in Ireland for two years since her parents have died and her brother disappeared. Til one day in 1897 she receives a letter from her brother. The letter states that is she to come to America and wait for him but not to tell anyone why she has come, and to trust no one. Cara ends up meeting an older gentleman on the boat from Ireland to America and he sets her up at a boarding house that is ran by his friend. From there, while waiting for her brother to come Cara throws herself into her life as an American. Finding a job, enjoying friendships with the other ladies at the boarding house, and even falling in love. Yet can she trust the man she falls for? Or is he using her to find her brother? Read the book to find out what happens in the end! Also, the second book to the series comes out some time this year. Enjoy!
Book synopsis from Goodreads.com:
The Thrill of Romantic Suspense Meets the Romance of 1800s America
Lured by a handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, Cara Hamilton sets off from 1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she’d thought dead. Her search lands her in America, amidst a houseful of strangers and one man who claims to be a friend–Rourke Walsh.
Despite her brother’s warning, Cara decides to trust Rourke and reveals the truth about her purpose in America. But he is not who he claims to be, and as rumors begin to circulate about an underground group of dangerous revolutionaries, Cara’s desperation grows. Her questions lead her ever closer to her brother, but they also bring her closer to destruction as Rourke’s true intentions come to light