Thursday, July 23, 2015

No Safe Harbor

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
No Safe Harbor
Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2012)
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.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of No Safe Harbor, go HERE.

Monday, July 20, 2015


It was an innocent conversation.  Really just a few comments said in passing.   My son was telling about how and his friend were talking about all the things their parents wouldn't let them do growing up.   However, what it really boiled down to was the things I didn't let him do when he was little.   His friends started listing things and Todd said, "Nope, my parents didn't let me do that."  

After he left the room I started thinking through the list of things I had "deprived" him of growing up.   If we had another child right now would I let them do those things?   No.  My mind hadn't changed.   I still feel the same way.    Movies, books, video games, television shows, etc... we were careful with what they were exposed to when they were little.    We wanted them to learn to discern.  To have the wisdom to see things with a Biblical worldview.   All of those things took age and  discernment to decide when they were ready. 

In all likelihood my son may let his kids do some of the things we didn't let him do.  If so, that is his decision.   I know that my husband and I have chosen to do things differently than our parents.  

However, my heart is content knowing that we follows His lead in raising our boys in the way He led us. 

"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take  or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lordand who meditates on his law day and night."   Psalm 1:1-2